Want a feel-good glimpse into the past? If you want to go back to a time when we could go on road trips or concerts, I highly recommend watching Home on the Road on the Magnolia Network. All of season one is available to watch on Discovery Plus.
Home on the Road is all about a band named Johnnyswim. They are made up of the married couple Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano. On episode one, we see how Abner and Amanda handle being amazing parents while still following their dreams as musicians on the road. Obviously, this show is like a time capsule. We get a glimpse into what life was like on the road. Things may never be exactly the same. But it still fills my heart with joy. Seeing how happy their life makes them is amazing.
My favorite part of the show is the lesson that you can have kids, and still go after your dreams. And no matter where you came from, it’s still possible. Even if the whole world seems to be against you, it’s still possible to do what you love. Even after the pandemic, Abner and Amanda were still able to make new music at home.
What’s Coming Next For Johnnyswim and Home on the Road?
In Season 2, we are going to see what life is like for Abner and Amanda while living at home, rather than raising their kids on a tour bus. It has been years since either of them stayed at home for long periods of time, so it’s not as easy as you might think. In their interview with Chip and Joanna Gaines, we learned that Johnnyswim actually created their own background music for each episode. So pay attention to it while you’re watching!
If you want to know more about them, check out their book called Home Sweet Road: Finding Love, Making Music & Building a Life One City at a Time.