Artist: W. Dire Wolff - Songwriter, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Bass, and Recording
Artist’s Musical style: Folk, Western, Psychedelic, Country, Rock, Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals, and basic American music.
Sundance Jump is the latest recording project by W. Dire Wolff Band. Playing music that reflects the "Northern California Jam Band" sound; the band plays original material and a variety of covers. With influences and covers ranging from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Gram Parsons, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley, the band tries to emulate, as opposed to imitate, their favorite artists. This sound has been called psychedelic folk rock.
Currently the W. Dire Wolff Band is playing and recording mostly in Northern California's Marin and Sonoma Counties. The band has played at parties from Humboldt County to Marin, and plays select night club and venue performances. Performances and studio recording is the focus of this project. Look for the "Sundance Jump" album which is being released in 2015.
Sundance Jump - Album Contributing Musicians:
W Dire Wolff - Guitars, Vocals
Burr Guthrie - Guitars
Christian Gutt - Percussion, Drums
Jeff Colvin - Drums
Jonathan Kates - Bass
Sarah Rosenberg - Electric Violi
W. Dire Wolff writes, records, and performs songs that reflect a basic authentic sound of simple Americana music with a hint of far eastern influence. This music reflects the author’s time spent in the wilderness and ghost towns of Western America and his travels to Tibet, Japan, and other Asian lands. His songs tell stories of graveyards, cowboys, heartbreaks, and blue mountain moments.
Dire Wolfs performs collections of rock oriented western and folk rock ballads, forlorn love songs, and simple mountain songs. He also performs instrumental music on his six and twelve string acoustic guitars, which was composed for playing in temples and sacred places. The telecaster guitar sound combined with booming acoustic guitars, complimented by the use of a vintage Fender steel guitar is the hallmark of Wolff‘s psychedelic country sound.
Artist Summary: W. Dire Wolff is a seasoned coffee house folk singer, psychedelic troubadour, lead guitarist, songwriter, singer, and slide guitar player. He has played small shows and for audiences as large as 20,000. W. Dire Wolff currently lives, records, and performs in Northern California.