The Artisanals are comprised of Johnny Delaware, Clay Houle, Steven Walker, Jordan Hicks and Ryan Zimmerman. Over the past couple years, Delaware and Houle have spent their downtime between various projects writing and demoing the songs that would become the foundation of the band before bringing in Charleston natives Walker, Hicks and Zimmerman. Though the lineup was just finalized in the last few months of 2016, the band has already had the privilege of opening for Band Of Horses for two nights at The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and supporting the Futurebirds in Alabama and Texas. January of 2017 was spent recording what will become their debut album at the Magic Barn, a studio in middle-of-nowhere Iowa that has been outfitted with the board and gear from the famed Magic Shop that was located in New York City (Bowie’s Blackstar, Viva La Vida by Coldplay and Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs). Johnny Delaware has found formal success as a songwriter/guitar player in Charleston based band Susto. Clay Houle toured nationally with Atlanta bands Tedo Stone and Great Peacock while Walker, Hicks and Zimmerman were working together in Charleston band Brave Baby. The band hopes to wrap up the mixes on their full length album while touring to position themselves as a national act throughout the rest of the 2017.