Thursday, May 1, 2014

JOHNNYSWIM's Diamonds debuts #1 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart!

Diamonds, the debut LP from husband and wife team JOHNNYSWIM, is out now via Big Picnic Records. The music, which debuted #1 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart and #10 overall, is receiving widespread critical acclaim:

“Impossibly telegenic and charming, husband and wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano have the booming voices of great street buskers, but also the polished sparkle of natural-born stage performers.” —NPR 

“…a roaring good time…As lovely as they are talented…” —Entertainment Weekly 
“We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything.” —Billboard

"Drawing from an eclectic range of influences and powerful personal chemistry, the two have created an infectious sound…” —Vogue

“A band and married couple that live at the intersection of solid songwriting and good music from the heart.” —Jay Z’s Life + Times
Additionally, the duo were featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” (listen here: and played a NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” (view here: They also recently performed their single “Home” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” (watch here: and on Vh1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” (watch here:

To further support the release, JOHNNYSWIM is currently touring nationwide, including appearances at Jazz Fest, Firefly Festival and Lollapalooza this summer. See below for full routing details.

Diamonds, which was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner Ramirez and recorded in Nashville, follows the duo’s 2013 Heart Beats EP that received widespread critical acclaim—Huffington Post praised the duo’s “lyrical sincerity with unadorned arrangements and vocal sophistication” while Paste Magazine called the pair “one-of-a-kind.”

In addition, VH1 became very early supporters upon first hearing the music and were quick to select JOHNNYSWIM as their first-ever “You Oughta Know +” artist, hailing the twosome as “…tantalizing.” The duo received long-term video support for their song “Heart Beats” and participated in VH1’s Creative Music Integration initiative, where their music is placed into a selection of VH1 programs. JOHNNYSWIM also performed as part of “VH1’s You Oughta Know In Concert,” “The O Music Awards” and the “Do Something Awards.” 

Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner make up JOHNNYSWIM. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his native Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock. Since then, they’ve relocated to Los Angeles, released two critically lauded EPs and performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Live from Daryl’s House” and “Today Show.” The duo has toured extensively including stops at SXSW, Spoleto Festival, Bonnaroo and a support slots for Emeli Sandé, Aloe Blacc and Feist. 

For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


April 30 /// Jackson, MS /// Duling Hall 
May 2 /// New Orleans, LA /// Jazz Fest
May 5 /// Knoxville, TN /// The Square Room
May 7 /// Asheville, NC /// The Grey Eagle
May 8 /// Atlanta, GA /// Smith’s Olde Bar
May 9 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Neighborhood Theater
May 10 /// Saxapahaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
May 12 /// Charlottesville, VA /// The Southern Café & Music Hall
May 14 /// Roanoke, VA /// Kirk Avenue Music Hall
May 15 /// Richmond, VA /// Modlin Center for the Arts
May 16 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall
May 30 /// Portland, OR /// Aladdin Theater
May 31 /// Seattle, WA /// The Triple Door
June 3 /// Los Angeles, CA /// El Rey Theatre
June 4 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Chapel
June 19 /// Annapolis, MD /// Rams Head
June 21 /// Dover, DE /// Firefly Music Festival
June 24 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
July 19 /// Louisville, KY /// Forecastle Festival
August 1-3 /// Chicago, IL /// Lollapalooza
August 22 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Nightfall Concert Series

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