Donna The Buffalo's 2012 Fall, Winter, and NYE Tour Announced

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Have you Herd? Donna the Buffalo will be traveling the country this fall and winter! Sounding better than ever, they have been in the studio this spring and summer working on a 10th album and will be performing new songs, along with the old favorites, up and down the East coast before heading out West for the first time in a couple of years. Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear on guitar and vocals; Tara Nevins on fiddle, guitar, accordion, scrubboard and vocals; keyboardist Dave McCracken; bassist Kyle Spark; and drummer Mark Raudabaugh.

Donna the Buffalo's feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. The band is known for touring the country and remaining fiercely independent as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands and has "earned a reputation as one of the most respected, eclectic and hardest-working acts today," praises Encore.

They embark on an almost non-stop tour through the end of 2012 starting at Rhythm and Roots in Rhode Island followed by shows in Pennsylvania, The Dark Star Jubilee in Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont this September before heading back down to North Carolina for their fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in early October. Then they trek back up to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland before returning to Live Oak, Florida for Magnolia Fest in late October.

They’ll be bringing The Herd out West starting with shows in Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before a host of shows throughout California the first week of November. They complete the West Coast tour in Eugene, Portland, and Seattle and and then make their way back East.

Donna The Buffalo cap off the year celebrating in Florida with shows in Ft. Lauderdale and a three night New Year’s Eve run at Skipper’s in Tampa!  Stay tuned to their facebook and twitter pages for updates, photos, and videos throughout the tour!

Donna The Buffalo on Tour Fall & Winter 2012:

Fri 8/31   Charlestown, RI   Rhythm and Roots Festival

Sat 9/1   Friendsville, PA   Choconut Inn

Sun 9/2   Thornville, OH  Dark Star Jubilee

Fri 9/21   Stanhope, NJ   Stanhope House

Sat 9/22   Baldwinsville, NY  Paper Mill Island *w/ Keller Williams

Sun 9/23   Williamsville, NY   Club Infinity

Thu 9/27   Collinsville, CT  Live @ Bridge Street Live

Fri 9/28   Saratoga Springs, NY  The Putnam Den

Sat 9/29 Burlington, VT  Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

Thu-Sun 10/4-7   Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival

Thu 10/11   Towsen, MD   Recher Theater

Fri 10/12   Jim Thorpe, PA   Mauch Chunk Opera House

Sat 10/13   Morgantown, WV  123 Pleasant Street

Sat-Sun  10/20-21   Live Oak, FL   Magnolia Fest

Tue 10/23   Mobile, AL   Alabama Music Box

Sat 10/27   Austin, TX   Lambert's

Mon 10/29   Albuquerque, NM   The Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall

Tue 10/30   Flagstaff, AZ   Orpheum Theatre

Thu 11/1  San Diego, CA   Winston’s

Fri 11/2   Pioneertown, CA   Pappy and Harriet’s

Sat 11/3   San Francisco, CA Slim’s

Sun 11/4   Santa Cruz, CA   Moe’s Alley

Mon 11/5   Mill Valley, CA   Sweetwater Music Hall

Wed 11/7   Sebastopol, CA   Hopmonk Tavern

Thu 11/8   Eugene, OR   WOW Hall

Fri 11/9   Portland, OR   Doug Fir Lounge

Sat 11/10   Seattle, WA   Tractor Tavern

Fri 11/23   Jamestown, NY  Crystal Ballroom *w/ Big Leg Emma

Sat 11/24   Pittsburgh, PA   The Rex Theater

Sat 12/1   Winston-Salem, NC   Ziggy's

Wed 12/21   Rochester, NY   Water Street Music Hall *w/ Sim Redmond

Fri 12/28   Ft. Lauderdale   Revolution

Sat- Mon 12/29-31   Tampa, FL  Skipper’s Smokehouse