JOHNNYSWIM – Tickets – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – March 30th, 2017

JOHNNYSWIM

JOHNNYSWIM

Bruce Sudano

Thu · March 30, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm

Georgia Theatre

$20.00 - $80.00

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JOHNNYSWIM - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
JOHNNYSWIM
Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up JOHNNYSWIM. The pair met in Nashville in 2005, instituting a songwriting partnership not long afterward. They clicked together musically and personally, beginning a romantic relationship along with their creative connection.

The couple married in 2009 and relocated to Los Angeles. In addition to their 2014 debut full- length, they've released three EPs, as well as a Christmas EP and a live album. They've performed on various television shows including VH1's "You Oughta Know Concert," "The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Today Show," "Live with Kelly & Michael," and provided the theme song on HGTV's "Fixer Upper." The duo has also toured extensively including major U.S. festival appearances.

Georgica Pond was produced by JOHNNYSWIM's Abner Ramirez and recorded at the couple's home studio in Los Angeles, with bass and drum parts added at the Castle in Nashville.

Of their process, Ramirez explains, "Any fear we had on album one has completely evaporated. We know the people that come to JOHNNYSWIM shows. We know it matters to them what we have to say. We realize that, much like ourselves, our fans appreciate honesty. We wanted that to be the cornerstone of this album." Amanda Sudano Ramirez further highlights the themes on the album: "love, legacy, the past and the future all put into this bittersweet mixture that makes you fully appreciate the present."
Bruce Sudano - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Bruce Sudano
SINGER-SONGWRITER BRUCE SUDANO HAS A STORIED HISTORY IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC. HOWEVER, BEGINNING WITH HIS 2004 CD RELEASE RAINY DAY SOUL AND THE SUBSEQUENT LIFE & THE ROMANTIC, HIS WORK BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE RAW EXPRESSION OF INTERNAL CHALLENGES CENTRAL TO ADULT LIVES. IN A VOCABULARY BOTH EVERYDAY AND POETIC HE EXAMINES THE TRANSITIONS - WHETHER PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL OR FAMILIAL - THERE IS ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER, UNDERSTANDING THEN TRANSCENDENCE. HIS THIRD ALBUM, WITH ANGELS ON A CAROUSEL, CONTINUED THIS JOURNEY FURTHER INTO THE DEEP. WITH SONGS THAT REFLECTED HIS RECENT EXPERIENCES WITH CRISIS BEYOND CONTROL, EXPLORING FAITH IN THE FACE OF REALITY, HOPE WITHIN THE CONQUERING STORM AND THE COMING TO TERMS WITH THE OVERRIDING WILL OF GOD.

WITH THE RELEASE OF THE BURBANK SESSIONS, BRUCE EXPLAINS "I SET OUT TO PUT THE BAND TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF MY PRODUCER AND GUITARIST RANDY MITCHELL. WE STARTED REHEARSING AND PLAYING SHOWS AROUND LA TO PROMOTE THE ALBUM. OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR I CONTINUED WRITING AND STARTED INCORPORATING THE NEW MATERIAL INTO THE SET, WHICH LED TO THIS RECORDING AT LOKISOUND, OUR REHEARSAL STUDIO IN BURBANK. WE BASICALLY PUT UP A FEW BAFFLES FOR SOUND SEPARATION, SET UP SOME MICS AND PLAYED THE SONGS AS IF WE WERE DOING A SET IN A CLUB. WE DID EACH ONE A COUPLE OF TIMES, CHOSE THE BETTER TAKE AND MIXED. IF WE HAD AN AUDIENCE I WOULD HAVE CALLED IT A LIVE RECORD.
Venue Information:
Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/