The Artisanals, The Storytellers

The Artisanals

The Storytellers

Wednesday, November 7

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

  • The Storytellers - 9:00
  • The Artisanals - 10:15 

The Artisanals
The Artisanals
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.
The Storytellers
The Storytellers
The Storytellers is an indie-folk ensemble whose repertoire represents a unique blend of roots-rock, Americana, country-blues, traditional, psychedelic, old time, folk and bluegrass music. Founded in the Fall of 2017 as a duo, the band formed in February of 2018, performing more than 24 Los Angeles-area shows through October. The intensive schedule included defining performances at the historic Mint LA and a spellbinding set at The Love Street Festival, opening for Micky Dolenz, Wilson Phillips, Chris Stills as well as John Densmore and Robby Krieger of The Doors.

Legendary folk music promoter Bob Stane said, “The Storytellers are old souls who celebrate the genre of folk music and storytelling and do it with youthful energy and good taste.” The LA Weekly has described The Storytellers as “a cross between the Kingston Trio and John Coltrane.” The Storytellers bring soulful harmonies, delicate acoustic sensibilities, soaring grooves, substantive storytelling and their own hippie, happy magic to every stage they stand on.The band consists of Scott Diehl (Guitar, Vocals), Lance Frantzich (Bass, Vocals), Jonathan Sheldon (Fiddle, Vocals) and Steve Stelmach (Percussion).
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035