The Artisanals (from the album The Artisanals available on )
You can call it a coincidence but when the only tree toppled in a passing thunderstorm hits your car, it seems more specific. Johnny Delaware of The Artisanals was an Austin, Texas-based musician when nature chose a path of divine intervention to shine on him, granting his wish to move his base of operations to the music scene in Charleston, South Carolina. His insurance claim had him packing for the move, and once settled, found musical alliances with other musicians that heard the call of Charleston, forming The Artisanals in 2016 with Clay Houle (guitar), Josh Hoover (drums), and Eric Moxin (bass).
A self-titled recent release is the debut for The Artisanals. The sound of the album mirrors like-minded locals in Charleston that are pushing the boundaries of Roots and Rock with an airy sound featured in the rolling clouds of chords whirling through The Artisanals “Drag” while echoed distortion on the guitar gently parts like a curtain for the Folk tale of a South Dakota memory in “Country Roads Town”. A sonics tsunami barrel rolls over “Primitive Style”, and words float freely to recount “First Time” on gently curving notes and beats. The Artisanals strum up Country Folk for “Angel 42” to take flight, form balls of tightly wound guitar notes to toss into “Roll with It”, and open up highway journals to stich into a story of Indie inspiration for “Pound the Rock”.
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