Since being founded in the UK in the Summer of 2006 by Mumford and Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett, former Cherbourg bassist Kevin Jones, and acclaimed record producer and engineer, Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Everything But The Girl) , live music promotion company Communion has flourished into a community of like-minded musicians, providing an independent platform for young artists like Laura Marling and Noah and The Whale. Not content to remain confined to the British Isles, Communion is coming to America with an ambitious nationwide tour, featuring Mumford and Sons’ opening band, Matthew and The Atlas (with soulful vocals reminiscent of Bon Iver or Glen Hansard), The David Mayfield Parade (friend of The Avett Brothers, brother of Jessica Lea Mayfield), and highly praised folk artist and Bonnaroo performer, Lauren Shera.
Communion makes a real effort to focus on the pure enjoyment of live music and the celebration of musicians. Therefore, this will not be your standard night of live music, with three separate acts with set breaks and an encore. This event will be a continuous night of music from the first to last note, with no set change-over, each set blending seamlessly into the next.
You can catch Communion’s first US tour when it makes a stop in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar on Saturday, November 5. Tickets are available through Ticket Alternative, and you can get them here, or by calling (877) 725-8849 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.