The Deep Dark Woods are a Canadian alternative country band from Saskatoon, first established in 2005, the band consists of singer and guitarist Ryan Boldt, guitarist Burke Barlow, bass guitarist Chris Mason, organist and pianist Geoff Hilhorst and drummer Lucas Goetz.
They have released four albums to date, and deliver beautiful alt-country in the same vein as Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo and Guy Clark. The album sits on a nice production and the songs and performance is solid but still beautiful and "naked" in their way of being. "Mary's Gone" is a song that soundwise could have been on "Wrecking Ball" with Emmylou Harris and "Never Prove False" sounds like a really good Son Volt-sort of tune. Good work.
Anberlin band member Stephen Christian has offered the explanations that he planned naming his first daughter Anberlin and that the name was a modification of the phrase "and Berlin" from a list of cities Christian wanted to visit. The one story that Christian asserts is true, however, is that he heard the word in the background noise of the Radiohead song "Everything in Its Right Place".