The Deep Dark Woods
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The Deep Dark Woods

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The best kept secret in music


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Demos 2005-2006 (6 songs)
Work on full-length album commenses April 29th
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Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in the summer of 2005 with the intention of putting country-rock smiles on the faces of Saskatoon music fans, The Deep Dark Woods began shaping their sound, drawing on influences as vast as, Gram Parsons, Pink Floyd and The Band. From upbeat murder songs, to eerie gospel numbers, and plenty of good old country twang, their growing sets of original material are as contrasting as the band’s four songwriters. Although their studio sound includes mandolin, dobro and pedal steel, their live show consists primarily of two electric guitars (Ryan Boldt, Burke Barlow), bass (C.S. Mason), and drums (Lucas Goetz) as well as mics for all to back up Ryan’s soul-filled leads.

Despite their common love for roots music and alternative country, their former groups have touched on everything from art rock to blues and pop. Chris, Burke and Luke first started playing together in the summer of 2002, forming goodwhatgood, a band commonly described as "Radiohead meets Queens of the Stone Age." They experienced moderate success on a local level, but the members had yet to reach their full potential. Ryan's music career started as a bass player for a young, local talent named Kyle Riabko. The group took on a number of names, and toured extensively over the years they played together, but ultimately were separated by artistic differences. This called for the forming of a group of friends, who shared the same vision and The Deep Dark Woods began jamming.

In those first few weeks they discovered they had an unbelievable chemistry, arranging songs previously written by all four members as well as writing together until their original material totaled more than 25 songs, a number which seemed to grow with every practice.

Although the band’s emphasis has always been on writing and performing original material, they fill out their sets with a number of traditional songs as well as a constantly changing repertoire of crowd pleasing covers. As they continue to play to growing captive audiences, it won't be long before you get lost in The Deep Dark Woods.