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Mumford & Sons Keyboardist Ben Lovett, producer Ian Grimble and Kevin Jones launch their organic live music promotion company, Communion, in the U.S.  Sounds like they’d get along quite nicely at the new Blue Moon Farm. 

From Paste Magazine:

Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett

by: Tyler Kane

Communion — a live music promotion team from the U.K. that was formed by Mumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett, producer Ian Grimble and Kevin Jones — will kick off its move into the U.S. with “Communion in the Redwoods.” The event is a three-day party in Big Sur, Calif. on Oct. 21 through 23. Communion helped artists like Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Marcus Foster establish their live shows.

“We founded Communion as a way for people to get together and play music without all the hassle of dealing with money-grabbing venue promoters,” Lovett said. “No matter what the venue size, they’ve always been amazingly intimate occasions. We’re incredibly excited to be launching Communion in America, where not only are there literally thousands of excellent musicians that we want to promote, but it’s also a country full of passionate music fans that we want to feel part of the Communion experience.”

The team will also put on a North American tour. The tour will feature Matthew & the Atlas, The David Mayfield Parade and Lauren Shera. You can get tickets here.

Communion North American Tour Dates:

October

18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Cafe

20 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall

21-23 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Communion In The Redwoods

25 – Seattle, Wash. @The Tractor Tavern

26 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios 

28 – Denver, Colo. @ Soiled Dove

29 – Ames, Iowa @ Maintenance Shop at Iowa State University

30 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry

31 – Evanston, Ill. @ Space

November

1 – Rock Island, Ill. @ Rozz Tox

3 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Blueberry Hill

4 – Nashville, Tenn. @ 3rd & Lindsley

5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Smith’s Olde Bar

6 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theater

8 – Vienna, Va. @ Jammin’ Java

9 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Café Live

10 – New York @ Mercury Lounge

11 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

12 – Boston, Mass. @ Cafe 939 at Berklee College of Music

 September 13, 2011  Posted by on September 13, 2011 Music News