W. Dire Wolff - Vocals, Guitars
Mario Cipollina - Bass, Background Vocals, More Guitars, Production Assistance
Ed Michaels - Drums
Neal Carson - Blazing Guitar
Kurt Huget - Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, Background Vocals
Phil Richardson - Fiddle
W. Dire Wolff made the album, Princess of the Rodeo, with some well known Marin and Sonoma County musicians. The album has Mario Cipollina along with Marin County’s Kurt Huget (Moonlight Rodeo), Phil Richardson (fiddle with Norton Buffalo and now with Marin’s Danny Montana & the Bar Association), and Ed Michaels (drummer with many other bands and sessions - recently recording in Marin with guitarist Mark Karan) as well as Petaluma’s, Neal Carson. You can find the album on web sites like CD Baby and Amazon.com or check out Wolff’s website at wdirewolff.com/music
On "Princess of the Rodeo" W. Dire Wolff plays various guitars, lead guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, etc. , sings lead vocals on the tracks, and plays bass on various tracks. Mario Cipollina helped with the album, "Princess of the Rodeo". He started out playing a couple of bass lines and then he helped by producing some of the songs too. Kurt Huget of Moonlight Rodeo, plays mandolin, banjo, piano on the album; but he's actually a guitar player. Neal Carson contributes some fantastic rock guitar tracks to the project.
Princess of the Rodeo a long playing musical album, that features 11 songs written in October 2003 on a segment of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Prayer trip. The album was designed to be a "Far Eastern Psychedelic Spaghetti Western" musical experience. The music is inspired by basic American music styles such as Rock, Folk, Country, Western, Blues, and good old Hillbilly music; but is influenced by travels to Tibet, Japan, and other far eastern countries.