× The Artisanals tour Europe, starting this weekend at Americana Rising

The Artisanals tour Europe, starting this weekend at Americana Rising


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, 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, with drummer Nick Recio, and keyboardist Ian Klin rounding out the group, The Artisanals are dropping their debut self-titled full length album. Produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and released 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.

We're overly exited to have these guys on tour to Europe for the first time starting this weekend and continuing until the start of March! Go check out these boys!

03/02: Hilversum (NL) @ Americana Rising
04/02: Hamburg (DE) @ Sound Yard 
05/02: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star 
06/02: Flensburg (DE) @ Volksbad 
07/02: Mannheim (DE) @ Kulturbrucken 
08/02: Bad Saulgau (DE) @ Franziskaner 
09/02: Stuttgart (DE) @ Galao 
12/02: Leicester (UK) @ Duffys Bar 
13/02: Nottingham (UK) @ Maze 
15/02: Dublin (IRL) @ Sin É 
16/02: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Cleeres 
17/02: Diss (UK) @ The Banham Barrel 
19/02: London (UK) @ o2 Academy 2 Islington 
20/02: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis 
21/02: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock 
22/02: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Tryckhallen 
23/02: Oslo (NO) @ Revolver 
24/02: Stockholm (SWE) @ The Southside Cavern 
25/02: Nynäshamn (SWE) @ Folkets Hus 
26/02: Gränna (SWE) @ Fiket 
28/02: Amsterdam (NL) @ Q-Factory
01/03: Brugge (BE) @ Charlie Rockets