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