Communion D.C., Morningsiders – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – November 5th, 2014

Communion D.C., Morningsiders

Communion Music Presents

Communion D.C.


Count This Penny, Louis Weeks

Wed, November 5, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$9.50 advance $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

An Eclectic mix of up and coming musical acts curated by Communion Music; Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tix avail at door unless posted as sold out

Communion D.C.
Communion D.C.
Communion was born in the Summer of 2006 at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear’s Den), and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, it quickly grew into a flourishing community of musicians and fans alike, providing a first independent platform for the freshest young artists on London’s circuit and beyond.

The monthly night has seen the likes of Noah and the Whale, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, JJ Pistolet and Peggy Sue all grace the stage from the very start of their fledgling careers. It has also helped spawn the first steps for a diverse range of artists from The Holloways to King Charles and Example to Ben Howard to all in keeping with the eclectic ethos that Communion has come to stand for.

Since its humble beginnings from a West London basement bar, ‘Communion Presents’ shows have taken place across the UK in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Leeds, York, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast, and internationally in Melbourne, Nashville, San Fransisco and New York City. Communion Presents works closely with other champions of new live music, including the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, The Camden Crawl, HMV’s Next Big Thing series, The NME awards, Belfast’s Open House Festival, and many more clubs and companies who all have a hand in promoting exciting new music to as big and broad an audience as possible.

Communion Records was founded in September 2009, priding itself on creating a close working family in which to allow artists to develop at their own pace. Production on many releases is handled by Ben, Kevin and Ian themselves, involving other artists from the roster in the recording process for that community vibe. Communion has released, or is currently primed to release records by Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Daughter, Deap Vally, Willy Mason, Half Moon Run, Gotye, Marcus Foster, Matthew and the Atlas, Matt Corby, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Pete Roe, Foy Vance, and Joe Banfi.

In addition Communion Records releases a compilation each year – Compilation 1 (Communion) featured rare recordings by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, Alessi’s Ark, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, JJ Pistolet (now of The Vaccines), and more. Compilation 2 (The Flowerpot Sessions) was a hugely ambitious, week long collaborative live project featuring original live recordings from the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Damien Rice, The Staves, Lissie and Kill it Kid. And Compilation 3 (New Faces) was a snapshot of Communion’s musical universe as 2011 turned into 2012, featuring Michel Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Keaton Henson, Matt Corby, Joe Banfi and loads more.

You can buy all Communion Records releases at
Morningsiders are a folk/pop duo featuring the songwriting pair of Magnus Ferguson (vocals/guitar) and Reid Jenkins (vocals/fiddle). Appearing as both a duo and full band, Morningsiders draw on an Americana folk foundation while also veering into the worlds of pop, rock, and jazz.
Based in New York City, Magnus and Reid formed the group in 2012 as sophomores at Columbia University. The band's debut live music video, "Empress", quickly went viral around campus, and soon after, Morningsiders opened for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Columbia's 2013 spring concert.

In May 2014, the group released their first two singles, "Empress" (studio version) and "Welcome Rain," the first of which was broadcast nationwide in Starbucks' Mother's Day commercial featuring a voice over by Oprah Winfrey.

This Fall, Morningsiders will be releasing their first full-length studio release, while simultaneously performing up and down the east coast.
Count This Penny
Count This Penny
In late 2009, Count This Penny's Allen and Amanda Rigell cancelled their cable, wrote three songs, and played at an open mic inside the wide-hewn walls of the Down Home in Johnson City, TN.

Within three years, they relocated to Madison, WI, released an EP and recorded a full length at Madison's legendary Smart Studios just before the doors there closed for good. After their national radio debut on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, their EP took the #6 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.

This year, amidst sold-out hometown and regional shows, they're writing new songs that ring out shinier -- and sharper around the edges -- delivering on the promise of their first steps onto the stage.
Louis Weeks
Louis Weeks
Louis is a DC-based, Baltimore-bred composer and songwriter. During the day he makes music for television and film, and by night he has been crafting his first LP, entitled shift/away. It was released on 1 / 14 / 2014.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007