Sundance Drifters with Johnny Rock


Digital Release on CD Baby July 4, 2017

"Ride on Train" by the "Sundance Drifters" is a blues/rock musical project of songs by Johnny Rock. The album features songs written and sung by Johnny Rock. This acoustic blues album takes an Americana sound from the Western Appalachians and merges with the San Francisco bay music scene. The folk rock feel of the Sundance Drifters sound, showcases the hard luck Americana and Blues songwriting of Johnny Rock.

Johnny Rock plays guitar, bass, harmonica, and the collection features his signature slide on the resonator guitar sound. Session players, Sarah Rosenberg, W. Dire Wolff, and Jake Waterson appear on the blues/rock musical project.

Produced by: Jake Waterson* (5,7) and W. Dire Wolff (all others)

'Deep Purple Sage' was released by Sundance Jump in 2019; Johnny Rock plays bass, harmonica, organ, and guitars on the album. Johnny went to Joshua Tree, California to record with W. Dire Wolff, and Tommy Dietrick of Skylab Studios. "Deep Purple Sage" has a basic 4 piece guitar Alt-Rock band sound blended with the Psychedelic Folk Rock of Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff.

'Beyond The Zen Rodeo' was released by W. Dire Wolff with Sundance Jump in 2017; Johnny Rock plays bass, harmonica and resonator guitar on the album. The guitar based sound of this music is accented by the electric violin and Johnny's blues harmonica. While recording with the "Sundance Drifters and Johnny Rock", the "Beyond the Zen Rodeo" album began to take shape. The songs blend cowboy Jazz, folk, blues, rockabilly, and country in a San Francisco Bay Area jam style.

Johnny Rock Bio

Singer/Songwriter, guitar, bass, and harmonica. Johnny Rock left the Pittsburgh, Pa area in 1994 and has been part of the Bay Area music scene for more than twenty years. Before forming the "Sundance Drifters", Johnny has played in many bands including "W. Dire Wolff Band", "The Dive Bombers", Napa's "The Treatment", Vacaville's "Saddle Back Ridge", and Fairfield's "Push Play". He has been a regular player with various bands at the Napa Porch Fest, and played with W. Dire Wolff Band at the first annual San Rafael Porch Fest. Johnny plays solo acoustic shows and has taught at "Napa School of Music" for guitar, bass, and harmonica.