Friday, October 4, 2013

CANCELLED!! Donna the Buffalo @ WorkPlay Theatre

This show has been cancelled!

"Hi, this is Donna the Buffalo. We're playing WorkPlay Theatre on Saturday, November 9th.

"We recently released our 10th album- Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday- through Sugar Hill Records. 

"We're excited to play the new tunes for you!"

Donna the Buffalo @ WorkPlay Theatre
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Doors 7:30pm/ show 8pm, DtB 9pm; $15; All Ages

ASHEVILLE, NC-– More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will debuted 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.”

Kind Words About Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday:

"Toe-tapping country music" --Washington Post

“TTY proves to be a near perfect listening experience.” --Relix, Fady Kahill

“Donna The Buffalo is from central New York state, not Louisiana, but this widely loved quintet has woven that joyful, hip-shaking zydeco pulse into the DNA of its sound, and leaders Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have wrapped that core vibe with hopeful, mellow lyrics.”
--Music City Roots, Craig Havighurst

“This set...highlights everything this consistent band does, and it has a warm, live-sounding production... The end result is one of Donna the Buffalo's best outings...This is what 21st century Americana sounds like, a little bit of this and that from anywhere wrapped up into a poignant, jamming dance reel, a place where the past and history meet easily in the immediate now and everybody feels like dancing.” --All Music

“Multi-instrumentalist Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, both ace guitarists, split vocals and writing for this band that’s country, old-timey, rock and roll, and well, just all around great. Best tune? Pick any one. Here’s a disc well worth your entertainment dollar.” --Vintage Guitar

“...This new effort revels in the kind of rousing enthusiasm that’s made the Donnas such festival favorites in recent years. The uninitiated ought to take note –Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday is as its title implies, the kind of album destined to make an everlasting impression.” --The Bluegrass Situation

“Next time Donna the Buffalo throws a house party, I definitely want to go. After decades on the festival scene, this energetic band has acquired a super-dedicated fan base known as the Herd — and at some point...I would love to see them all bopping along with [I Love My Tribe’s] irresistible chorus.” --CMT Edge

“Herd of 'em? One of our favorite bands, with what might be one of our favorite albums of theirs”
--WNCW, Martin Anderson

Donna the Buffalo On Tour:

Fri 10/4 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Sat 10/5 - Chesterfield, VA Hops & Harvest Festival at Pocahontas
*w/ Blues Traveler
Sun 10/6 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Jewish Mother
Thu-Sun 10/10-13 - Silk Hope, NC - Shakori Hills Festival
Fri 10/18 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House
Sat-Sun 10/19-20 - Live Oak, FL - MagnoliaFest
Thu 10/24 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Fri 10/25 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Sat 10/26 - Mamaronek, NY - Emelin Theatre
Thu 11/7 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Fri 11/8 - Tallahassee, FL - Goodwood Museum & Garden - Goodwin Jams
Sat 11/9 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
Fri 11/15 - Lake Placid, NY - Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Sat 11/16 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Fri 11/29 - Erie, PA - The Crooked I
Sat 11/30 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House

More information and further tour dates can be found at

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