Johnnyswim

Monqui Presents

Johnnyswim

Sat, September 2

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR

$22.00

This event is all ages

Johnnyswim
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.

JOHNNYSWIM is the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano. 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. Choosing the name Johnnyswim (for obvious reasons), they released their debut EP, 1-4, in 2008. The couple married in 2009 and relocated to Los Angeles. A second EP, called 5-8, appeared in 2010, supported by tours along with residencies in New York and Los Angeles. Home, Vol. 1, a third EP emphasizing their folk roots, arrived in 2012. Soon, they began getting attention from fashion brands, including icons Tommy Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton and attracting the interest of labels. JOHNNYSWIM excitedly decided to sign with Big Picnic, distributed by Sony/RED, and began touring regularly and appearing on TV shows ranging from VH1's You Oughta Know Concert to NBC's Tonight Show to having the theme song on HGTV's Fixer Upper. In 2014, they released their first full length record DIAMONDS, which charted number one on the Singer/Songwriter chart for weeks. The duo will release a live album recorded at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City in October of 2015 and plan to release their Sophomore album in spring 2016. If you've read this much you deserve a reward. Not sure what it should be. For now, here's a solid "Congratulations"!!
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."