Donna The Buffalo
Rhythm & Roots Pre-Festival Party at the Knick
Opening: The CarLeans
Thursday, August 30
Show: 8p | Doors: 7p
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door
Festival volunteers are $15 at the door.
($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
About Donna The Buffalo:
ASHEVILLE, NC -- Donna the Buffalo is heading into the studio in February 2018 to record their next album! They are joining forces with legendary Producer/ Engineer Rob Fraboniat Sonic Ranchin El Paso, TX, one of the world's largest residential recording studios, built around an 80-year-old hacienda and pecan orchard. The band recently visitedJam in the Van while in Los Angeles and recorded a video session of one of their new songs, “Look Both Ways.” Check it out at https://youtu.be/RYDw8A2lSwI.
Distinctive, Groove-heavy, and Danceable,
Donna The Buffalo To Record New Album Feb 2018 with Producer Rob Fraboni
Fraboni is well known for his work with Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, and Bonnie Raitt, and as Vice President at Island Records where he oversaw the remastering of the entire Bob Marley catalog. He produced the soundtrack on Martin Scorsese's groundbreaking concert movie, The Last Waltz, which included an all-star cast of famous rock and roll performers. He built and designed the legendary Shangri-La studios in Malibu to the specification of Bob Dylan and the Band. Referred to as a "genius" by Keith Richards in his bestselling autobiography Life.
Donna the Buffalo’s fanbase, The Herd, will be excited to hear this news since their most recent album, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, came out nearly five years ago in the spring of 2013. All Music Guide says of it, “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.”
New Haven Register expands upon this to say, “Donna the Buffalo knows a thing or two about rhythm.Cajun, zydeco and old-time rhythms. A bit of reggae rhythm. Various guitar and fiddle rhythms. The rhythm of traveling by bus year after year for more than a quarter-century now, criss-crossing America… over and over again.”
Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins(vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken(B3 Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet & piano),Kyle Spark(bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). “It's been really fun with this lineup,” Puryear says. “You get to the point where you're playing on a really high level, things are clicking and it's like turning on the key to a really good car. It just goes.”
“Those festivals were so explosive, and the community and the feeling of people being with each other, that's the feeling we were shooting for in our music.” Puryear says, “Donna the Buffalo is an extension of the joy we've found.”
"It’s a great feeling to promote such a feeling of community, like you’re really part of something that’s happening, like a movement or a positive force…” Nevins says. “All those people that come and follow you and you recognize them and you become friends with them — you’re all moving along for the same purpose. It is powerful. It’s very powerful, actually.”
Donna the Buffalo has released ten albums and are affiliated with several others, including Puryear’s 2007 solo album Hopes and Dreamsand a 2003 release, Wait Til Spring, with Jim Lauderdale. The band's 2008 releaseSilverlined, as well as the 2013 release, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,(both on Sugar Hill Records) did well on the Americana Music Chart, each placing well into the top ten. In 2011 Nevins released Wood and Stone, produced by Larry Campbell in Levon Helm Studios, and Mule to Ridein 1999 on Sugar Hill Records.
Take a look at their official music videos:
“Across The Way” → https://youtu.be/JqbVb2302Xs
“Working On That” → http://bit.ly/1eXPofS
“I Love My Tribe” → http://bit.ly/1i9fy9Q
About The CarLeans:
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between Connecticut based musicians Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Corina Malbaurn (bass, vocals). The blending of their diverse musical backgrounds creates a captivating musical experience. Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful - paired with a delivery and live performance that's honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence. There's a versatile sound that comes from the three piece rooted in Americana/folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun.