Rock/Indie/Singer-Songwriter/Folk from Charleston, SC

The Artisanals are a Charleston, SC based band that coalesced in late 2016. Fronted by the Charleston City Paper’s 2015 Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Johnny Delaware (formerly of SUSTO) and an all-star cast of local musicians, the Americana rock outfit has already shared the stage with global powerhouse Band of Horses on several U.S. dates. Having also played with Americana mainstays Nikki Lane, J. Roddy Walston, Daniel Romano, and Dylan LeBlanc, the band is set to break out in 2018 and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters, & more.

Produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, the forthcoming LP Literally, Anywhere is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn--a studio-converted barn in Iowa that was built around the Neve console and gear from New York City's now-defunct Magic Shop Studio. Open from 1988 until March of 2016, the Magic Shop was a sought-after studio beloved by countless legends like Lou Reed and Blondie, for its vintage gear. Arcade Fire tracked The Suburbs there, and David Bowie recorded his last two albums, including Blackstar, at the Soho spot.

With sonic influences ranging from the dream-pop work of George Harrison (“Angel 42”) to the stone-cold radio hits of bands like the Killers (“Roll With It”), the nine-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. There’s no filler here; from start to finish, this record is a straight banger.

Also worthy of note, the Artisanals recorded some songs at 432 Hz--the frequency of the universe. Delaware isn’t superstitious, but he’s aware of the ethereal bond between human beings and the cosmos that surrounds us. “You have to be awake in this life,” he says, “There’s a lot of subtle clues--if you’re awake, you can read into them and know where to go.” It’s this perceptive attention to detail that makes Literally, Anywhere stand out.

Eric Bolander

Singer / Songwriter Acoustic from Lexington, KY

Eric Bolander's flavor of Americana/folk music offers soulful vocal tone with thoughtful melodies that have staying power. Lyrically driven by life experiences, Eric's songs will give you a glimpse into his life and a realization that happiness can be perpetuated through pain.

Soulful/bluesy music with emphasis on reaction to life and overcoming.

Will Payne Harrison

Americana/Folk/Roots from Nashville TN

Nashville based Roots and Americana artist Will Payne Harrison’s new album, East Nashville Blues, is ten tracks of Roots, Folk, Bluegrass and Americana calling to mind the likes Willie Nelson (with tracks such as High As Willie), Merle Haggard, and John Prine. Recorded in East Nashville at Magnolia Sons Studios, East Nashville Blues was produced by Peter Jacobs and Will Payne Harrison with a cast of East Nashville Americana/Bluegrass heavyweights.

Since moving from Louisiana to Nashville, Harrison has toured the South and East Coast, performed at festivals, made radio appearances, hosted songwriter’s nights and even co-wrote a song landing in the feature film Black Beauty starring Luke Perry. Will Payne Harrison’s first single from Louisiana Summer, “Clarity” was featured as a Daily Discovery at American Songwriter. After its May release, East Nashville Blues reached the top 200 on Americana radio.

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