Monday, September 29, 2014

A JOHNNYSWIM Christmas EP out November 11 (digital only)!

“That was wonderful!”

“She is full of fervor, and he is the soothing counterforce. They are a pairing of equals, a key finding its lock.”

“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.”
“…an intimate interplay their marriage of
             pop and folk…”           
Celebrate the holidays with JOHNNYSWIM! The husband-and-wife team’s A JOHNNYSWIM Christmas EP will be digitally released on November 11 via Big Picnic Records just in time for early shopping lists. The EP was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’sAbner Ramirez and will feature five holiday classics including one live, acoustic recording. See below for full track listing.

To celebrate, the duo, who have been touring non-stop since the release of their debut full-length Diamonds including stops at New Orleans Jazz Fest, Firefly Festival, Forecastle Festival and Lollapalooza, will kick off the “A JOHNNYSWIM Christmas Tour” with two nights in Nashville December 1-2 with more dates to follow. Of their live show, Entertainment Weekly hails they’re “a roaring good time…As lovely as they are talented,” while Billboardadds, “We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything.”
JOHNNYSWIM, who were selected as the first-ever Vh1 You Oughta Know + artist, continue to receive widespread critical acclaim for Diamonds, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart, #10 overall, and top 30 on the Billboard 200 Chart. They were featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” (, played a NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” (, performed their single “Home” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” ( as well as Vh1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” ( Watch the video for “Home” here:

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.

A JOHNNYSWIM Christmas Track Listing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Christmas Waltz
What Are You Doing New Years Eve (Live)
October 2                                                San Francisco, CA                                           The Fillmore
October 3                                                       Reno, NV                         Cargo at Whiney Peak Hotel
October 4                                                San Francisco, CA                Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest
October 8                                                   Memphis, TN                                 Buckman Arts Center
October 12                                                    Austin, TX                                           ACL Music Fest
October 14                                                Englewood, CO                                          Gothic Theatre
October 16                                              Salt Lake City, UT                                      The State Room
October 20                                                Des Moines, IA                                                   Wooly’s

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