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Johnnyswim “The Last Time”

JOHNNYSWIM RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE LAST TIME” FEATURING MUSIC ICON MICHAEL MCDONALD

Critically acclaimed duo, JOHNNYSWIM led by husband-and-wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, release their latest single “The Last Time” featuring music icon Michael McDonald. Their third full-length album, MOONLIGHT [Britannia Row Recordings/BMG], will be out on April 19.

This marks the groups first release under their newly minted deal with Britannia Row Recordings and BMG. In support of the album, JOHNNYSWIM will embark on a North American tour beginning May 3 in St. Louis, MO. See the full routing for dates below and click HERE for more info!

TOUR DATES

May 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

May 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

May 7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

May 8 Knoxville, TN Tennesse Theatre

May 10 Nashville, TN The Ryman

May 11 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy

May 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

May 14 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

May 15 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre

May 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

May 18 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

May 20 Boston, MA House of Blues

May 21 New York, NY Webster Hall

May 22 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel

May 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

May 25 Chicago, IL Rivera Theatre

May 28 Austin, TX Emo’s

May 29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 30 Oklahoma City, OK Jones Assembly

June 1 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory

June 4 Denver, CO Ogden

June 5 Salt Lake City, UT The Union

June 7 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO

June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

June 10 San Francisco, CA The Masonic

June 12 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s

June 13 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

June 14 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre At Ace Theatre

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RETROGRADE

 

“A perfectly balanced duo. They both have incredible skills. They both have wonderful voices. The harmonies are fabulous. And they play the heck out of the guitar…” – NPR Music

Capitol Records will release Retrograde, the new EP from Striking Matches, on February 9. The EP’s title track and “Desire” are selections from the band’s upcoming full-length album, due out later this year. The collection also includes the duo’s compelling version of Buffalo Springfield’s classic protest song, “For What It’s Worth.”

 

Striking Matches will join Phillip Phillips on the first leg of The Magnetic Tour. The North American run will include a two-night stand at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA (February 14 & 15), a February 18 show at Irving Plaza in New York City and a concert at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on February 25. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.strikingmatches.com/#/tour

 

The duo – comprising Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis – recently made its Sundance Film Festival debut, performing at the ASCAP Music Café. The pair was also featured on the NFL’s “Heart of the Game” webseries.

 

After releasing the Shameless EP onCapitol Recordslast fall, Striking Matches toured North America and Europe with JOHNNYSWIM. The Tampa Bay Times said, “Striking Matches are both an amazing acoustic songwriting duo and a pair of bluesy electrifying performers…Their voices vibrantly bounce off each other to fun harmonies, most notably in ‘Medicine,’ a song that got the crowd singing along almost immediately.”

 

Watch Striking Matches perform “Medicine” live from Capitol Studios in Hollywood in this video.

Shameless, which was produced by Kennedy Karate (Børns), follows the duo’s 2015 debut album, Nothing But The Silence, which has racked up more than 10 million cumulative streams worldwide.

 

Nothing But The Silence, which was produced by T Bone Burnett,won acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. NPR’s “World Café” hailed Striking Matches as an “Artist to Watch” andBuzzfeednamed the duo as one of the “Artists You Need In Your Life.” USA Today said, “Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis give off sparks as singers and writers, but they’re even hotter guitarists. Incendiary.” American Songwriter observed, “these songs crackle and sizzle.” Nothing But The Silence debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes UK Country Chart and several tracks were featured on BBC Radio 2’s playlist.

 

Zimmermann grew up outside Philadelphia, and mastered the guitar, clarinet and violin before middle school. Davis, who is from Atlanta, began playing guitar at an early age. A professor at Belmont University in Nashville paired them up for class projects, and they soon started writing together. Nine of their songs were performed in the first four seasons of the hit television show “Nashville.” In addition to numerous headline outings, Striking Matches have opened for Train and toured the U.S. with The Secret Sisters on a co-headline tour.

 

Retrograde – Track Listing

 

  1. Retrograde
  2. Desire
  3. For What It’s Worth

 

Striking Matches – 2018 Tour Dates

Supporting Phillip Phillips

 

2/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre

2/11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa Theater

2/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

2/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

2/17 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

2/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

2/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

2/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

2/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

2/24 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre

2/25 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley

2/27 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

2/28 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Palladium Theatre

3/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

3/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

STRIKING MATCHES RETURN WITH NEW EP

STRIKING MATCHES RETURN WITH NEW EP,SHAMELESS, SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 22

 

Duo Will Join JOHNNYSWIM On European & North American Tour Dates

 

Run Includes October 19 Concert At The Novo In L.A. And

November 6 & 7 Shows At NYC’s Irving Plaza

 

“A perfectly balanced duo. They both have incredible skills. They both have wonderful voices. The harmonies are fabulous. And they play the heck out of the guitar…” – NPR Music

 
Following the success of their 2015 debut album, Nothing But The Silence – which has racked up more than 10 million cumulative streams worldwide – Striking Matches return with Shameless, set for release on September 22 via Capitol Records. The four original songs, produced by Kennedy Karate (Børns), will give fans a taste of the duo’s forthcoming album, which is due out in 2018.

 

Striking Matches said, “Our new music originates from the two years we spent on the road touring our first album. During that time, we changed as musicians, and as people. Out of it came the need to create something that felt sonically unique to us. Pushing ourselves as creators was terrifying and exhilarating, but ultimately necessary. We hope it inspires our listeners to step outside of what is comfortable, in order to progress. With this new music, we needed to be honest, we needed to be brave, and we needed to be shameless.”

 

The duo – comprising Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis – will be joining JOHNNYSWIM on the “Take The World Tour,” which launches on September 19 in Amsterdam. The North American leg kicks off at The Fillmore in San Francisco on October 18. It includes a show at the Novo in Los Angeles (October 19) and a two-night stand and New York City’s Irving Plaza (November 6 & 7). See below for itinerary.


Striking Matches Photo Credit: Mary-Beth Blankenship

 

Nothing But The Silence,which was produced by T Bone Burnett,won acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. NPR’s “World Café” hailed Striking Matches as an “Artist to Watch” andBuzzfeed named the duo as one of the “Artists You Need In Your Life.” USA Today said, “Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis give off sparks as singers and writers, but they’re even hotter guitarists. Incendiary.” American Songwriter observed, “these songs crackle and sizzle, walking on a tightrope between pop, rock, country and blues.” Nothing But The Silence debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes UK Country Chart and several tracks were featured on BBC Radio 2’s playlist. The duo sold-out multiple headline tours of the U.K. and took International Act of the Year honors at the British Country Music Awards in 2015.

 

Zimmermann grew up outside Philadelphia and had mastered the clarinet, violin and guitar before middle school. Davis, who is from Atlanta, began playing guitar at an early age, inspired by the music he heard at home – Sam Cooke, Petula Clark, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Steely Dan. The two began working together when a professor at Belmont University in Nashville paired them up for class projects. Soon they were penning originals together. Nine of their songs were performed in the first four seasons of the hit television show “Nashville.” In addition to numerous headline outings, Striking Matches have opened for Train and toured the U.S. with The Secret Sisters on a co-headline tour.

 

Shameless- Track Listing

Ghost

Medicine

Shameless

Bad

Striking Matches – North American Tour Dates

 

10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

 

Supporting JOHNNYSWIM

10/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Festival

10/21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/24 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

10/26 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre

10/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

11/2 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

11/3 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

11/4 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Raleigh

11/6 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

11/7 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

11/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/10 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic

11/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

11/14 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

11/15 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

11/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City