Messages of hope embedded in emotionally driven rock
Minerva is EXCITED to introduce our two newest members: Russ Posey rockin' the rhythm guitar and Mary Rittenhouse slaying those backing vocals! Come see their first full band performance with us Thursday July 21st at East Brandywine Park where we'll be playing our favorite covers and a handful or our original tunes!
New Musc / New Shows
Hello Friends! It's been a while. With things looking like they are getting back to normal, we are starting to venture out and play some shows. Check out our tour page for more info
Additionally, we're excited to be tracking two new tunes we wrote during this down time, with Rich Degnar's once again at helm. Stay tuned for more info on "The Phoenix" and "All On You"... both to be released in the coming months!
21st Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards Sunday March 2nd
Peggy & Kevin recently wrote a song titled "Who Speaks For Her Now" w/the founder of the LVMA, Gloria Domina. The song will be released later this year. In the meantime, Gloria has invited us to present an award at the 21st annual awards ceremony on Sunday March 2nd. The ceremony features live music performances and is open to the public. Info and tickets at Steel Stacks
LADYBUG MILFORD 2019 - 9/21/19
Peggy & Kevin are proud to celebrate women in music Saturday Sept 21st with an acoustic performance featuring a NEW SONG about our NEW DOG "Emmylou"!! There will be something for everyone including food trucks and arts & craft vendors!
Oh, did we mention IT'S FREE!!
"Christmas Light's" Released 12/14/18!!
It's time to go for a drive...
Ride along with us this Christmas Eve as we take in the beautiful lights and really get into the Christmas Spirit!
Available NOW!! on bandcamp!!
Half of all sales this holiday season will be donated to Toys For Tots on behalf of Hometown Heroes WSTW which airs Sunday nights on 93.7 WSTW from 8-10pm and is a proud supporter of local original music
Projects Projects Projects!
We've been hard at work this summer playing gigs, working on a couple of benefit projects as well as writing/recording a couple of new tunes! We hope to have something for you this fall :)
93.7 Hometown Heroes Homey Winner
Best Lead Singer - 2018
We are honored to be nominated for five
93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes Homey Awards!!!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and for continuing to support our music!
We have been invited to perform our Song Of The Year nominee Stand Tall at the awards ceremony, which will be held on
Sunday March 4th 7PM
||Song Of The Year -
||Best Lead Singer -
||Best Guitarist -
||Best Producer -
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810
Event Info & Tickets
*** Rise Up. Stand Tall. ***
In our darkest hour, in our weakest moment, we question ourselves. Am I strong enough? Is it worth the struggle? Am I good enough? Yes you are. It is in these times that it is most important to believe in yourself. Rise up. Stand Tall.
What's your "Stand Tall" story?
Post on social media (Facebook, Twitter) tag us and hashtag it #StandTall.
Official Award Winning "Beautiful" Video Released!!
Beautiful is 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes
BEST VIDEO FOR 2016!!
*** NEW SINGLE BUTTERFLY ***
The butterfly had always been Bonnie's symbol...
After a huge snow storm, Peg stood in the kitchen crying, at a crossroad in her life. She was begging for a sign from her sister Bonnie who had recently passed away.
Meanwhile, Kevin and their son Gavin were playing in the backyard and spotted a lone caterpillar sitting on top of a snowy bank. Kevin picked it up and put it on a tree branch where it began climbing towards the top.
Peg believes this was Bonnie telling her to let go and go after her dreams, to "Spread Your Wings and Fly".
addtional artwork by Christopher Finn
NEW SINGLE COMING FOR CHRISTMAS!!!
Our hard work has finally paid off! We've got a handful of new tunes coming for you, w/the first single to be released before the end of 2016!!
Join us for a FULL BAND showcase
THE DEWEY BEACH MUSIC CONFERENCE!!
113 Dickinson Street Dewey Beach, DE 1997
Peg & Kevin will also do an Acoustic Showcase
4:30 PM Rusty Rudder Tiki Stage (B)
NEWS & NOTES 7/21/2016
We have been hard at work recording 4 new songs -
one w/producer Ritchie Rubini,
one w/producer Cliff Hillis,
one w/producer David Ivory
and one self-produced w/our drummer Rich Degnars.
We will be releasing these in the coming months along w/our video (finally!) for Beautiful, so stay tuned for more info!
In the mean time, we've got a slate of great shows coming up, starting with Extreme Pizza in Wilmington on Friday July 29th. Check out the TOUR PAGE for more info, including our return to The Liberty Music Fest in August and an Anti-Bullying concert in October put on by 13 Butterflies Productions!
FIRST FULL BAND SHOW IN 2 YEARS!!
Come out Friday, April 8th to The Grape Room in Manayunk to hear our songs like you've never heard them before!!!
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Backed by special guests Greg Distefano on drums, Eric Wertman on bass, and John Mondick on guitar, we'll be rocking out your favorite Minerva tunes as well as debuting some new material!!
LIBERTY MUSIC FEST 2015
We had a blast performing for the Liberty Music Fest this year. Jim Thorpe and DVT Entertainment always put on a great event and this year was no different! Special thanks to the guys at Unclaimed Bands for interviewing us!
"BEAUTIFUL" VIDEO UPDATE!!
Our Beautiful video is finally done!! Thank you to everyone who contributed! We're planning to have a BIG VIEWING/RELEASE PARTY later this fall to coincide w/the release of the EP we are working on.
Speaking of the EP, we've started recording and are working on new material as well. It feels soooo good to be back recording and working on material again - cant' wait for you to hear it when it's done!
free download / pay what you want
MINERVA NOMINATED FOR 5
93.7 HOMETOWN HEROES HOMEY AWARDS!!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us! It's now up to a panel of past winners/media/etc to decide who will win. Winners will be announced at the Homey Awards show on Friday, March 6th at The WCL Queen in Wilmington!
* Song Of The Year - Beautiful (click to listen)
* Best Band
* Best Lead Singer - Peggy Carroll-Henry
* Best Guitarist - Kevin Henry
* Best Drummer - Rich Degnars