JOHNNYSWIM goes live
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
– "JOHNNYSWIM: Live at Rockwood," the new live album from the husband-and-wife team, will be released this fall via Big Picnic Records.
The recording will be taped at their upcoming sold-out performances at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City July 13-14 and will include songs off their acclaimed debut LP, "Diamonds."
The duo is currently on tour with stops including The Troubadour in Los Angeles and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner are JOHNNYSWIM. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents - her mother was the late Donna Summer. Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his native Jacksonville, Fla. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock.
Tour dates are:
June 16 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
June 17 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
June 19 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 21 Boulder, CO The Fox Theater
June 22 Denver, CO Botanic Gardens
June 25 Lake Charles, LA L'Auberge Casino
June 26 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
July 13-14 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
July Los Angeles, CA McArthur Park
Sept. 12 Beaver Creek, CO Rendezvous Fest
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