Want to talk diversity than let's talk diversity because in most bands music you can tell where their influences come from and usually it is only one or two different styles. However the Sons of Champlin blow my mind in trying to figure out just what influences them, and after listening to the album really well I have come to realize that EVERYTHING is an influence to these guys.
When you throw in the CD you're going to hear a combination or funk, blues, jazz, and rock. They remind me of the Eagles mixed with the Grateful dead and touch of modern day Dave Matthews Band.
They blend all types of instruments together and have great jam sessions in each song. This is a really good album if you like to dance and move to your music. They use standard instruments and then throw in some trumpet, trombone, saxs, hammond organ, and vibraphone, talk about a mix.
These guys are great band who have been around for years and have taken all the different styles of music, which they grew up with, and threw them all together into one sound. If you love jam bands or just like listening to something new than I would pick up this album. I wouldn't recommend it to you heavy rock fans out there though, it's not something you would be into.