The Artisanals, comprised of Johnny Delaware, Clay Houle, Steven Walker, and Jordan Hicks, are a rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. Although formed in late 2016, the band has already opened for Band of Horses for a two-night stint at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and toured in support of Futurebirds.
Singer/guitarist Johnny Delaware previously performed with SUSTO. The Artisanals recently recorded their debut album at The Magic Barn, a recording studio in the countryside of Iowa, using a 1970 NEVE 80 Series console acquired from Magic Shop in New York City, the same console on which, among many others, David Bowie’s Blackstar, Kurt Vile’s Smoke Ring for My Halo, and Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs were recorded. The Artisanals nod their head to ‘70s heartland rock and perform with a refreshing energy.