Performed By Permagrin
Album UPC 030547803727
CD Baby Track ID 5829416
Label Threnogrin Music
Released 1998-01-01
BPM 110
Rated 0
ISRC usl4q0866746
Year 1998
Spotify Plays 7
Writer Louis Romanos, Daniel Sumner
Pub Co Threnogrin Music
Composer Louis Romanos, Daniel Sumner
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Georgia


Permagrin is music that will take you on a colorful journey and make you smile, permanently.


Permagrin was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in1996 by Dan Sumner (guitar) and Louis Romanos (drums). Permagrin’s music is mix of live performance and electronica. Influenced by Bjork, DJ Shadow, Tortoise, and Portise Head, John Coltrane and Pat Metheney, Permagrin’s music is accessible to jazz, jam band, and electronica fans alike.
The first incarnation of Permagrin was as a nine piece band which included a horn and string section. It was more of a creative composition workshop than a band. Musicians got together to play original music from respected composers under the direction of Dan Sumner and Louis Romanos. A year later, a second incarnation of this band formed as a quartet featuring a dj and an electric bass player. Soon it was paired down to simply the original founding members, Romanos and Sumner. Romanos, with an extensive background in recording engineering, had been experimenting with sampling and sequencing. With the introduction of sampling into the band, Permagrin’s creative door was thrown wide open.
After Hurricane Katrina forced the Duo from New Orleans, Louis Romanos moved to Athens, Ga and Dan Sumner moved to Bloomington, Indiana. In the summer of 2007 they got together in Athens, where they rebuilt their studio and recorded their third album. Permagrin continues to tour and create new music.
Music from Permagrin can be heard nationwide on NPR and on NPR’s Web cast, All Songs Considered, WWNO, WWOZ, WTUL radio. Music from Permagrin’s, self-titled album was licensed to the documentary, ‘Plane Spotting’. Permagrin performed in the 2004 New Orleans’s Jazz and Heritage Festival and performed regularly in New Orleans at the Dragon’s Den and House of Blues. Permagrin was nominated for best electronica band in New Orleans in 2005 and is also a winner of the ASCAP Plus Award. Our cd’s are available on our website,, or at the Louisiana Music Factory (

“The musical sound of Permagrin is akin to a firmly rooted mighty oak tree with its branches reaching to the future in every direction. I call that profound majestic beauty.”
--Jazz Saxophonist, Donald Harrison

Permagrin plans to release its third album in the winter of 2008 and seeks to continually broaden its fan base.

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