Denison Witmer is someone I’ve written about before and someone whose career I’m following. Denison has been signed (the first artist I believe) to The Militia Group (also does pr and indie promotion). His new record is an adventurous and interesting concept record of sorts. It’s loosely tied together by the idea or theme of dreams and dreaming. Denison says it could be actual dreams or the concept of fulfilling ones dreams.
Nonetheless Denison has surrounded himself with dream guest stars and collaboraters, including members of the Innocence Mission, Sufjan Stevens, and James McAlistair. I guess this is folk music for the indie rock crowd and that’s not a negative thing. Denison creates songs that resonate with a younger set and envelops the songs with a rich tapestry of sound. But stripped to their essential elements the songs on Are You A Dreamer? act as folk music in the truest sense of the word connecting to the audience through simplicity and honesty.
Are You A Dreamer? is set to be released on July 26th but you can pre-order it now through the Militia Group website by clicking here. Here’s two from the upcoming release:
Bonus track from previous DW record