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

Deep Dark River

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

Latest Win:

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

Doomy 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 - Coming soon!

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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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Born in Toronto in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist, Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with a tumultuous childhood at home.

Often overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – rehearsing in the kitchen, his love of music and his understanding of it began to blossom at an early age. His 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.

Despite his ever changing family and residential climates, music remained an integral component to his maturity. In high school he would often skip class to sit in the woods to play guitar. It would also not be uncommon to see him braving a snowstorm with his guitar across his back to walk several kilometres to guitar lessons.

It is not hard to imagine that his main priority remained with music after high school, while most of his peers went on to office and factory jobs or the trades. As his freedom expanded, so too did his ambitions.

As Morgan cast his net further, he began to perform shows further distances away which began to create a small audience of peers and fans. He also began to book small shows and tours for local and out of town bands. It was not long before he was accommodating international artists.

With his expanding resources, knowledge and contacts, he began to tour his music domestically – often spending weeks or months in an old van – branching from coast to coast across Canada. In summer of 2011, Morgan was called upon by his longtime friend David Gold – who was the main songwriter and visionary of the band Woods of Ypres – to contribute his talents to Woods of Ypres for some live shows in the UK that winter. Being one of Morgan’s favourite bands, this was a sound decision for him. Unfortunately, it would not come to pass, as David died tragically months later.

Between 2012 and 2013, Morgan played his first international shows in the U.S.A. with SIG:AR:TYR and at Wacken Open Air in Germany with Crimson Shadows. Crimson Shadows

Since 2012, Morgan has performed, recorded and toured across North America, performing hundreds of gigs with a variety of heavy metal groups such as Vesperia, Crimson Shadows, SIG:AR:TYR and Woechanter. He also is the sole writer, engineer and visionary for his solo blues/ folk project, Deep Dark River.

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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