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Kacy & Clayton with special guest The Deep Dark Woods, plus Spokane favorite Dario Ré, live at the Big Dipper, Tuesday, November 13th. Kacy & Clayton are amazing Folk musicians from Canada. $8 All Ages. Bar for 21+ Tickets on sale at kyrs.org
Sponsored by SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) and The Spokane Fall Folk Festival.
On tour opening for The Decemberists! Kacy & Clayton’s new album was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded at the band’s Chicago studio (The Loft), by Tom Schick, The Siren’s Song follows Kacy & Clayton’s 2016 record Strange Country. It’s the first album on which Anderson and duo partner Clayton Linthicum — second cousins who grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada — have incorporated electric full-band arrangements; they’re joined for the project by drummer / percussionist Mike Silverman and bassist Shuyler Jansen.
The Deep Dark Woods: Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers’ graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.
The Deep Dark Woods’ newest album 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. In Yarrow, the Deep Dark Woods are reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt, and accompanied by the same band that crafted prairie psychedelics and a “loose grungy folk sound” (Paste) for flannelites. For nearly ten years they 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.
Now wrest out of the woods, their outlook is decidedly more macabre, tapping into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time. With Appalachian soil under his fingernails, Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison.
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 there’s a darker, stranger tenor that sides with those modern mystics whose music exists in the creepier, freakier corners of existence.
The Deep Dark Woods’ “Yarrow” was released on Six Shooter Records on October 27, 2017.
Dario Ré released his debut album, Aspen Artichoke, with an ensemble last year launching him and his collaborators into a consistent regional tour. A Spokane born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he uses his impassioned poetics to blend indie folk into a french gipsy fusion. He will be joined by Andie Daisley on vocals and Michael Starry on upright bass.