Overdriven guitar rhythms, deep classical bass, funky piano lines, spacey bluesed-out lead guitar riffs, jazzy drums skipping in and out of time, mixed with velvety vocals and succulent harmonies all blended together to form a tasty concoction. True vintage vibe meets 21st century rock.


Originally formed 8 years ago as an improvisational jam-based college band, Sauerwine's sound has been ever-evolving. By transforming an acoustic free form sound into tight rhythm- and bass-driven melodies, founding members Markus Christoph, Matt Holub, and Matt Frost have unleashed a new fusion of musical styles. Complement that sound with the creamy-satin vocals of Kori Campion and the tone-crazy guitar licks of Kyle Bollendorf, and you've got Sauerwine. In essence, this band reaches out to the masses to give them a style of rock music they've been missing.

Representing a class all its own, Sauerwine's best comparison to popular music can be interpreted as follows: Take one cup of the Talking Heads originality and one cup of Led Zeppelin's creative mastery, add a teaspoon of the Red Hot Chili Peppers funk-rock & a tablespoon of The Doobie Brothers dancing blues-rock, mix thoroughly in a progressive bowl, and sprinkle Dave Matthews' driving lyrical style on top. Flavor Sauerwine's evocative lyrics with a jazzy vintage rock vibe and some funk-a-licious beats, and you've got an adequate summation of the Sauer-sound.

By playing all types of venues, including Philly's Grape St. Pub and the Hard Rock Cafe', from local brew pubs to Summer festivals, and the occasional battle-of-the-bands or house party, the 'Wine' continually adds new listeners in a variety of markets. This band of ambitious characters continues to cast their spell of uniqueness throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware, month after month, and year after year. They have no plans of stopping anytime soon and with the release of their first studio album, Decade of Dues, they're poised to provide new listeners with a musical trueness they've been longing to hear.

Sauerwine has also been awarded 'house band' status with a number of their recurring venues and are always asked to participate in a slew of annual events. They've opened for national acts, like Mercy River and Fooling April, and maintain close ties with other local bands and musicians, often sharing shows to broaden the musical experience of the audience. Sauerwine represents a love for music with an energy that's enthralling and highly contagious. Like a fine tasty 'Wine' invigorating the sweetest bouquet of sound to excite your aural senses, Sauerwine leaves you with an addictive aftertaste like no other musical creation has done before. These guys can play and they're here to stay.


Loss Angeles

Written By: Matthew Holub

“Loss Angeles”
by Matthew Holub
Copyright © 2004 Matthew Holub

Sunshine – wake me
Here in Loss Angeles, you’ll
See me – down Melrose
Come take my photograph, and you’ll
Always – leave me
Without one dollar, let this
Front-page scandal
Be my epitaph

It all seemed simple here
Looking on from satellite screens
The eternal King Naïve and
penchant for my neighbor’s green
but blood-red carpets carry
burdens heavy on the mind
and that beast – perfection – finds you
flirting with your suicide

Graceful, tasteful
Oblivious and hot – they
Ask you with their bank accounts in-
Hand, to which you say “Why not?”
They carve you out of soft and fertile
Clay, but fire makes you last and
Leaving on the last cross-country
Train – you leave behind the past, oh

A feast of feathers on dis-
play – and you’re carved out like the rest
Still you go walking down the avenue
In all your Sunday best
But now the face that made you famous
Makes you wanna beat your chest
‘cause there’s no future for an
old bird in Loss

It all seemed so simple
Here in Loss Angeles
Sunshine Wake me
Here in Loss Angeles

Party Line

Written By: Matthew Holub

"Party Line"
by Matthew Holub
Copyright © 2004 Matthew Holub

Wake me from this dream
find me sinking deeper into this couch
Any day of the week
Anything you've got must be better, so

Why, in a try, would I dare
To answer the call
Of the party line
and the girl who answers

It's she who's calling me
And me I'm too blind to see
think I'll go on back to sleep

Hibernate on this cloud
if I stay here much longer
there'll be no one around
not the boy with the dream or the guy with the green or that girl with that wild show
on Channel E!

So, why, in a try, would I dare
to answer the call of the party line
and the girl who answers

It's she who's calling me
and for me it's getting hard to breathe
here in this fucking industry

So wake me from this dream
40 days and 40 years have passed like rocket ships before me,
and I've been off planning my
mid-life crisis and no one ever told me that
life was like this

So why, in my wildest dreams
would I be surprised, when I
call back that party line and I get no answer

All along she's been calling me
and now I'm old like this story, and tired
think I'll go on back to sleep


"Decade of Dues" 2004 Target Studio release
"Live from the MME" 2004 live cd
"Live from Toscana" 2004 live cd
"Vinyl e" 2000 home studio release
plus countless numbers of live recordings

Set List

A typical Sauerwine set can range anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the venue and the alloted amount of time.

30 minute set (all original):
Decade of Dues
Jerry's Kids
100 Floors
Canteloupe Kid
Story of My Life (it's no surprise)
Loss Angeles

3 hour set (all the above songs plus):
Beh Hah
After All These Years
Pinch of Vanilla
Party Line
Greener Pastures
Fonzarelli's Secret
Swingin' Pete
I'm Below
In the Water
Filter Me
Folk Gone Funk

Karma Police (radiohead)
Breaking the Girl (chili peppers)
Ramble On (zeppelin)
Not Fade Away
Animal (pearl jam)
Free (phish)
Long Train Runnin' (doobie bros.)
Can't Always Get (stones)
Whipping Post (allman bros.)

When playing a 2+ hour set we usually do a 2 to1 original to cover mix. Covers range from classic rock to new rock/jam bands.