USA pre-order starts today!

Our new album JUBILEE (out September 30th) is now available for pre-order in the United States via the Sugar Hill Records store, iTunes and Amazon!

Sugar Hill Records store

Order today for an instant download of “18th of December!”

Pre-order details for Canada, the UK and Europe are coming soon!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival!

We are very pleased to announce that we’ve been invited to play at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. This is a FREE music festival set in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Our set will take place on Sunday Oct 6th. Set time to be announced..

The Deep Dark Woods Announce Jubilee

Leave your map and lose your bearings in the swirling sonic forest of The Deep Dark Woods. The band returns from the wilderness with Jubilee, a celebration of community, camaraderie and feverish cabin creativity. With Jubilee, The Deep Dark Woods revel in the jangly, freewheeling days of psychedelic and electric folk while keeping their compass aligned with the magnetic, hypnotic north.

Made in a cabin in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains near Bragg Creek, Alberta, Jubilee journeys through folk and rock history, from California to the UK, from the 1970s to the present day. The album nods to genre pioneers such as The Byrds and Fairport Convention before heading into altogether new territory of soundscapes that bend and fluctuate underfoot. Jubilee moves the yardstick with its rolling layers of specialized keys, organs and analog rarities (e.g., novachord, celesta, vibraphone, and more) first used in the early days of psychedelic synth experimentation, and the results sound at once in and out of modern time. Jubilee was produced by Laurel Canyon-based folk revivalist Jonathan Wilson.

The Deep Dark Woods are Ryan Boldt, Chris Mason, Lucas Goetz, Geoff Hilhorst and newcomer Clayton Linthicum.

The album will be out on Six Shooter in Canada and
Sugar Hill Records in US and beyond.

June 2013 Western Canada tour

We’re excited to announce a handful of shows in Western Canada in June! Tickets info and other details coming soon..

June 14th: Broadway Theatre (MoSo Fest), Saskatoon, SK
June 15th: Dekker Centre, North Battleford, SK
June 16th: The Hideout Eats & Beats, Red Deer, AB.
June 19th: Communitea Cafe, Canmore, AB
June 20th: Geomatic Attic, Lethbridge, AB
June 22nd: Hume Hotel, Nelson, BC
June 23rd: Kamloops Thrive Festival, Kamloops, BC
June 25th: Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, BC

Europe tour announced, New song in movie “Safe Haven”.

We have announced our entire spring tour in Europe, which includes shows in Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, England and Ireland! Check the SHOWS tab for a complete list of dates and details!

In other news, the band has recently released a single called “My Baby’s Got to Pay the Rent” as part of the soundtrack to the romantic thriller “Safe Haven”, which was directed by 3 time Oscar-nominee Lasse Hallstrom, and adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. You can purchase the song online HERE.

Holiday Merchandise sale, 20% off, Free live shows for download and streaming..

Happy Holidays everyone. We wanted to be able to give back to you for all that you have given us this year. We are having a merch sale over the next week, starting today. Everything is 20% off. Go to our site and use the following coupon code……

The necessary coupon code is HOLIDAY20

Also, don’t forget that you can download or stream the many live DDW shows for free on the Live Music Archive. Fans are always adding new ones so check back on the regular.  Click HERE.


Terrapin Crossroads, CFMA’s, Burke’s departure, Winter break.

Well we just finished up our last tour of the year in San Rafael at Terrapin Crossroads, where we had the esteemed pleasure of playing at the grand reopening of the Grate Room opening for Greenur (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti & Joe Russo) and got to play a few songs with Phil Lesh.  Needless to say, a bang-up finish to an exciting year of shows.

We were recently awarded Contemporary Album of the Year for The Place I Left Behind at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards in Saint John, NB.  We are honoured to be recognized with this award, and would like to thank our engineer for the album, Darren Van Niekirk, without whom, the album would not sound as good as it does.

Tonight we play our hometown show for the year at Amigos in Saskatoon, which marks not only the last show of 2012 for us, but also our last show with long-time guitarist and founding member Burke Barlow, who has decided to resign to pursue other ventures.  We are sad to see our dear friend go, but wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life.

The band will be laying low for the majority of the winter, but we will be getting back on the road in the spring.  Thanks everyone for a great year, see you in 2013!

DDW were presented Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in November.

DDW were presented Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in November.

Summer and Fall 2012

We’ve recently wrapped up a busy summer touring in Canada, USA, UK and Europe.We played at some amazing shows and festivals including Bonnaroo, Hillside Festival, Newport Folk Festival, End of the Road Festival, Americana Music Awards and many many more. Thanks to all our fans for coming out and supporting us.

We were recently awarded Roots Group/Duo Recording of the Year at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards, in Regina, SK. We also recieved nominations for Contemporary album and songwriter (Ryan Boldt) at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Our Fall Western Canada tour kicks off next week for 10 days across Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. Then we’ll be wrapping up the year with a short run of shows up the American West Coast beginning with a show opening for our friend Jackie Greene at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Check our Shows tab for details.

Festival season, Europe tour, AMA Nomination.

We are very honoured to be nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at this years Americana Music Awards, alongside Alabama Shakes, Dawes and Robert Ellis. The Awards ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept 12.

We have recently announced several more festivals and club show dates in Canada, US and Europe. Click the Shows tab for a full list of tour dates and see below for recently announced festival dates.

June 8, Bonnaroo. Manchester, TN
July 7, Salty Jam. Saint John, NB
July 11, Taste of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Aug 11, Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival. Vancouver, BC
Aug 24, Tønder Festival. Tønder, Denmark
Sept 7, Into the Great Wide Open. Vlieland, Netherlands
Oct 13, Austin City Limits Festival. Austin, TX

Southern USA tour kickoff! Spring and Summer update.

The Deep Dark Woods on the JUNOs red carpet, April 1st, 2012.

The Deep Dark Woods on the JUNOs red carpet, April 1st, 2012.

We’re back from our tour of the Midwest US and Ontario. There were some really great shows on the tour, so a big thank-you to all of you who came out to see us play. We had a great time taking part in some of the JUNO awards activities in Ottawa.
One of the biggest highlights was the sold-out show at the Great Hall in Toronto, where we had to great pleasure of playing with some friends Kendel Carson, Old Man Luedecke (who played an enchanting opening set), and The Good Lovelies. The entire set was recorded by Canada Live, CBC Radio 2, and we will post the airing date and where to stream it on demand, when it is all announced! Here are some photos from the night and what BlogTO thought of the show: BlogTO.

Next on the agenda is a 3 week run of shows and festivals that starts in North Carolina, goes west to Texas and all the way back. We’ll be taking part in Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Sunfest in West Palm Beach, FL; and Secret Stages in Birmingham, AL. Check our Tour Dates for a full list of shows and ticket info.

Last but not least, we’ve added the following to the list of festivals we’ll be taking part in this summer:

Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Dawson City Music Festival – Dawson City, YT
Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN/VA

More to come, so check back often!