The presence of Ryan Boldt in the producer’s chair for He Once Was A Good Man, the debut full-length album from Gunner and Smith, caught our attention, as he’s the mainman of ace folk-rockers Deep Dark Woods. Fans of that band will find plenty to value here, as G and S have a similar penchant for melancholy and moodily atmospheric material (all the songs are written by singer Geoffrey Smith). Gunner and Smith began as a solo project for Smith, but after two previous EPs, they’ve solidified as a full and rich-sounding band. They recently showcased at Folk Alliance and are now on a western tour. Go here for dates.