JOHNNYSWIM and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors released their collaborative EP Goodbye Road on May 4th, 2018 and hit the road earlier this summer together on the incredibly successful The Goodbye Road Tour. Goodbye Road was written and recorded in the wake of an emotionally-charged year that included the racial assaults in Charlottesville, the heartbreaking attack upon an audience of music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, and the loss of rock & roll icon Tom Petty. Rooted in a mix of acoustic guitars, classic songwriting, upright pianos, ringing reverb, and stacked harmonies, Goodbye Road, which also features Penny & Sparrow, is an album about endings and new beginnings.
The Goodbye Road Tour brought to life the EP’s messages of hope and resilience in the face of adversity and loss. All three artists have built their careers on the road, where their best qualities shine the brightest: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ timeless storytelling through song, Penny & Sparrow’s rich, immersive harmonies, and JOHNNYSWIM’s rousing Americana and electrifying chemistry.
Keep your eyes peeled for more collaborations and live shows in the future. For the most up to date information please visit www.goodbyeroad.com.
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About 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. The couple married in 2009 and relocated to Los Angeles. In addition to their latest critically acclaimed album Georgica Pond (Oct 2016), JOHNNYSWIM released their debut full-length Diamonds in 2014 as well as three EPs, a Christmas EP and a live album. They’ve performed on various 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 provided the theme song on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” The duo has also toured extensively including major U.S. festival appearances.
About Penny & Sparrow: Indie folk singer/songwriter duo Penny & Sparrow formed in 2011 while members Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke were living as roommates at the University of Texas in Austin. The two friends began writing and singing together, creating simple acoustic arrangements and recording on a laptop. Their first effort, a three-song EP called Creature, introduced the warm, sincere balladry that would become their calling card. They released their breakthrough album Let A Lover Drown You in 2015 and their latest release, Wendigo, came out in September 2017. Over their career, they’ve earned fans at NPR, Rolling Stone and Noisey among others.