Listen to David Sweeny (aka Johnny Showcase) on the 25 O'Clock Podcast - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Anyone who has seen a show from Johnny Showcase and The Mystic Ticket know that what they do on stage is more than just an ordinary concert. They are musicians who wholeheartedly commit themselves to taking on a character and do so to make the event an experience like no other for their audience. In describing the latest episode of his 25 O’Clock Podcast, Dan Drago admits that when he contacted David Sweeny (aka Johnny Showcase) to come on the show, Sweeny countered by asking if Drago wanted to interview Sweeny himself, or his character, being Johnny Showcase. Yes, it is a tad confusing, but it speaks to how serious Sweeny is about his transformation into a performer separate from his everyday self.

To listen to Drago’s conversation with Sweeny, head over to the 25 O’Clock Podcast’s website. They discuss the dynamic of creating and existing as a character and much, much more. If you’re new to Johnny Showcase and The Mystic Ticket, maybe the video below can give you a decent idea of what they’re all about.

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