The Deep Dark Woods

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The Deep Dark Woods
Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods
Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods
Background information
OriginSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
GenresAlternative country, folk, folk rock
Years active2005-present
LabelsSix Shooter
Sugar Hill
Black Hen Music
WebsiteThe Deep Dark Woods
MembersRyan Boldt
Geoff Hilhorst
Evan Cheadle
Past membersBurke Barlow
Chris Mason
Lucas Goetz
Clayton Linthicum

The Deep Dark Woods are a Canadian alternative country band from Saskatoon, currently signed to Sugar Hill Records in the United States and Six Shooter Records in Canada.[1] First established in 2005, the band consisted of singer and guitarist Ryan Boldt, bass guitarist Chris Mason, guitarist Burke Barlow and drummer Lucas Goetz. Pianist and organist Geoff Hilhorst joined the group in 2009 after the release of their breakout album Winter Hours. Founding member Burke Barlow played guitar until 2012 when he left the group and was replaced by Clayton Linthicum. Founding Member Lucas Goetz left the group in late 2014, after which the band went on hiatus. In 2017 Chris Mason officially left the group.[2]

They have released five albums to date,[3] and contributed an original song, "Charlie's (Is Coming Down)", to CBC Radio 2's Great Canadian Song Quest in 2009.[2] Their fourth record, The Place I Left Behind, was released in Canada on Six Shooter Records in August 2011, and internationally on Sugar Hill Records on October 18, 2011. The band's fifth album, Jubilee was released on September 30, 2013 through Sugar Hill Records. The latest, Yarrow, was released on October 27, 2017.


  • The Deep Dark Woods (2006)
  • Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (2007)
  • Winter Hours (2009)
  • The Place I Left Behind (2011)
  • Jubilee (2013)
  • Yarrow (2017)


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