Diablo Rhythm Wranglers

Western Swing, Vintage Country and Bluegrass

Live dance music for your event

Read our EPK for links to videos, bios, photos and song lists - 

Band Bios

Mike Stenberg. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of the DRW vocalists.  Mike is a seasoned performer of Western Swing and Americana and is known for his catchy original songs. Formerly of the trio Ain't Misbehavin, he also performs with Maria Murillo as the Americana duo Bonafide and with the country band Durt Cheap.  

Maria Murillo Fiddle- Maria's performing experience included years of Mariachi bands before her collaborations with Mike Stenberg in their duo Bonafide and trio Ain't Misbehavin.  A master of many styles, she is one of the busiest violin teachers in the East Bay.  When Maria isn't performing or teaching, she is most likely studying one of the many other instruments she plays including piano, cello, mandolin, banjo and clarinet to name a few. 

Colin Sacks sings, plays bass, guitar and mandolin for the Diablo Rhythm Wranglers. He has been a fixture in the Bay Area bluegrass scene for many years, including stints with the Roadkill Ramblers, Them Boys Ain't Right, and Durt Cheap.  Also a songwriter, he brings his own special style to the band.  Sample sound

Doug Wendt, guitar and vocals. Doug holds a degree in classical guitar performance from Cal State of the East Bay and music is his full time livelihood between teaching and performing. For over ten years, he was guitarist and musical director of the jazz quartet Dangerous Martini.  Doug and his wife Deborah Kuhl have also performed bluegrass as a duo and/or with their daughter Linda Benyahia. 

Deborah Kuhl, accordion and vocals.  Deborah is known in the Bay Area as a singer/pianist who performs French music and jazz standards. A prolific singer/songwriter, she released her second CD in July 2016, entitled "Original" with 20 of her original compositions.  (Her first CD, "Carte Postale" released in 2009, also included four original songs along with samples from her French repertoire).Although a piano player since age 3, she picked up the accordion a few years ago and is enjoying the experience of playing a solo instrument with the talented musicians of the Diablo Rhythm Wranglers.  Sample sound

Sample Song List:

San Antonio Rose - Lead vocals - Mike, Debbie
Lil' Liza Jane - Lead vocal Doug
Smoke that Cigarette - Lead vocal Mike
It's all your Fault - Lead vocal Debbie
Faded Love - Lead vocal Mike
Tennessee Waltz - lead vocal Debbie
You belong to me - lead vocal Debbie
Midnight in Vermont -lead vocal Mike
Pancho and Lefty - lead vocals, Doug, Colin
Dim Lights - lead vocal Colin
Sugar Moon - Lead vocal Debbie
Milk Cow Blues - lead vocal Mike
Paradise - lead vocals Doug, Colin
Faded Love - lead vocal Mike
Carmelita - lead vocal Colin
Traveling in my shoes - lead vocal Debbie
Take me back to Tulsa - Lead vocal Colin
Miss Molly - lead vocal Doug

You Belong to Me - Debbie

Past Gigs

Jan 23, First Street Cafe Americana Songbook - Benicia, CA
April 10 - Walnut Creek, CA Farmers Market
May 14 - Private party - Vallejo, CA
May 21 - Barreista, Martinez,CA
May 28 - First Street Cafe - Benicia, CA
June 4 - Bonehead's Texas Barbecue, Lafayette, CA
June 11 - Roxx on Main, Martinez, CA
June 26 - Walnut Creek, CA  Farmers Market
July 1 - Barrelista, Walnut Creek, CA
July 4 - Private event - Walnut Creek, CA
July 16 -  Bonehead's Texas Barbecue, Lafayette, CA
Aug 13 - Orinda, CA Farmers Market
Aug 20 - Bonehead's Texas Barbecue, Lafayette, CA
Aug 27 - Private party in Conord, CA
Aug 28 - Walnut Creek, CA Farmers Market
Sept 2 - Fridays on the Main in downtown Martinez, CA
Sept 17 - Bonehead's Texas Barbecue, Lafayette, CA
Oct 8 - Orinda, CA Farmers Market
Oct 14 - Roxx on Main, Martinez, CA 
Oct 15 - Bonehead's Texas Barbecue, Lafayette, CA
Oct 23 - Walnut Creek Farmers Market