Johnnyswim + Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
featuring special guests Penny And Sparrow
Date: Tuesday, July 3
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: The Orpheum
Tickets: $34.50 -$59.50
The Goodbye Road Tour
Separately, Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors are two of the decade’s most acclaimed acts, swirling a range of influences — from modern folk and pop/rock to bluesy, southern soul — into songs like “Home” and “American Beauty.” They join forces for Goodbye Road, a stunning EP that reimagines the musicians as a supergroup of singer/songwriters.
Featuring the harmony-heavy vocals of Penny & Sparrow on several tracks, Goodbye Road was written and recorded in the wake of an emotionally-charged year that included the racial assaults in Charlottesville, the loss of rock & roll icon Tom Petty, and the heartbreaking attack upon an audience of music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The result is a record that not only doubles down on swooning, sweeping melodies, but also offers messages of hope and resilience. It’s bright, clear-eyed music for cloudier times.
“One of the things I’ve always loved about Abner and Amanda’s writing,” says Holcomb, referencing the husband-and-wife team behind Johnnyswim’s soulful stomp, “is that it dives into the dark parts of humanity, but still comes out of that darkness with hope and light. When we were recording these songs, it was a hard moment. There was a lot happening in the world, and we felt a mutual sorrow about it, but we also shared the belief that sorrow didn’t have to be the entirety of the story.”