Deep Dark River /  Clarington, Canada Folk, Blues, Soul

Deep Dark River

Clarington, Canada Folk, Blues, Soul
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Folk, blues and soul from the deep dark Canadian cold.

Latest Win:

Released first single 'The Golden Bough' on Mar 09, 2018.   Source

Folk, blues and soul from the deep dark Canadian cold.

Latest Win:

Released first single 'The Golden Bough' on Mar 09, 2018.   Source

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DEEP DARK RIVER - The Golden Bough [official video]

Here is the new video for the new Deep Dark River single. It is called 'The Golden Bough'. The song has been the most organic and charged song I've ever written. It talks about the very real issues we are facing in 2018 in the wake of yet another avoidable tragedy. Echoing a sentiment of a contemporary of mine: John Lennon. The man preached universal love and unity for people of all walks of life, only to have his own life taken one December night by a man armed with a firearm. How many more people have to lose their lives, how many families will have to put their loved ones into the ground before this crushing reality begins to even create a whisper of change? How long will it be before we realize that we are alone in an incalculably vast darkness; that we only have each other and the other sentient creatures on this planet for warmth and company. The Golden Bough is about stripping away all the petty differences we visualize over our appearances, geographies and beliefs. To brace ourselves for the storm, we need to stand beside each other and remove the crowns we have fashioned for ourselves and for one another; to see what we truly are.

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Bio

Deep Dark River combines all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.

Born in Toronto in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with an often tumultuous childhood. Often overhearing his mother - who is a trained operatic soprano - rehearsing in the kitchen, his love and understanding of music as well as harmony blossomed at an early age. Mornings and evenings were soon spent banging away on an old Dominion upright piano - made in the town he now resides - often to the displeasure of those around him.

Within a voice that soothes like a dewy spring morning tumbles enough grit and command to trigger a rockslide. Effortlessly soaring above a soulful, melodious grind, his lyrics reflect several lifetimes’ worth of triumph, defeat, love, woe and many allusions of where his travels in life have borne him. Over a decade of touring and recording experience in metal bands has honed Morgan into a formidable factotum of his pursuits.

During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist.

While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. After months of creating cover songs and music videos for some of his oldest favourite songs, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released in March of 2018. Morgan began performing live and also toured to the Canadian east coast to promote the single.

As the Winter of 2018 thawed into Spring, the final touches were made on the debut, self-titled record. Comprised of 14 original tracks, the decision on the final track listing was a difficult one - Morgan had written and rewritten over 50 songs for this effort alone.

With a new album and tour dates booked across North America over the remainder of 2018, if you haven’t heard of Deep Dark River - you soon will.

Members

Vocals/ Guitar/ Bass/ Piano/ Compositions

Wins   Key

Mar 09, 2018 Released first single 'The Golden Bough'
You may know Morgan Rider, a talented musician and songwriter in Bowmanville, Ontario, through his work with Toronto-based death metal/black metal group, Vesperia, but he's also a solo artist with a doomy folk project by the name of Deep Dark River. With previous samples of his music available on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes, we’re pleased to now debut the brand new single titled “The Golden Bough”. A mixture of blues, folk, classical and even doom, Deep Dark River’s sound is both uplifting and melancholic; perfect for a rainy day, or campfire. Rider commented on the new single saying: “The song has been the most organic and charged song I’ve ever written. It talks about the very real issues we are facing in 2018 in the wake of yet another avoidable tragedy. Echoing a sentiment of a contemporary of mine: John Lennon. The man preached universal love and unity for people of all walks of life, only to have his own life taken one December night by a man armed with a firearm. How many more people have to lose their lives, how many families will have to put their loved ones into the ground before this crushing reality begins to even create a whisper of change? How long will it be before we realize that we are alone in an incalculably vast darkness; that we only have each other and the other sentient creatures on this planet for warmth and company. The Golden Bough is about stripping away all the petty differences we visualize over our appearances, geographies and beliefs. To brace ourselves for the storm, we need to stand beside each other and remove the crowns we have fashioned for ourselves and for one another; to see what we truly are.” Source

Contact

Vocals, guitars, additional instruments, engineering, booking and management
Morgan Rider
9052594654
9054341612
902 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa On L1G 4W2

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Mar 17, 2018 The Beer Drum Oshawa, ON Performance   Details
Jun 23, 2018 General Pub & Grill Whitby, ON Performance   Details
Jul 07, 2018 765 Old East Bar & Grill London, ON Performance   Details
Jul 12, 2018 Town Brewery Whitby, ON Performance   Details
Jul 29, 2018 5 Paddles Brewing Co. Whitby, ON Performance   Details
Aug 03, 2018 Copperworks Brew Pub Oshawa, ON Performance   Details
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