The Deep Dark Woods at Bunk Bar – Tickets – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR – February 2nd, 2018

The Deep Dark Woods at Bunk Bar

Canadian storytelling Americana group with folk and psychedelic influences and new LP, ‘Yarrow’

The Deep Dark Woods at Bunk Bar

Jacob Miller

Fri, February 2, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

The Deep Dark Woods
The Deep Dark Woods
Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of The Deep Dark Woods’ new album Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers’ graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.

In Yarrow, there’s a juicy unease to frontman Boldt’s presence, as if a new door has opened to let loose the weirdness. In place of the freewheelin’ jammy vibe of previous efforts, the new album has a darker, stranger tenor. “Fallen Leaves,” a song that captures the stinging salinity of loss and the grimy, scuzzed-up “Drifting On A Summer’s Night,” occupy creepier, spookier corners of the folk world. “The Birds Will Stop Their Singing” and “Teardrops Fell” are slow-burning eulogies that demonstrate the potency of Boldt’s distinctly mournful vocals.

Yarrow was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. After a five-year hiatus and band reconfiguration, Yarrow is The Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt. Produced by Shuyler Jansen and Ryan Boldt, the new album also features touring companions Kacy & Clayton.

Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison. Since 2012’s Jubilee, Boldt’s outlook has become decidedly more macabre. In these new songs, he taps into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time.

The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia.
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller has been playing music full time for over a decade.
Having spent the last 6 years of that with the Bridge City Crooners - Miller now focuses his efforts to pursue his solo music.

A Wisconsin native, Miller moved to Portland the summer of 2009 via Amtrak with a suitcase and a Fender Jaguar. Just a year later - he left the city to travel North America to study and perform music, and working on various farms and ranches between travels.

One solo record and near 2 years later, Miller returned to the Pacific Northwest to form and pursue Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners. After touring heavily and releasing 4 studio albums, Jacob and the Crooners disbanded the summer of 2017.

With a combined taste of folk/indie/pop, and the roots of American traditional music - Miller crafts a sound unique to his abilities and style.