A divorce, a father’s suicide and a pastor’s son surviving leukemia – these are the beginnings of a very young church (Vineyard Community Church in Marietta GA) and the ingredients of a creative journey of worship songwriters. “No one was writing songs that resonated with our journey, so by creative necessity we began to craft our own,” says Mike O’Brien, worship leader and co-producer on the project. “Life is too short to only play other people’s inspiration; we’ve always wanted to say something that reflects our unique journey.”
So over the course of 18 years Poured Out Like Wine recorded six full-length CDs and three EPs. More times than not their church services feature worship sets with 100% original material.
There are currently over 20 musicians involved in the Poured Out Like Wine community, each one bringing his or her own musical and personal experience into the mix. The result is an eclectic musical style which the band describes as “Non-polished Americana Worship Camp Song Rock Pop,” seamlessly incorporating driving guitars and anthemic vocals with more “rootsy” accompaniment from hammer dulcimers, pedal steel guitars and the like.