Built to Spill, they of long jams, wide-eyed lyrics and childhood wonder, have announced a show at an 80-year old amphitheater in the middle of a redwood forest on the Russian River.
Log benches? Check. Native fern? Check. A hike on burl-laden trails to get there? Yes indeed. Basically, this is the ultimate setting to see Built to Spill. See photos of the amphitheater here.
The venue's proper title is the Redwood Amphitheater at Armstrong Woods State Park in Guerneville, an outdoor WPA-built theater near the Parson Jones Tree, a redwood tree approximately 1,300 years old. The amphitheater rarely hosts concerts, short of an annual bluegrass and folk concert to benefit the local Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods nonprofit. The Sept. 16 concert, presented by Noise Pop, also benefits the Stewards as well as Save the Redwoods League.
Think of it as the Russian River's answer to the Henry Miller Library concerts at Big Sur. Tickets for the Sept. 16 show are $40–$75, probably won't last long, and are on sale here.