The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present


Bruce Sudano

Tue, March 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $60.00

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This event is all ages

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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 2014 debut full- length, they've released three EPs, as well as 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.

Georgica Pond was produced by JOHNNYSWIM's Abner Ramirez and recorded at the couple's home studio in Los Angeles, with bass and drum parts added at the Castle in Nashville.

Of their process, Ramirez explains, "Any fear we had on album one has completely evaporated. We know the people that come to JOHNNYSWIM shows. We know it matters to them what we have to say. We realize that, much like ourselves, our fans appreciate honesty. We wanted that to be the cornerstone of this album." Amanda Sudano Ramirez further highlights the themes on the album: "love, legacy, the past and the future all put into this bittersweet mixture that makes you fully appreciate the present."
Bruce Sudano
California-based singer/songwriter and industry veteran, Bruce Sudano, announces the release of his new single "One Beautiful Life" off of his album, The Burbank Sessions. Bruce and his band, The Candyman Band, headed into their rehearsal studio in Burbank, California in early 2014. From that time came the aptly titled "The Burbank Sessions." Bruce mentions that for the album, "The goal was to capture the feel of a night club performance, recording each song live in one or two takes; I always say had there been an audience, I would have called it a live record."

Soul Tracks mentions,"Considering the path that Sudano has forged through more than 40 years of music, The Burbank Sessions is even more remarkable. As a singer/songwriter, his work crosses genres and spans several generations of listeners. The intimacy of live performance heightens the full power of Bruce
Sudano's many gifts. "

Sudano made his chart debut in the 1970's as a founding member of both Alive N Kickin' ("Tighter and Tighter" ) and Brooklyn Dreams ("Heaven Knows"). Over the years he has co-written numerous songs for other notable artists including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Michael Jackson, and his late wife and long-time musical partner, the iconic Donna Summer.

Fast forward to the present and we are headed straight to the airwaves with "One Beautiful Life" off of the album, The Burbank Sessions. "The song is an Ode to Life!", Bruce states, "As long as you're breathing, you've been blessed with one beautiful life. It's a chance to dream, to accomplish, to enjoy the beauty of the universe, to love and most of all to live".
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801