Deep Dark Woods

Deep Dark Woods

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 tight-knit members of The Deep Dark Woods are old friends and trusted collaborators. Lead singer Ryan Boldt writes most of the lyrics, but songwriting credits on Jubilee are also shared with Chris Mason, Lucas Goetz, former bandmate Burke Barlow and new addition Clayton Linthicum. The band recorded Jubilee mostly live to tape, which allowed for a collective and often spontaneous approach to songcraft. Lyrically, Jubilee shows artistic growth and finesse, and the new album features some of band’s finest songs yet.

Fond of and adept at improvisation and experimentation on stage, The Deep Dark Woods have cultivated a moveable scene of like-minded artists. The desire to translate the intuitive aspects of their live performances to a record led them to producer Jonathan Wilson. As patron saint of the present-day Laurel Canyon folk revival, which breathes new life into California’s richly experimental musical history, Wilson is a going concern in the woozy world of neopsychedelic breakout acts, most notably as producer of Father John Misty’s 2012 success Fear Fun. “His involvement with some musicians who have had an influence on us also tipped us off that maybe this was the right guy. They had a vast knowledge of the equipment and techniques that were used to make some of our favourite records,” Goetz says of the choice to work with Wilson and engineer Bryce Gonzales, who both joined the band during the two-week cabin recording experience.

The Deep Dark Woods have appeared at numerous high-profile festivals and stages, including Newport Folk Fest, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and at Terrapin Crossroads in San Francisco, where they were joined by jam-band legend Phil Lesh. The band has made a fan of influential BBC roots guru Bob Harris, and recently made their silver screen debut in “Save Haven,” the newest Nicholas Sparks blockbuster.

Crow Moses (formerly Musikanto)

MUSIKANTO walks the line between Indie-Blues and Urban Americana, while borrowing elements of Experimental Folk and broken-down Orchestral music. The Chicago songwriter grew up listening to his father's obscure folk and roots rock records and the music of Fraser and Debolt and Jerry Hahn. With a propensity toward heartbreaking ballads and melodic melodrama, MUSIKANTO's songs survive the bite of a Chicago Winter and the soul of a Midwestern bon-fire. MUSIKANTO carries the lyrical weight of folks like Van Morrison and Elliott Smith and the driving tone of Ray Lamontagne and Amos Lee. His narratives rattle
the core of the human spirit leaving you feeling like an outsider who witnessed something very real.

After years of touring and writing, Musikanto set out to record his best record to date. He made countless late-night drives from Chicago to Milwaukee and back to record the new songs at a friend’s home studio. During the drives, he listened to the songs develop their personalities, re-writing lyrics and adding instrumentation he heard in his head as he drove.

MUSIKANTO has shared the stage with: Alejandro Escovedo, Jesse Malin, AA Bondy, Mason Jennings, James McMurtry, Dan Bern, The Handsome Family, Cory Chisel, The Gourds, Jason Isbell and Michael McDermott.

Edmund Wayne

From a childhood spent raised on a farm in Snohomish WA;
Edmund Wayne emerges to share personal melodies, telling his tales of life after just 26 years.

Hailing from the Palouse based band: Buffalo Death Beam,
Edmund Wayne is a solo project created by Curt Krause.
Using the names of his Grandfathers, he moves forward finding comfort and familiarity in the relics of his past & the uncharted future. Edmund Wayne has pushed his sound and lyricism to a greater level of noted individuality. Integrating hooks and folk roots with matters of the heart, human nature and the simple, pure celebration of life.

Hitting the open road in his VW Van, Edmund Wayne not only
making loyal fans along the way; but honest and lasting
relationships. A credit to his character, he will leave you not
only craving a second soulful tune; but also another round of
brew & easy conversation with Edmund himself.

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Deep Dark Woods with Crow Moses (formerly Musikanto), Edmund Wayne

Saturday, December 14 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Hi-Dive

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