Donna the Buffalo Debut New Video, Announce New Years Tour

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo are excited to release a music video for the song “Working On That” written by DtB co-founder Jeb Puryear for their new album Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Donna the Buffalo has been making socially conscious music for the last 25 years. Of this song, Puryear states, "There is a growing cross section of good people, crossing all lines of race, border, religion and economics that will triumph. Their triumph will have no loser, for the victory is peace."

Directed by Craig Aspen, of The Believers, “Working On  That” by Donna the Buffalo features world champion hoop dancer Moontee Sinquah and his sons Sampson and Scott and was filmed in Nashville, TN and Trumansburg, NY. Though the hoop dance is a story-telling dance, it serves more than an entertainment purpose. The hoops themselves (which are hand-made by the artists themselves out of thin piping and colorful tape and ribbons) symbolize the great circle of life, an important concept in most Native American traditions, and most earth-based religious traditions around the world. The hoop dance is also a dance of healing, and is believed to have originated with medicine men, who would pass the hoops over a patient to identify a disease, and then pass them over themselves to cure it. 

“Working On That” is their second video from, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday [Sugar Hill Records], which is the group’s 10th studio album and proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, with their signature sound of traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country in an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.  Donna the Buffalo is founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) along with David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums).

Donna The Buffalo on Tour:

Fri 11/29 - Jamestown, NY - Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion

Sat 11/30 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House

Thu 12/5 - Bayshore, NY - YMCA Boulton Center

Fri 12/6 - Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts

Sat 12/7 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street

Sun 12/8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino - Wolf Den

Thu 12/12 - Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine Café

Fri 12/13 - Wilmington, NC Ziggy's By The Sea

Sat 12/14 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's

Fri 12/20 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall

Sat 12/21 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater

Tue 12/31/13 - Tampa, FL - Skipper’s Smokehouse

Thu-Sat 1/2-4/14 - Key West, FL - The Green Parrot

Sun 1/5/14 - Deland, FL - Cafe Davinci

Tue 1/14/13 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend*

Wed 1/15/14 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm*

Fri 1/17/14 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater

Sat 1/18/14 -  Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel

Tue 1/21/14 - Englewood, NY - Bergen County Performing Arts Center*

Thu 1/2/14 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage*

Fri 1/24/14 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Park Street Saloon*

Sat 1/25/14 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall*

Thu-Sun 2/20-23 - Miami, Fl -  Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival

Sat-Sun 3/22-23 - Live Oak, FL - Suwannee Springfest

Thu 3/27 - Boulder, CO - eTown Hall

Fri 3/28 Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre

Sat 3/29 - Albuquerque, NM - South Broadway Cultural Center

Sun 3/30 - Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Thu-Fri 4/10-11- Driftwood, TX - Old Settlers Festival

Thu-Sun 4/17-20 - Silk Hope, NC - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival

Fri-Sun 4/25-27 - Wilkesboro, NC - MerleFest

Sat-Sun 7/5-6 - Sherman, NY - Great Blue Heron Music Festival      

Fri-Sat 7/11-12 - Harbour Springs, MI - Blissfest Festival Farm

Thu-Sun 7/17-20 - Trumansburg, NY - Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival

Sat 7/26 - Floyd, VA - FloydFest

*with Rusted Root