Published Jul 30, 2012Closing out the Island Stage on what turned out to be a rainy first night of the festival, Saskatoon alt-country favourites the Deep Dark Woods brought their rootsy music to an already won-over audience. Fitting right in with the festival crowd a plaid shirt and beard, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Boldt led the band through a warm-sounding set, despite the group's tendency to deliver a gloomier side of folk music. Competing schedule-wise with a Main Stage headlining set from Arkells, the Deep Dark Woods provided a gorgeous, if mellow, alternative and sent onlookers off into the night ready for a second day of Hillside.
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