Year after year, Communion continues to curate a unique array of artists to indulge in. They are not just growing as a company, but they are growing as a community by connecting artists which each other as well as with their fans.
Five years ago, Dennis officially launched his company with a bold intention: to help people feel better, and combat the fear and division in the world, mostly with the assistance of a big yellow badge boasting the phrase "this is a good sign."
While alt-rock was king during a five-to-seven year period so was alt-pop-rock. Think Jewel. Think Melissa Etheridge. And think about the band I'm about to feature with a grin the size of Nantucket: Blues Traveler.
With Piper behind the console, Amanda's core band of drummer Robert DiPietro, bassist Rob Jost, and guitarist Tony Scherr afford Harburg / Thorpe's song-cycle a sense of warmth and immediacy not often evident in studio recordings
"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."
Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.
"That song is kind of about growing up in the nineties. The story that it follows is like there's all this stuff going on in the world, but it's really just about growing up and falling love and the things you do when you're young."