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Episode 65:


Exceptionally Awesome!
- posted by KonaRiders - September 24, 2014
WOW!! first of all if you are a music lover you have to appreciate LFDH. Daryl you have knocked it out of the park!! you should definitely open up a venue where we can come experience live music with top performers great food and drinks. As for JohnnySwim, absolutely fantastic!! One of the best on your show and one of my favorite artists. Great music, melody and lyrics. You may think i am biased because i not only share Abner's last name, I am Cuban and i am from Florida. This however i think is merely a coincidence, unless we are related and don't know it. what i do know is that they display such a high level of passion for their music and it bleeds out of their souls and infects us all. I wish them and you Daryl much success. i look forward to many more episodes and albums.
- posted by jramirez - September 24, 2014
I cant stop listening to them. So perfect together!
- posted by debbiemancino - August 24, 2014
Would love to purchase the last song on this: Do what you want, Be what you are. Can it be done? Could you add it to the store? Consider it a fitting tribute to the last show in the series at the original House.
- posted by CarrieJ - July 26, 2014
Wow!! This duo is so fantastic....there voices are so perfect. He has the voice that reminds me of a young Harry Belafonte and Richie Havens and Annie is gifted with her mothers voice and looks. This is a favorite episode..thankyou Daryl.Kimo Holland
- posted by guitarjim19 - July 25, 2014
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Married couple Abner and Amanda-Sudano Ramirez join Daryl and the band for a six-song set that includes a pair of Daryl Hall and John Oates classics, including the Top 10 single, "Adult Education," one of two songs recorded for the 1984 compilation Rock and Soul Part 1, and "Do What You Want, Be What You Are," the song from their 1976 album, Bigger Than Both Of Us, which was also the title of their 2009 Sony Legacy four-CD box set. The group then joins forces on four JOHNNYSWIM originals, including "Diamonds," the title track from their full-length debut, produced by Abner and slated for release April 29 on their own indie label Big Picnic Records, as well as "Home," a Creedence Clearwater-styled swamp-rocker that perfectly captures the Live from Daryl's House setting. There are also performances of the title track from their critically acclaimed Heart Beats EP, and a soulful rendition of "Annie."

Amanda was exposed to music at a young age, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his native Jacksonville, FL. The two met in 2006 in Nashville 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 and the Today Show. The duo has toured extensively, including stops at SXSW, Spoleto Festival, Bonnaroo and a support slot for Emeli Sandé. They were chosen as VH1's first-ever "You Oughta Know" artists and have performed on the network's The O Music Awards and Do Something Awards shows. Vogue called their music "infectious," Entertainment Weekly raved, "As lovely as they are talented," and Paste said of the duo, "one of a kind."

JOHNNYSWIM are scheduled to play at SXSW in Austin (March 12-14), the New Orleans Jazz Fest (May 2) and the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE (June 19).
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