W. Dire Wolff with Sundance Jump has been called "psychedelic folk rock" or "psychedelic Nashville". The guitar based Folk and Rock n' Roll songs are accented by the classically trained electric violinist. The music highlights Wolff's folk/rock ballad songwriting style with various extended jams, winds through country/western daydreams, jazzy tones, highway rock, hippiebilly hoedowns, songs sung in Japanese, and Americana music from the new frontier.
Sundance Jump is the latest recording project by W. Dire Wolff Band. 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.
W. Dire Wolff Band provides a musical backdrop for a party or event; the band plays original material and a variety of covers. Music designed to encourage people to relax and have a good time. By playing a variety of well known and underground songs from early folk music to 60's and 70's rock music, the band can interject some original music that seamlessly brings together the "Northern California Jam Band" sound. People like to dance at the band's shows, and they also can provide some mellow tunes for breaking the ice as an opening act.
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. The first "Sundance Jump" album was released in 2015, with a follow up release in 2017.
- W Dire Wolff - Guitars, Vocals
- Johnny Rock - Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica
- Burr Guthrie - Guitars, Vocals, Bass
- Sarah Rosenberg - Electric Violin, Vocals
Some Previous Project Musicians:
- Steve Goodman - Guitars, Vocals,
- David Steffen - Bass
- Christian Gutt - Percussion, Drums
- Dorothy Morgan - Background Vocals
- Dan Harris - Bass
- Jonathan Kates - Bass
- Jeff Colvin - Drums
Some of W Dire Wolff Radio Airplay:KOWS Radio 92.5 in Occidental, California
Lonely Oak Radio - http://lonelyoakradio.com - California
WESU 88.1 FM - Wesleyan Univ. - Middletown,Connecticut
WACC Radio - Mays Landing, New Jersey
Radio KRSH in Sonoma County, California
The Independent Music Show - Ireland
KKFI 90.1 FM - Kansas City, MO
Radio Arcadia - Toronoto Canada
Sound Machine Radio
Sound Machine Country!
Cairns FM89.1 - Australia
Guides FM Radio in the Netherlands
NBRN Radio FM in Nashville Area
KNND Radio AM 1400 in Cottage Grove, Oregon
KAPB 97.7 FM, Marksville, LA
Hound Dog Radio - Savannah, Georgia
Dapper-FM - Acoustic Routes - United Kingdom
Front Range Radio - http://www.frontrangeradio.net/
last.fm Radio - W. Dire Wolff at Last.FM
Jango.com Radio - W. Dire Wolff at jango.com
Located in Northern California's Marin and Sonoma Counties, working in studios in Mill Valley, Novato, Napa, and Petaluma Areas, close to San Francisco. Playing shows and parties in Marin, Humboldt, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.