Johnny Delaware grew up in a small South Dakota town surrounded by cornfields and dirt roads. 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 to team up with guitarist Clay Houle and bassist Eric Mixon to form The Artisanals in late 2016.
Now, with drummer Nick Recio, and keyboardist Ian Klin rounding out the group, The Artisanals have dropped their self-titled debut LP (out on 9/21/18) . It's 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.
Utilizing everything from gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from a nearby University, 'The Artisanals' (mastered by Howie Weinberg), is a straight banger from start to finish.