Wasted Wine

Archived Bio. Not part of the current Performer list.


Wasted Wine, from Greenville, SC, combines Eastern European melodies, nontraditional instrumentation, cryptic lyrical storytelling, and complex song structures to weave together a kind of strange, homemade prog rock. The band consists of front man/violinist Robert Gowan, co-writer and wayward member Adam Murphy, guitarist Buck Dollars, bassist Lou Buckingham, and drummer Jaron Ferrer. Live, the quintet fills the stage with harmoniums, celestas, cymbals, violins, pedals galore, dancers, fire breathers, and more, courtesy of their penchant for niche sound production and their friends over at Discordia Arts.

Established in 2006, Wasted Wine has gigged extensively in and around the Greenville, SC and tristate areas (GA, NC, SC) ensuring that a little bit of weirdness be embedded in the local arts scene. The band resists classification, but their sound amounts to a mix of Cabaret Rock, Freak Folk, and Baroque-Gypsy-Punk.