Stonebridge Concerts will host folk duo Johnnyswim at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 29 in the Grove City College Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Johnnyswim consists of singer-songwriter couple Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez. The Los Angeles based duo has released two studio albums, as well as three EPs, and will be releasing a third album in April. Sudano – the daughter of disco and R&B icon Donna Summer – and Ramirez began working on music together after meeting at church in 2005 and found that their similar influences of folk, soul, and rock blended together lusciously.
The married couple have been described in the press as a “mix of Lauryn Hill and John Mayer” and earned rave reviews as a live act.
They also have a fan base on campus, according to Joan Brown ’19, president of Stonebridge Concerts, a student organization that brings bands to campus.
“Last year when we were selling tickets, we had a suggestions jar for bands that students would pay to see live,” Brown said. “An overwhelming number of students suggested Johnnyswim, so they were the first band we reached out to. In addition to that, they are a really dynamic couple and have a significant following, especially in Christian circles.”
Stonebridge aims to do more than just entertain a campus audience. “I think providing quality concerts for the students is beneficial to the campus, which is our goal as an organization. Live music is something that brings people together and creates community,” Brown said.
Tickets are available to the general public at a presale cost of $25 and available online at www.gcc.edu/johnnyswimtix.