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Episode 65:
JOHNNYSWIM





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Saw Daryl Hall and John Oates at Austin City Music LIVE at The Moody Theater on February 23, 2014, and was taken back to their greatness from back in the day. Found LFDH soon afterwards, been hooked ever since. Thanks! for sharing.
- posted by LofromCoMo - March 15, 2015
Became a fan recently! First time I saw Live At Daryl's House was on Palladia because I caught Billy Gibbons' name on the DVR Guide. Was never a Hall & Oates fan but I saw them inducted into the Hall of Fame (almost wrote Hall of Oates) and noticed how good a guitarist John Oates is. Daryl is a fine musician in his own right. I digress. I'd never have known about Abner and Amanda, Sandwiches, or Johnny had it not been for Daryl, so thank you Daryl Hall. These two just melded with Daryl and his band. Perfect, pure; Diamonds was better performed at Daryl's house than on the video I saw a few days ago. Seamless! Like with most of his guests, I've found artist I would not otherwise have, like Gavin DeGraw. Must see JOHNNYSWIN live.
- posted by ccesena2 - March 11, 2015
This is just the best. Thanks for real music
- posted by Michalewichm - January 25, 2015
This is the best thing to come in a long time. I've seem most but not all as of yet. Ever artist should be out there because you're all the best. Can't wait for a new .10 stares if possible here !!!
- posted by thebrat - December 16, 2014
Brilliant performance by all. Just loved it all, especially the performance by Johnnyswim. I am so proud of Amanda. I know her Mother is smiling in heaven, and her voice and beauty (both inside and out) along with her soulful husbands voice and talents are great enough to reach all that way. Thanks for bringing that to us Daryl and Thank you 'Johnnyswim' for the amazing music you bless us with.. what a JOY.. Bob Conti
- posted by tootzuni - December 16, 2014
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JOHNNYSWIM
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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