Athanasius Blue is a cloud that forms from the exhaled conversations of two lovers on a chilled night beneathe September stars. Movie star good looks Devon Rogers and his poet princess Julianna Gold joined hands on her home’s porch in 2012’s early summer heat. Rogers needed a singer and Gold had a voice, but instrumentally she was crippled beyond her own esophagus. The two united and began a love story reminiscent of everyone’s favorite grandparents. Sweet words and even sweeter actions now
Equipped with a fervid itch to create, Athanasius Blue submits poised vocals and enchanting guitar work to their latest effort, the album “Elaine Caudate,” in which Caudate, a teenaged Mother Nature, saddened from her unrequited love for a king, turns to prescription pills as refuge. Her habit becomes addiction as she arranges for the local sheriff to feed her the numbing medicine continuously through the town’s water supply. The sheriff’s requested poisoning of the big water tower leads to interesting changes for both animals and people alike.
Athanasius Blue offers both public and private shows.
Because the group is relatively new, it only asks for enough money to cover fuel costs and a good meal for two.
In most cases, $50 will suffice.
Both members of Athanasius Blue were born and raised on Indiana soil. Each studied at Tri-West High School. There, Rogers was a talented and hardworking saxophone player. Gold was a member of choir and was also involved in theatre. Gold went on to graduate from DePauw University with a degree in English Writing. Her focus on poetry and screenwriting yielded her the Gilpin Prize in Dramatic Writ
Rogers has played and travelled with numerous bands since adolescence. His most recent affliation is ongoing with the group “Neverfound.” Rogers plays bass in “Neverfound,” but also plays drums, lead guitar, and vocals.
Gold has worked with many producers from many different areas. All have contributed to her growth, but most mentionable is Synthonio Notelli from The Bron
Gold was the 2011 recipient of the Gilpin Prize in Dramatic Writing and also the Second Place winner in the category Music for the 2007 Farm Bureau’s eXcel Awards.
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