Wreck N Sow
is a four piece string
group that specializes in playing a blend of bluegrass/folk/country/Americana/roots
music for audiences around the southland. Together since 2005, the band
has played a variety of venues and events including The Colorado Street Bridge
Party, The Sierra Madre Centennial Celebration and the 2007 Stagecoach Festival. They
currently play regular shows at The Pike in Long Beach, Mother's Tavern in
Sunset Beach, The Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena, The Press restaurant
in Claremont and Me N Ed's Pizzeria in Lakewood. They've also played
shows at The Grand Ole Echo in Echo Park, The Doll Hut in Anaheim, Viva Cantina
in Burbank and Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance in Hollywood.
In 2007, the band released its first self-produced CD, "First Harvest" to
coincide with their appearance at the first Stagecoach Festival in the Coachella
Valley. In 2009, they followed it up with another CD, "Second Thoughts" and
they are currently at work on their next CD, tentatively titled "Third Rail"
Each member of the band contributes original songs with the author generally
singing the lead vocal. Because all four members write with a slightly
different style, their shows offer a comfortable change up of memorable songs
which feature beautifully forged three and four part harmonies. The
songs are honest and straight forward with a universality derived from the collaborative
synergy the boys bring to the music. Whether they are singing around a
campfire in the middle of the Mojave dessert or playing a major festival, these
guys are having a great time... you can hear it! These are just some of
the reasons Wreck N Sow appeals to such a broad audience
The band consists of Pierre Dupuy (guitar, harmonica), Randy Cochran (bass fiddle),
Mike Stave (fiddle) and Andre’ Dupuy (mandolin).
Pierre Dupuy has been a musician since the fourth grade and has played drums
or guitar for a number of bands including The Mystery Band, Honk if Your Horny,
The Ringling Sisters, The Devil Squares, The Stringbeans, and The Self Medicators.
Randy Cochran has also performed with a wide variety of musical acts including
The Rockadiles, Gypsy Trash, Marshes of Glynn, Shemp, The Nashvillains, The Stringbeans
and The Self Medicators, playing bass.
Mike Stave started playing fiddle as a young boy under his mother's watchful
eye. He competed in many musical competitions and at age 14 won the California
Fiddle Championship. He has previously played with The James Theroux Band,
Boss Hogg and The Self Medicators
Andre’ has been singing and playing with his brother Pierre since birth. Wreck
N Sow is the first band he's played with and he's having the time of his life.
The band's music appeals to listeners of all ages. If called upon to do
so, Wreck N Sow can play up to four unique sets of music, each roughly one hour
long. They are available for parties and private functions as well.