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!

Springtime updates: More tours, festivals, awards..

We’ve got some exciting plans for the Spring and Summer and thought we’d give you an update.

In less than a week we’ll be embarking on a quick tour through the US Midwest (Minneapolis, Chicago, Toledo, Goshen, Pontiac, Cleveland & Columbus) and Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Burnstown, Toronto, London & Hamilton) with just enough time to stop at the Juno awards where we will be up for Traditional/Roots Album of the Year! We’ve also just announced that we’ll be taking part in JUNOfest which takes place at venues around Ottawa. Our showcase is at The Live Lounge on Saturday March 31st at midnight.

Speaking of awards, there is only one week left to vote for the Sirius XM Indie Awards. If you’d like to help us win, click HERE and vote in the FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR category. Thanks! The awards will be given out on March 24th.

We have also announced a run of dates in the Southern US for April and May which surround 3 festivals we’ll be playing at. Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Sunfest in West Palm Beach, FL; and Secret Stages in Birmingham, AL. Other shows will be in North & South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia. Click HERE for a full list of tour dates. Hope to see you there.

Last but not least, we have announced a couple other festivals that we’ll be appearing at this summer:
Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI & End of the Road Festival in North Dorset, UK.

More shows and festivals in Canada, USA, UK and Europe to be announced in the coming weeks months, so check back again soon!

Sirius XM INDIE Awards Nomination

We’ve been nominated for a Sirius XM INDIE Award, in the category of “FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR”! This winner of these awards are chosen, in part, by the fans, and you can help us win by voting HERE!

The awards ceremony will be held in Toronto on March 24th at the legendary Canadian Ballroom of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and will be broadcast live to air on Sirius XM Satellite radio. More details HERE.

JUNO nomination! FREE live at The Ram’s Head download!

We’re proud and honoured to announce that our self-produced album “The Place I Left Behind” has been nominated for Roots and Traditional Group Album of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards, to be held in Ottawa, ON. Congratulations to all our fellow nominees and thanks to all of our supporters and fans!

To celebrate the occasion, we’re giving away another FREE show from the last tour! This show took place in Annapolis, MD at the Ram’s Head on January 31st, 2012. Click HERE to download. Tracklisting is below.

1. The Banks of the Leopold Canal
2. Sugar Mama
3. Westside Street
4. Back Alley Blues
5. The Place I Left Behind
6. Two Time Loser
7. The Sun Never Shines

Ontario tour, April 2012

We’re making our way back to Ontario and hitting a few cities we haven’t been to in quite some time like Peterborough and Kingston! Click the SHOWS tab to view the tour dates and details.

(Don’t forget to download the free live show downloads below!)

Free download #2. DDW Live at Union Transfer

Some of you may have heard about a recording at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA that we provided to you for free download. We hope you enjoyed it.
Now, here is our second offering from this same tour. This show was recorded at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA on January 25th, 2012.
Click HERE to download for FREE!

Here is the complete setlist from this show:
1. The Banks of the Leopold Canal
2. Glory, Hallelujah
3. Back Alley Blues
4. Sugar Mama
5. Peggy-O
6. River In The Pines
7. Two Time Loser

Free download of DDW live at The Birchmere

Click HERE for a FREE download of our January 19th, 2012 show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. There will be more live shows posted from this tour in the coming weeks.

1. The Banks of the Leopold Canal
2. Glory, Hallelujah
3. Back Alley Blues
4. The Place I Left Behind
5. Trouble In Mind
6. As I Roved Out
7. Hang Me, Oh Hang Me
8. All the Money I Had Is Gone

Europe Tour, Radio and Recap

Happy New Year everyone!
We have some exciting news. We are finally making our first trip across the pond to do some touring in the UK and Netherlands. We’re really excited to finally get the chance to play live for some of you folks that have been supporting us for years. If we are not playing in your city/country, fear not, we plan to be back soon and we’ll do our best to fill in the gaps. Check on our tour dates for more details. More dates are being added too.

Last year was a very exciting year for us and we’re really looking forward to playing a lot in 2012 in as many places as possible. Make sure to keep a close eye on our tour dates, we will be posting more all the time.

Also a big thank you to all the blogs, magazines and radio stations are supporting the new album. We landed spots in a lot of “best of” lists for 2011. We came in at #1 most played album in the folk/roots/blues category on college/non-commercial radio in Canada and #21 overall (Earshot!)! In the US “The Place I Left Behind” is still sitting in the top 20 most played albums on Americana radio after several weeks!

Last but not least, if you live near the East Coast of the US between Boston and Raleigh, check our tour dates to see if we’re playing near you. The tour starts next week!

US East Coast Tour

We just recently completed a tour of the North American West coast. We had some excellent shows, and exciting times! Thank-you to everyone who came out to support and listen.
For now we’re taking a rest and spending some time at home with our families, before we head out again on the road in January.
Once again we’re joining Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen on a string of shows, this time up the US East coast from North Carolina to Connecticut. Visit the Shows section of our website to see a full listing of the concerts and ticket info.
Also, make sure to visit our Youtube Channel, we’re always adding new videos.
Merry Christmas all!

Biltmore Cabaret, Nov 25th, 2011

Biltmore Cabaret, Nov 25th, 2011. Credit: Skot Nelson, No Depression.