Where one fruitful voyage ended, another is soon to begin for Ila Minori. Inspired by her recent trip to Italy, the San Antonio-based singer-songwriter is eager to release her debut album. Brandishing folk-focused intimacy and anecdotal lyricism, Minori’s Traveling with Ghosts depicts the Mediterranean journey across this entrancing collection of original tunes.
Fitting the tone of the album’s title, “The Gritty Streets of Rome” brings a haunting and mesmerizing quality to Traveling with Ghosts and provides the basis for an upcoming video that was shot on location while in the titular city. Eager to begin the next adventure, a kickstarter to further promote Minori’s new record will be launched shortly after Traveling with Ghosts is released.
Catch the CD release party this Wednesday at the Townsend featuring a special acoustic set with local musicians Charles Prewitt (cello) and Alex Salinas (drums). You can also listen to Ila Minori right here on KUTX.
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