Minos the Saint
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Minos the Saint

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Americana Folk




"Minos the Saint’s debut album bridges the gap between studio and live performances"

After two years of bars and smoky stages, local chamber folk act
Minos the Saint has finally reined its rambling musical ways into a
debut album.
Awake and Dream, released in late February, distills the multiinstrumental band’s live catalogue into more th
an a dozen songs, shows. Like these gigs, the album at times just feels like kicking back
with friends for a jam sesh.
“It really just captures everything we’ve been working on and
expressing as a band for the last couple years,” Herrington says. “To me, the goal was to capture the energy of our live performances, and
then add even more layers that wouldn’t be there live.”
Herrington and Simon hope the album will inspire first time listeners to snag a ticket to a show to hear the extended cuts of songs like the
closing, multimovement track “This Side Alone.” While the studio
version carries the listener through different atmospheres of sound,
Simon says the sensation of traveling “from room to room” is even
more potent live.
“Our songs are always evolving, and if [new fans] like this album, they
should try to make a show,” Simon says.

Minos the Saint’s
Awake and Dream is available on Spotify, Amazon,
iTunes and the band’s website. Expect a locally distributed vinyl
pressing this summer.
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Awake and Dream, released 2016



Every nine years, King Minos had a dozen plus young spirits cast into his famed labyrinth to feed the Minotaur, a metaphor of man vs wild manifest into a horrific monster. One does not really know if or how the members of Baton Rouge's Minos the Saint survived the beast, but one quick listen reveals their mastery of the labyrinthine. A chamber-folk group, if you must, Minos the Saint is a windswept charm assault, a romantic tornado of violin and accordion, French horn and trombone, guitar and keyboard; the heart of the beast cast into the heavens as a sonic constellation.

Since their inception in 2013, Minos the Saint has contracted to occupy intimate rooms and expanded to fill riotous halls, sharing bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, Rareluth, and others. The band has performed at venues across the South such as Varsity Theatre, The Spanish Moon, Gasa Gasa, Artmosphere, House of Blues, Republic New Orleans, Chickie Wah Wah, Red Dragon Listening Room, Marigny Opera House, The AllWays Lounge, and Cafe Istanbul, and festivals such as French Quarter Fest, North Gate Fest, FestForAll, and Sunday in the Park

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