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Somewhere on a dusty road or a well traveled interstate, right at this very moment, a rock n’ roll band is pounding the rock. They’re probably wearing the same clothes they had on yesterday, and reminiscing about last night’s gig. Inspired by a guitar lick that cuts to the bone or a melody that lingers on refrain, this band is following a path forged by countless other musicians who’ve lived and died in dive bars or ‘made it’ with their posters taped to bedroom walls. What makes this band of brothers any different? This band is The Artisanals.

Johnny Delaware grew up in a small South Dakota town surrounded by cornfields and dirt roads. For 19 years, he lived in a wide-eyed perspective baptized in the setting of a John Mellencamp song. In order to personally evolve and carry out his musical destiny, Delaware knew that the heartland wind would have to blow him around the country. Eventually, Delaware would move to Charleston, SC and team up with guitarist Clay Houle, drummer Josh Hoover, and bassist Eric Mixon to form The Artisanals in late 2016. Within a year of forming, The Artisanals dropped their four-track debut EP, Literally, Anywhere, and promptly received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters.

Now, The Artisanals are set to drop their debut self-titled full length album. Produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and set to release on AWAL on September 21, 2018, The Artisanals, is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn – an Iowa studio-converted-barn that features the Neve console and gear from NYC’s now defunct Magic Shop Studio which recorded David Bowie’s last two albums, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, and can be seen on Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways.

With sonic influences ranging from the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen (“Angel 42”), and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket (“Pound The Rock”), to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs (“Drag”), The Artisanals 10-track LP showcases Delaware and Houle’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. Mastered by Howie Weinberg, (Spoon, Ryan Adams, Nirvana), there’s no filler on The Artisanals. From start to finish, this record is a straight banger.

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The Artisanals Premiere Their Self-Titled LP With Glide Magazine
The Artisanals’ Premiere New Video with Billboard
The Artisanals at Jam In The Van
New Frontier Touring Welcomes The Artisanals!

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Sep 20 Tampa, FL The Attic
Sep 23 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Sep 27 Asheville, NC Salvage Station
Sep 28 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
Sep 29 Charleston, SC The Pour House
Oct 02 Washington, DC Black Cat
Oct 03 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
Oct 04 New York, NY Bowery Electric
Oct 06 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Oct 07 Wayne, PA 118 North
Oct 08 Asbury Park, NJ The Wonder Bar
Oct 09 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
Oct 10 Richmond, VA The Camel
Oct 11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
Oct 12 Greenville, SC Fall for Greenville Festival
Oct 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl

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