Donna the Buffalo’s old school purple tour bus was well known to The Herd across the country. After over a decade of service and after delivering the band safely to thousands of gigs, they decided it is time to retire their beloved purple Eagle tour bus and they just successfully funded a new tour bus through GoFundMe raising over $85,000 in just a few weeks!
Being on the road since 1989, the band spends nearly half the year on the bus and they put 1 million miles on the original engine traveling from coast to coast; from their home in Trumansburg on down to Suwannee, from MerleFest to Mcdowell Mountain, from Blue Heron to Grand Targhee, and every fine venue in between. Over mountains, through valleys, across plains, and desert, their bus enables Donna the Buffalo to share their music with you all. “We thank you all for your continued support, love, and friendship. It means the world to us. We can't do this without you and we can't thank you enough. Peace and Love Always,” says Donna the Buffalo.
With their new bus equipped for the road, they are about to embark on winter tour and also have announced a handful of shows in the spring. They will celebrate the New Year’s with a run of shows in Florida before heading up to Atlanta (with Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers who also performs at the show in Ponte Vedra) and then loop their way through the Southeast through Charleston, Columbia, Saxapahaw, and Asheville.
In mid-January they travel to Jamaica for Dark Star Orchestra’s Jam In The Sand at Jewel Paradise Cove Resort with Los Lobos. They close out the month returning to New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut before looping back down through Charlottesville and Charlotte. Rising singer-songwriter Bess Greenberg will join them for a handful of shows in the north mid-February. DtB returns to Florida for the end of the month for shows in Stuart and Orlando as they head down to Virginia Key for GrassRoots Live.
Donna the Buffalo will embark the Sounds of the Sea Cruise with Max Creek and Adam Ezra Group at the end of March and a handful of May shows have been announced in the midwest. Stay tuned for more tour dates.
Known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for over 25 years, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.
Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet & piano), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). “It's been really fun with this lineup,” Puryear says. “You get to the point where you're playing on a really high level, things are clicking and it's like turning on the key to a really good car. It just goes.”
Donna the Buffalo On Tour
12/29 Thu - Ponte Verdra Concert Hall - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *w/ Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band
12/30 Fri - Skipper’s Smokehouse - Tampa, FL *w/ Verlon Thompson
12/31 Sat - Skipper’s Smokehouse - Tampa, FL *w/ Ralph Roddenberry
1/1 Sun - The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL
1/3 Tue - City Winery - Atlanta, GA *w/ Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band
1/4 Wed - Pour House - Charleston, SC
1/5 Thu - New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
1/6 Fri - Haw River Ballroom - Saxapahaw, NC
1/7 Sat - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
1/19-22/17 Thu-Sun - Jam In The Sand at Jewel Paradise Cove Resort - Runaway Bay, Jamaica
* w/ Dark Star Orchestra, Los Lobos
1/27 Fri - Towne Crier Cafe - Beacon, NY
1/28 Sat - The Mauch Chunk Opera House - Jim Thorpe, PA
1/29 Sun - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
2/2 Thu - The Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
2/3 Fri - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
2/4 Sat - Neighborhood Theater - Charlotte, NC
2/8 Wed - The Waterhole - Saranac Lake, NY *w/ Bess Greenberg
2/9 Thu - Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo NY *w/ Bess Greenberg
2/10 Fri - G.A.R. Hall - Peninsula, OH *w/ Bess Greenberg
2/11 Sat - The Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA *w/ Bess Greenberg
2/24 Fri - Terra Fermata - Stuart, FL
2/25 Sat - The Social - Orlando, FL
2/26 Grassroots Live - Virginia Key, Florida
3/25-4/1 Sat-Sat - Sounds of the Sea Cruise *w/ Max Creek, Adam Ezra Group
5/4-7 Thu-Sun - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Silk Hope, NC
5/12 Fri - Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA
5/13 Sat - City Winery - New York, NY
5/18 Thu - Edinboro Music & Arts Fest - Edinboro, PA
5/19 Fri - City Winery - Chicago, IL
5/20 Sat - Bell’s Eccentric Cafe - Kalamazoo, MI
5/21 Sun - Edinboro Music & Arts Fest - Edinboro, PA