Donna the Buffalo will return in November
LAKE PLACID – Veteran roots music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will rumble through the Adirondacks again next month.
It was announced recently that the popular upstate New York band, which now also has members from the Southeast U.S., will perform Friday, Nov. 15, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., the show will start at 8, and Donna the Buffalo will go on at 9. Tickets cost $20 (ages 18 and older).
Founding members and songwriters Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) are joined by members David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums).
Nearly 25 years into the music business, the band is reportedly energized by its first studio album in five years, “Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,” which was released June 18 on Sugar Hill Records. It’s the band’s 10th, following 2008’s “Silverlined,” which reached the top 10 on the Americana charts.
The band’s signature sound continues to be a melting pot of traditional mountain music, Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country.
“We tried to do the record and keep intact the things people love about us,” Puryear said in a press release.
Donna the Buffalo has played in the Tri-Lakes area several times in the last couple of decades. Also, many years ago Nevins played fiddle in the St. Regis River Valley String Band, touring the North Country while studying at SUNY’s Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.