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Frontman, Johnny Delaware lives in a wide-eyed perspective baptized in the setting of a John Mellencamp song - “You have to be awake in this life”. Before his stint with Charleston based SUSTO, Johnny found himself as a solo artist from a small town in South Dakota. Eventually, life would take him to Albuquerque, NM, Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, and Charleston, SC where he met guitarist and collaborator Clay Houle. Both teamed up to write and conceptualize what has become The Artisanals.

It is the culmination of the collective’s years of unique individual experiences writing, recording, touring, and living life. The bands new album Zia is released in Europe via Rocksnob on 3rd September, 2021. This time out they worked with producer Drew Vandenberg (Toro y Moi, of Montreal, Kishi Bashi) at Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA. The first single ‘Violet Light’ has been praised by Rolling Stone as having been “built to preach the gospel of rock n’ roll.” The Artisanals hold iconic predecessors Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Jackson Browne close to their chest.


Fear to Fail / Heading Somewhere / Always Taken Care Of / Way Up / Driftwood / Plant The Seed / The Road / Violet Light / She’s Looking For The Answer