The Artisanals

The Artisanals

  • March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $17 advance | $21 door

The Artisanals are a Charleston, SC based band that coalesced in late 2016. Fronted by the Charleston City Paper’s 2015 Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Johnny Delaware, joined by an all-star cast of local musicians, the Americana rock outfit has already shared the stage with global powerhouse Band of Horses and other Americana mainstays.

Their inaugural album Literally, Anywhere, produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, was the first-ever record to come out of the Magic Barn, a studio-converted barn in Iowa that was built around the Neve console and gear from New York City's now-defunct Magic Shop, a sought-after studio beloved by countless legends, from Lou Reed and Blondie, to Arcade Fire and David Bowie.

With sonic influences ranging from the dream-pop work of George Harrison (“Angel 42”) to the stone-cold radio hits of bands like the Killers (“Roll With It”), the nine-track LP showcases Delaware and Houle’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. Bullet Music raved, calling the album “reminiscent of the California dreaming of the 1960’s with a dash of Tom Petty, a sprinkle of Ryan Adams and a pinch of Jackson Brown and Warren Zevon, all mixed together smoothly to create the unique sound only The Artisanals can make flow from their fingertips.”

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