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Event Archive - Indie Folk Rock from Saskatoon: The Deep Dark Woods

Fri. November 25th 2011 8pm - 10pm doors at 7pm The Upstairs Cabaret (No Minors) 8pm - 10pm doors at 7pm
$16 Advance / $18 Door
Indie Folk Rock Quintet from Saskatoon
Deep Dark Woods
Friday, November 25, 20 11
Upstairs Cabaret, 1127 Wharf St., Victoria BC
Doors 7:00pm - Show 8:00pm - EARLIER SHOW
... Tickets: $16.00 advance / $18 Door
Available at: http://www.hightideconcerts.net, Lyle's Place 770 Yates St. and Ditch Records 784 Fort St..

Deep Dark Woods website: http://www.thedeepdarkwoods.com/

The timeless sound of the aptly named "The Deep Dark Woods" belongs to the depressing winters of the north. Pulsing with human warmth, these original songs echo through the lonesome night. Ryan Boldt's plainspoken lyrics offer a strong but gentle tone which understates poetry, oftentimes as startling as hot blood in fresh snow. Despite the dark themes, the heaviness never overwhelms the music's playfulness. An utterly fun rhythm section, brilliant guitar work, and eerily rich harmonies drive the songs. One could easily be forgiven for mistaking their songs as treasures of decades past, as The Deep Dark Woods approach their instruments with studied respect for the honoured traditions of the shadowy side of roots music.

They have shared the stage with The Sadies, Magnolia Electric Co., Utah Phillips and The Stills, toured extensively from Canada's west coast to New York City, and have had the good fortune to have collaborated with Shuyler Jansen, and Ruth Minnikin.

The DDW's first studio effort, a self-titled 10 song release was recorded live-off-the-floor entirely on analog to capture the band's earlier live sound. Their second full-length release Hang Me, Oh Hang Me, takes a different
approach, with intricate arrangements, more substantial production and diverse instrumentation.

The Deep Dark Woods' newest release Winter Hours is a collection of their best recordings yet. Working with Juno award winning producer/musician Steve Dawson at Vancouver's famed recording studio "The Factory", they managed to truly bring out an energy that the new songs deserved, recording the album live off the floor. What was created was an album full of raw emotion, sadness, beautiful vocals and harmonies, new sounds, and well thought out arrangements.Winter Hours represents the ever changing sound of the band, and a step forward from their latest Black Hen release Hang Me, oh Hang Me(WCMA Nominated).

The DDW are fronted mainly by Ryan T. Boldt, who splits lead/rhythm guitar duties with Burke Barlow. The rhythm section is rounded out by C. S. Mason (bass) and Lucas Goetz (drums), who also provide the gorgeous 3-part harmonies which have become one of the band's defining characteristics. The constantly growing sets of original material are always evolving, and together with just enough improvisation ensures the songs are always fresh for the band and crowd.

The Deep Dark Woods (Roots/Folk Rock/Country)

The timeless sound of the aptly named "The Deep Dark Woods" belongs to the depressing winters of the north. Pulsing with human warmth, these original songs echo through the lonesome night. Ryan Boldt's plainspoken lyrics offer a strong but gentle tone which understates poetry, oftentimes as startling as hot blood in fresh snow. Despite the dark the... more info
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