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JOHNNYSWIM to perform on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Acclaimed husband and wife band JOHNNYSWIM are confirmed to perform as part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is celebrating 90 years as the official start to the holiday season. The parade will be broadcast live on NBC and feature additional performances from the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Tony Bennett, Aloe Blacc, De La Soul, Fitz & the Tantrums, Sarah McLachlan, Regina Spektor and more.

JOHNNYSWIM continues to celebrate their latest album, Georgica Pond, which debuted at #13 on Billboard’s Top Current Album Chart, #35 on the Billboard Top 200, #4 on iTunes’ Top Albums and #1 on iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts this week.

Georgica Pond is receiving widespread critical acclaim:

“Their sparkly pop songs exude L.A. sleekness, but they’d easily translate to country radio with the application of a little twang…and the lyrics frequently touch on the elation, complication and lifelong work inherent in love, devotion and family.”—NPR Music

“Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez pull and push themselves with their fans into the depths of that realm, creating a critical space for honesty, loss, and love that can be experienced, heard, and understood. The duo’s sophomore release, Georgica Pond, is the pinnacle of all those discoveries: that beauty is imperfect, that pain deserves to be felt, and that there is always room for hope in the smallest of places.”—NYLON

“It’s affecting and moving.”—PopMatters

“There’s nothing quite like the warmth of Amanda Sudano’s voice, especially when there’s a slight nip in the air in the middle of October…If you’re in a place where you need some reassurance and hope, JOHNNYSWIM has your back.”—Baeble Music

“Whether they’re conveying the wonderful highs or the bittersweet lows of relationships, it’s enough to elicit a flood of relatability and understanding.”—All Music

In addition, JOHNNYSWIM will appear on the Food Network’s “Ayeshas Homemade” on November 5. They also performed their single “Let It Matter” on “TODAY,” played new songs for The New York TimesFacebook Live series and spoke with AOL Build about the album.

JOHNNYSWIM is currently on a national headlining tour (1000+ cap rooms) with many dates already sold out, including Nashville, Chicago, Boston and New York City. They will also appear at Live In The Vineyard on the main stage in November and confirmed the second leg of the Let It Matter Tour this March. See below for details.

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. JOHNNYSWIM teamed up with a few different songwriters and collaborators including longtime collaborator Britten Newbill, violinist/composer Anton Patzner, Nashville-based songwriters Natalie Hemby and Chris DeStefano, as well as country music icon Vince Gill, to create a listening experience that spans a range of tones and emotions.

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 Diamonds, which sold over 50,000 copies and has almost 30 million streams, they’ve released three EPs, as well as a Christmas EP and a live album. They’ve performed on 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 their song “Home” remains the theme for HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”

JOHNNYSWIM LIVE
November 1—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham
November 2—Orlando, FL—The Beacham
November 3—Tampa, FL—The Ritz Ybor
November 4-6—Napa, CA—Live in the Vineyard
November 5—Atlanta, GA—The Buckhead Theatre *sold out*
November 8—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre *sold out*
November 9—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium *sold out*
November 11—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater
November 12—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall *sold out*
November 15—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Small’s Theatre
November 16—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
November 17—New York, NY—Irving Plaza *sold out*
November 18—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club *sold out*
November 19—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
March 1—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room
March 2—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
March 3—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre
March 4—St. Louis, MO—Ready Room
March 7—Louisville, KY—Headliners
March 8—Indianapolis, IN—The Deluxe
March 9—Cincinnati, OH—Bogarts
March 10—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
March 14—Detroit, MI—St. Andrews
March 15—Toronto, ON—Velvet Underground
March 17—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
March 18—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall
March 21—Pawtucket, RI—The Met
March 22—Fairfield, CT—The Warehouse
March 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Jefferson
March 24—Chapel Hill, NC—Cat’s Cradle
March 25—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
March 28—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
March 29—Charleston, SC—Music Farm
March 31—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall
April 1—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues

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GEORGICA POND TRACKLIST
1. Welcome to Georgica Pond
2. Hummingbird
3. Summertime Romance
4. Villains
5. Touching Heaven
6. Georgica Pond
7. Let It Matter
8. First Try
9. In My Arms
10. Lonely Night in Georgia (feat. Vince Gill)
11. Drunks
12. Say Goodnight Instead
13. Rescue You (Bonus Track)
14. Wicked Game (Bonus Track)

 

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