Gentlemen of

the woods

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about the band

Gentlemen of the Woods is a five-man band from Ottawa, Ontario. They bring music from the hinterlands, where Americana sounds cross with Canadian folk tales. They write catchy songs with an old-timey feel and play them with heart, wit, and a deep sense of history.

On This Great Unknown, their second album, the band reflects on themes of middle-age regret and optimism. Produced by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studios, the album is 11 songs about bad choices and better days ahead, performed with all the bands trademarks: memorable melodies, banjo clatter, rootsy rhythms, swaggering lead guitar, and soaring harmonies.

Airplay includes CBC Radio, SiriusXM, CKCU, CHUO and a variety of online radio stations.

Kind words

“I love it when musical talent, passion and people having a good time come together…..that’s Gentlemen of the Woods and what our fans saw when they kicked off our 105th Grey Cup Festival in Ottawa.” - Mark Goudie (COO/CFO Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group)

"Great charismatic band with a feel for crowd pleasing songs" - Dave Draves (Little Bullhorn Studios) 

"Sounds like Ottawa is kinda getting its very own Elliott Brood! I mean that in a positive way..." - Michael Banovsky (via twitter) after hearing Eye of the Hurricane on Spotify

"If you haven't already, go check out @GOTWband on spotify and iTunes and anywhere else. Great tunes. Amazing folk sensibilities. Catchy melodies. Sweet plucky gold." - Matty McKechnie (Graven)

 

THe Band

Mario Carlucci - Drums
Geoff Cass - Guitar, Harmonica, Lead and Backing Vocals
Chris DaSilva - Guitar, Mandolin
Ryan Davies - Bass, Backing Vocals

Doug Taylor - Banjo, Lead and Backing Vocals


 

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This Great Unknown

by Gentlemen of the Woods

This Great Unknown, our second album, the band reflects on themes of middle-age regret and optimism. Produced by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studios, the album is 11 songs about bad choices and better days ahead, performed with all the bands trademarks: memorable melodies, banjo clatter, rootsy rhythms, swaggering lead guitar, and soaring harmonies.

Shows

 

2017

February 12, Irene’s with The Mayhemingways , Ottawa

March 23, Pressed with Chelsea Imogen, Ottawa

June 29, Cafe 1870, Wakefield

May 25, The Garnet, Peterborough

May 27, Whitevale Spring Festival, Whitevale

May 28, The Point, Lakefield

June 28, the Main Event, Ottawa

September 16, CityFolk’s Marvest, Ottawa

October 6, Live on Elgin Album Launch - SOLD OUT, Ottawa

November 22, Aberdeen Pavilion, Grey Cup Season Ticket Holder Party with Amanda Rheaume and more, Ottawa

2018

Jan 12 - Irene’s with the Mayhemingways, Ottawa

Feb 10, Canadian Legion, fundraiser

May 25 - Cameron House, Toronto

May 26, Whitevale Spring Festival, Whitevale

May 27 - The Point, Lakefield

April 28, Irene’s with Graven and Brooklyn Doran, Ottawa

July 1, Dominion Day with Jim Bryson, For Esmé, Amanda Rheaume, Ottawa

August 25, 19th Annual Silo Party, Osgoode

September 15, CityFolk’s Marvest, Ottawa

September 28, Batstone’s Northern Ramble with Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Renfrew

October 14, Old Ottawa South Fall Festival, Ottawa

2019

Jan 19 - Irene’s with Cousin John

March * -Kafé 1870 with Steve Stacey and the Stump Splitters

May 25 - Album Launch Party at Overflow Brewing Company with Vicki Brittle

June 1 - Priorpalooza, Arnprior

June 2 - Art on the Waterfront, Chesterville ON, with Uncle Sean

June 29 - Beyond the Pale Launchpad Music Festival with Jim Bryson

June 30 - Arnprior Concert in the Park

September 18 - The 27 Club, Ottawa with CW Stoneking

Live Radio Appearances

SiriusXM - May 26, Canada Now with Jeff Sammut

CKCU - April 4, 2018, live in studio, Friends with Benefits

CKCU April 25, 2018 Live in Studio, Both Kinds of Music

CKCU June 16, 2018 Live in Studio, Canadian Spaces

CKCU September 4, Live in Studio, Friends with Benefits



 

in the news

 
 
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Top Plays July 2019

 
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Patrice’s Pick

 
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folkcetera Podcast

Schemes and Fools Gold featured on the July 11, 2019 episode.

Videos

Gentlemen of the Woods first single off This Great Unknown is a classic train song where your troubles travel just as fast as you do.
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