By Mike Dunn
CALGARY — With the release of his 2015 solo debut, “Broadside Ballads”, Deep Dark Woods vocalist/guitarist Ryan Boldt began a new chapter in his prolific career, touring last year with emerging Saskatchewan folk duo Kacy & Clayton through last winter, and heading south of the border with Whitehorse in the spring. While joining up with old friends as a new band called Yarrow for parts of the past year, including Old Reliable stalwarts Shuyler Jansen and Mike Silverman, on his current tour through B.C. and Alberta supporting Birds Of Chicago, he’ll be joined by a single accompanist, Victoria-based Evan Cheadle on guitar. Boldt says he welcomes the change of playing without a band. “I like it equally. It’s a lot more comfortable for me to play solo, depending on the show, sometimes I really prefer it,” Boldt says.
Boldt is currently preparing a new release for early 2017, and is settling in for life after Deep Dark Woods, currently on indefinite hiatus. “We don’t really have any plans for the Woods. Some of us don’t really want to do it as much as others,” he concludes, “and I’ve got this new record ready to go, so it’ll be coming out on Six Shooter [Records] in the New Year.”
Ryan Boldt is on the road supporting Birds Of Chicago’s Western Canadian tour, appearing Tuesday, October 18th at Festival Hall in Calgary.AB, Alberta, Birds Of Chicago, Deep Dark Woods, Evan Cheadle, Festival Hall, Ryan Boldt