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The Deep Dark Woods (Evan Cheadle, Ryan Boldt and Geoff Hilhorst)
Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods

Press

“often compared to other Canadian artists like The Band, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young, The Deep Dark Woods have worked hard to create a loose, grungy folk sound that—for all its references to the past—is increasingly their own.”

Paste • 03/2013

“For years, haunting ballads and rousing stompers that sound like they’ve been pulled from the darkest depths of history have been the bread and butter for Saskatchewan quintet Deep Dark Woods.”

Vice Noisey • 11/2014

“…an invigorating new restoration that finds them sounding more patient, intricate and contemplative than they’ve ever been… a single listen is enough to create a spellbinding experience. 9/10”

Exclaim! • 08/2015

“Perhaps finding inspiration in the dark, moody delivery of groups like the Handsome Family and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, with Yarrow the Deep Dark Woods have released the closest thing Canada has to a fully fleshed-out Southern gothic fable.”

Exclaim! • 10/2017


Awards & Nominations

— 2019 —
Nominated

Juno Awards
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

For the album Yarrow.


— 2018 —
Nominated

Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards
Roots Duo/Group of the Year


— 2015 —
Nominated

Juno Awards
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year - Group

For the album Jubilee.


— 2012 —
Winner

Canadian Folk Music Awards
Contemporary Album of the Year

For the album The Place I Left Behind.


— 2012 —
Winner

Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards
Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year

For the album The Place I Left Behind.


— 2012 —
Nominated

Juno Awards
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year - Group

For the album The Place I Left Behind.


— 2012 —
Nominated

Americana Music Awards
Emerging Artist of the Year


— 2009 —
Winner

Canadian Folk Music Awards
Ensemble of the Year

For the album Winter Hours.