Yesterday, The Artisanals premiered the music video for their new track “Violet Light” via Consequence of Sound. As of this morning, the song has made its way onto streaming platforms for your listening pleasure. According to the CoS article, this song spawned partially out of *surprise* Johnny Delaware taking a “hero’s dose of mushrooms” and realizing that no matter what he was going through at any given time, it’s important to leave room for faith.
“Violet Light” is one of the better songs that The Artisanals have come up with to date, which is saying something considering how well their debut album has been received since its release last year, with praise from both the Charleston music scene and national media outlets like Rolling Stone, Relix, Billboard, and Paste. The Artisanals have earned themselves some serious recognition in the world of alt-country and americana, and if “Violet Light” is any indication of what their next record will sound like, I’d say they’re lined up to have an even more successful 2019 into 2020.
The Artisanals made a brief stop in Charleston last weekend to play a hometown show at The Royal American with Babe Club, and now they’re back to living on the road again with a busy summer tour that will take them all over the country. Listen to “Violet Light” below, and see a full list of their summer tour dates below that.
The Artisanals Summer 2019 Tour Dates
06/21 – Yorkville, IL – Summer Solstice Festival
06/22 – Winnetka, IL – Winnetka Summer Festival
06/24 – Swisher, IA – Cedar Ridge Distillery
06/25 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
06/26 – Custer, SD – Custer Beacon
06/28 – Seeley Lake, MT – Bob Marshall Music Festival
06/29 – Helena, MT – Lewis & Clark Brewing Co.
07/04 – Frisco, CO – Independence Day & Fireworks
07/06 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
07/07 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
07/08 – Crested Butte, CO – Alpenglow Summer Concert Series
07/10 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
07/12 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07/17 – Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Seaside Summer Concert Series
07/18 – Gainesville, FL – Heartwood Soundstage
07/27 – Macon, GA – Bragg Jam
08/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
08/02 & 03 – Appleton, WI – Mile of Music Festival
08/06 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
08/16 – Asheville, NC – Downtown After 5
08/22 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks
08/29 – Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sand
09/14 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO Del Mar
^ with Goodnight, TX