Donna The Buffalo On Tour With New Album


Submitted by -Dreamspider Pu… Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:55 am

More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will debut their first studio album in five years, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, on June 18 via Sugar Hill Records. The follow up to 2008’s acclaimed Silverlined, which reached the Top 10 on the Americana charts, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday—the group’s 10th studio album—proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, their signature sound—traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country—an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.In creating the new album, founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard)—joined by band members David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums)—convened in a rustic church in Enfield, New York, along with co-producer and fellow upstate New Yorker, Robert Hunter (Branford Marsalis). The building overflowed with vibe, and the music poured out as the group recorded take after live take to old-school analog tape, with as few overdubs as possible. What resulted are the 14 organic and authentic tracks that make up Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday.“We tried to do the record and keep in tact the things people love about us,” says Puryear. “We’re really excited to start sharing Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,” adds Nevins, “because making this record was a very personal process that was also a lot of fun.”The album will be worked at Americana and AAA radio this spring and summer, with the emphasis track being “I See How You Are,” a tune penned by Nevins. In addition, the band will be touring heavily throughout the remainder of the year to promote Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Festival dates include MerleFest, The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, Nashville’s Dancin’ In the District, Strangecreek Music Festival, Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, The Great Blue Heron Festival, Red Ants Pants Festival, Targhee Bluegrass Fest, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and MagnoliaFest, among many others.Donna the Buffalo on TourThu 5/16 Edinboro, PA - Edinboro Art & Music FestivalFri 5/17 Syracuse, NY - Wescott TheaterSat 5/18 Monroeville, NJ - Camp Jam in the PinesSun 5/19 New York, NY - City WinerySun 5/26 Greenfield, MA - Strangecreek Music FestivalThu 6/13 Nashville, TN - Nashville Dancin' - Riverfront ParkFri 6/14 Raleigh, NC - Southland BallroomSat 6/15 Tryon, NC - Blue Ridge BBQ and Music FestivalThu 6/20 Natick, MA - Natick Center for the ArtsFri 6/21 Naples, NY - Inspire WinerySat 6/22 Woodstock, NY - Bearsville TheaterSat-Sun 7/5-7/7 Sherman, NY - The Great Blue Heron FestivalFri 7/12 Rochester, NY - Rochester Public Market’s Bands on the BricksSat 7/13 Shirley, MA - The Bull Run Concert SeriesSun 7/14 Norfolk, CT - Infinity HallThu-Sun 7/18-21 Trumansburg, NY - Finger Lakes GrassRoots FestivalFri 7/26 White Sulphur Springs, MT - Red Ants PantsSat 7/27 Spokane, WA - The CenterSun 7/28 Seattle, WA - The TractorMon 7/29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir LoungeTue 7/30 Eugene, OR - WOW HallThu 8/1 Los Angeles - The MintFri 8/2 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and HarrietsSat 8/3 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music HallSun 8/4 Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's AlleyMon 8/5 Chico, CA - The Big Room @ The Sierra NevadaThu 8/8 Park City, UT - Newpark Town CenterFri 8/9 Denver, CO - Oriental TheatreSat 8/10 Alta, WY - Targhee Bluegrass Fest at Grand TargheeSat 8/31 Friendsville, PA - The Choconut InnTue 9/3 Bijou Theater - Knoxville, TNSat 9/14 Floyd VA - Chateau MossisetteSun 9/15 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head TavernSat-Sun 10/19-20 Live Oak, FL - MagnoliaFest