The Doe Bay Sessions: Ravenna Woods
Ravenna Woods ::: photo by Abbey Simmons
The night they were hoping to arrive on Orcas Island, Ravenna Woods fell victim to the summer time San Juan ferry system. Waiting on standby for the last boat of the night, they were turned away from the dock after midnight to find a motel in Anacortes and return for the earliest morning ferry. The following afternoon, more than a few minutes apart, Chris, Brantley and Matt trickled down the trail for their Doe Bay Session, still waking up from the various quiet places in the shade they’d found to nap and forget about the main-land and lumpy motel pillows. Happily, Doe Bay has many places just for that.
Finally assembled and with the sleep wiped from their eyes, the threesome proceeded to beat on trees and kick up a furious dust cloud, their ooh-oh-oh’s echoing around the inlet. Like few other bands involved with this project, Ravenna Woods seem to be aware of the pulse and rhythms of nature, taking full advantage of the tree-verb and stump drums, making for one of our favorite filmings of the festival.
You can see Ravenna Woods this Saturday at 11pm at The Tractor Tavern as part of Reverb Fest.