Soulful husband and wife duo Johnnyswim return to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for an intimate acoustic evening Thursday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Johnnyswim last performed at the Concert Hall in November 2017.
At the core, husband-and-wife — Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano — translate the memories, moments and milestones on life’s journey into spirited, slick and soulful anthems steeped in singer-songwriter tradition, yet amplified by alternative experimentation, rock energy and pop ambition.
In early 2017, Johnnyswim commenced work on ideas for what would become their 2019 third full length, Moonlight [Britannia Row Recordings/BMG]. Amidst a series of professional changes and Amanda’s pregnancy with their second child, they kick-started the next chapter.
The album illuminates the expanse of Johnnyswim’s musical pallet. “Marietta” gallops from a jazz-y intro into theatrical delivery about Abner leaving his hometown. The finale “Same Old Thing” examines the fragility of marriage and frayed bonds as the lyrics tackle divorces among the pair’s friends over listless guitar.
Tickets, $35 in advance and $45 day of show, are available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and The Amp St. Augustine Box Offices and ticketmaster.com.