Friday, November 3rd 8pm
Minos the Saint is playing at Mid City Ballroom on Friday, November 3rd!
With opening act Marina Orchestra
From their website,
"Minos the Saint is not what you would call a “traditional” southern Louisiana band. Though Baton Rouge is home, the ensemble has a variety of influences which yield experimental-yet-accessible original folk rock, uniquely representing Louisiana and the world. Cajun and Zydeco roots are joined by Latin, Jazz, and Eastern European styles, on top of the orchestral core from which each member was trained. The band starts with traditional voice, guitar, piano, and drums, but expands and contracts with the use of violin, mandolin, accordion, and brass section.
“Minos the Saint has channeled their wide range of Louisiana and world influences into a thorough delivery of stunning songs, performances and wholeheartedness.” (Jive Flamingo)
In February, 2016, Minos the Saint released their first full-length album, “Awake and Dream” to great acclaim.
Band members include
Peter Simon on vocals and guitar
Ben Herrington on accordion, keyboards, and trombone
Micah Blouin on percussion and vocals
Joel Willson on violin and mandolin
Arisia Gilmore on French horn
Jessica Ottaviano on trombone
Since the band began playing in 2013, it has shared bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Prom Date, England in 1819, Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, and Rareluth.
Throughout the year, Minos the Saint performs at venues across South Louisiana, namely in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette. With versatility in size and instrumentation, the band conforms to listening rooms with seating for 50, theaters with a capacity of 300 plus, as well as outdoor venues and festivals. The band has performed at numerous festivals across the region, including French Quarter Fest, North Gate Fest, Fest For All, Sunday in the Park; and venues such as The Varsity Theatre, The Spanish Moon, Gasa Gasa, Artmosphere, The House of Blues, Republic New Orleans, Chickie Wah Wah, Red Dragon Listening Room, Chelsea’s Cafe, The Marigny Opera House, The Allways Lounge, The Hi-Ho, and Cafe Istanbul.