(Asheville, NC) -- Donna the Buffalo comes to the Stanhope House on Wednesday, September 21. The Roy Jay Band will open the show. Doors are at 8pm and admission is $20 for 18 and up. The Stanhope House is located at 45 Main Street in Stanhope, NJ.
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. Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country 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.
"Donna the Buffalo is in the enviable position of being a homegrown entity, a group that finds itself outside the coloring lines of the accepted formula, a formula that is now in the past tense...People doing what they love, and better, sharing that passion to the benefit of the public, is the strongest business formula ever written. Donna the Buffalo is living proof of that." states Beat Magazine. Edd Hurt with the Nashville Scene writes, "Folkies with a superior sense of rhythm are rare enough, but folkies with a good beat and a healthy disrespect for eclectic clichés are a national treasure..they've never sounded better..."
The dynamic songwriting tandem of vocalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have penned over 150 songs in their collaboration with DTB and have many more in the making. Although never writing a set list for live show, the Erie Times notes, "they stick to a pattern...usually alternating between Puryear's rhythmic, Dylan-influenced, guitar-centered songs and Nevins' breezy, melodic, accordion-driven gems like the folksy Tides of Time and infectious Locket and Key." As of late, Nevins and Puryear have also been known to perform as a duo on air and at live shows, which is always enjoyable to the fans to hear their favorite DtB songs in stripped down arrangements.
Donna the Buffalo is currently recording in Athens, GA with John Keane [R.E.M., Widespread Panic] on their 10th album with Puryear on guitar, Nevins on fiddle, guitar, accordion, and scrubboard, keyboardist Dave McCracken, bassist Kyle Spark, and drummer Vic Stafford. Donna the Buffalo has released nine albums and are affiliated with several others, including a Puryear's 2007 solo album Hopes and Dreams and a 2003 release, Wait Til Spring, with Jim Lauderdale. The band's 2008 release Silverlined, on Sugar Hill, rose to #8 on the Americana Music Chart.
Co-DtB bandleader and American roots traditionalist, Tara Nevins, released Wood and Stone, her first solo album since Mule to Ride in 1999 on Sugar Hill Records on May 3rd, 2011. Wood and Stone showcases her ever-evolving repertoire as she journeys both back to her own "roots" and head-long into new territory. The album was produced by Larry Campbell with guests including Levon Helm, Jim Lauderdale, Allison Moorer, Teresa Williams and more. Brian Robbins with Jambands.com says, "... her music takes on the spirit of the [Levon Helm] Barn like a well-worn and cozy Gypsy jacket that was tailored to her shoulders." In a another recent review of the album, Wildman Steve wrote, "If heroes and heroines of rock ‘n' roll are defined by their uniqueness, they definitely broke the mold when they made Tara Nevins." You can find out more at www.TaraNevins.com.
With over twenty years of playing to celebrate, hundreds of gigs ahead of them, and an ever-evolving grassroots sound; it looks like Donna the Buffalo is riding a cloud that is truly Silverlined.
For more on dates and venues, see below. To learn more about Donna the Buffalo, see videos, recent press and more, visit www.Donnathebuffalo.com. Contact Erin Scholze at Dreamspider Publicity for interviews, to request tickets, or music for review ( Dreamspider@gmail.com, 828-776-6248).
DtB Upcoming Shows
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 - Adamsville, TN - Red River Campground
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 - McGaheysville, VA - Massanutten Resort
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 – Canton, NY - Java Barn
Fri, Sep 9, 2011- Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 - Saratoga Springs, NY - The Putnam Den
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 - New Hope, PA - Havana
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 - Lexington, VA - Theatre at Lime Kiln
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 - Wilmington, NC - Brooklyn Arts Center Details
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 - Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 - Boston(Alltson), MA - Brighton Music Hall
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 - White River Junction, VT - Tupelo Music Hall
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Thu-Sun, Oct 6-9, 2011 – Silk Hope, NC – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
Sat-Sun, Oct 22-23, 2011 - Live Oak, FL – Magnolia Fest- Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 - New York, NY - City Winery
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 - Londonderry, NH -Tupelo Music Hall
Fri- Sat, Dec 2-3, 2011 – Floyd, VA- Sun Music Hall
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 – Annapolis, MD - Rams Head Tavern
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 - Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage