On the road with Ravenna Woods: Day 2

Photos and update by James Bailey

We awoke to a gray Boise sky. Idaho was the first stop in the series of states we’ll be visiting on this tour. Each one that we pass through will be a new sight for most of us.

The drive to the next town seemed to go by quickly. It was partially spent doing the usual road trip activities of reading and sleeping mixed in with staring out the window and singing along to our favorite songs.

We drove 20 miles off the interstate to get to the northern Utah town of  Logan. Arriving about an hour before load in at the venue, we decided a walk around the city center would be a nice way to spend the extra time on our hands.

At 7 o’clock the door to the wonderful little venue by the name of Why Sound was opened and we were lead into the club. The boys began to set up their instruments and do a sound check.

Ravenna woods had one of the biggest shows of their career just last week at Seattle’s Paramount theater. They opened up for the Colorado band, Devotchka, who by the end of the night was playing to an audience of two thousand people.

Two thousand just happens to be the population of Logan, a small college town where school unfortunately was on spring break. With most of the town’s young community away on vacation, the crowd inside Why Sound that night had a stark contrast to the band’s aforementioned show. The room contained less than 10 people. But even with a slightly discouraging turnout, they played with the same spirit and energy as any show I’d ever seen them do before.

After the set we had to get on the road to drive as far as possible that night. The next performance will be in Colorado Springs, just over a ten hour drive. We’ll be meeting up with The Moondoggies, Seattle darlings The Head and the Heart and Portland’s Kelli Schafer.

At a rest stop we stretched our legs and did some calisthenics to prepare for the long drive ahead.

Just before piling into our ride, it began to snow. Luckily for us, as we traveled at near lightspeed through the empty state of Wyoming, snow became nothing more than stars shooting by.

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4 Comments

  1. katie falrlow
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m so happy that you’re getting to do what you love! Have fun!!!

  2. Todd
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    The population of Logan reached over 50,000 in 2010.

  3. Christine Laschet
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Hope that you hit the big time - you obviously are having a really great time doing what you want to do. Good luck to you all. Might we see you one day in England?

  4. James Bailey
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Todd-
    Sorry for the wrong info. I was pretty sure the population sign when we came into town said 2,000.

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