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We are a 7 piece chamber folk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana producing our first full-length album #minosthealbum
We are an expanding chamber folk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana producing our first full-length album #minosthealbum
We are an expanding chamber folk band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana producing our first full-length album #minosthealbum
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Minos the Saint is an evolving chamber folk group from Baton Rouge, LA. Our sound is a blend of acoustic folk mixed with symphonic brass, with a little accordion and a dash of funky bass thrown in. We spent this past summer in the recording studio working on our first full-length album and are ready to see through its production. In order to make that happen, we need your help! 

Our plan is to release the album after the new year, in January 2016. Our costs include mixing, mastering, producing, packaging, and distributing the CD and vinyl. 

Minos the Saint is: 

Peter Simon - vocals, guitar

Micah Blouin - percussion, vocals

Ben Herrington - accordion, trombone, keyboards, foot bass

Joel Willson - violin, mandolin

Dave Melancon - trumpet 

Arisia Gilmore - French horn

Jessica Ottaviano - trombone

Our frequent collaborators who will also appear on the album:

Nick Garrison - trombone

Jose Morales - trumpet

David Hinson - upright bass 

Risks and challenges

The hard work is over! Our album has already been recorded. At this point, we need your help to fund the mastering, duplication, packaging, and distribution of this album. If we reach our goal, we will be able to cover all costs associated with the creation of this album.

If we exceed our goal, any additional funds will go towards promoting the album through performances, video production, supplementary merchandise, and artistic collaborations.

Once this album is completed, we will be working hard to have it enjoyed by as many listeners as possible! This album will be a huge milestone for us! However, it is not the end of our creative journey, but the beginning of another level of musical adventures ahead!

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    The Shout Out

    You'll receive a personal word of appreciation on the social media platform of choice! One of the 7 band members will say hey and a big thank you! Let us know whether you're more of the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter type!

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    The Digital Deal

    You'll receive a digital download of the album as soon as it is ready plus a
    social media shout out!

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    Physical CD copy of the album
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    The Style

    You'll receive a beautiful and comfortable Minos the Saint t-shirt in the size of your choice +
    a physical CD copy of the album +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The Vinyl

    You'll receive a first pressing of the album on vinyl + a Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
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    The Musical Greeting

    The band will record a video of a short, unique musical greeting to be shared with you or a loved one. Let us know if there is a special occasion or a special message that needs to be delivered anytime over the next year!

    You'll also receive a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD + a comfortable and stylish Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The John Cage.

    Minos the Saint will record a live performance of John Cage's 4'33". We will then send it to you immediately after the performance. You shall be pleased.

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    The Song For You

    Minos the Saint will compose an original song on a theme of your choice. This song will be posted online and will be a lasting memory for all of us - an eternal document of your generosity! We will do our best to make sure it is included in the definitive, archived version of the World Wide Web when it is broadcasted to other civilizations prior to the sun's consumption of our planet.

    And, of course, you'll also receive a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD +
    a comfortable, beautiful Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The Musical Telegram

    A Minos the Saint telegram! You will receive an in-person musical greeting from Minos the Saint. We will show up to any location within 30 minutes of Baton Rouge to sing and play a personalized message...great for anniversaries or other special occasions!

    And of course you'll get a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD +
    a comfortable, beautiful Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The House Concert

    We will perform a private concert in your home for you and your friends anywhere within 2 hours driving distance of Baton Rouge. You bring the friends and provide the space. We'll bring the concert!

    And, of course, you'll receive a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD +
    a comfortable, beautiful Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The Jambalaya Jam!

    You'll get a party and jam session with Minos the Saint, for you and your friends. We will come to you anywhere within 2 hours driving distance of Baton Rouge with a jambalaya dinner provided by Peter's dad and a musical party of fantastic proportions. We'll have a grand ol' time!!!

    You'll also receive a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD +
    a comfortable, beautiful Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

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    The House Concert + DVD

    You'll get a private concert in your home for you and your friends anywhere within 10 hours driving distance of Baton Rouge. Also included is a video DVD of this live performance, for you to keep.

    You'll also receive a physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD +
    a comfortable, beautiful Minos the Saint t-shirt +
    a digital download of the album +
    a social media shout out!

    Let us capture these memories for you and posterity!

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