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      October 19, 2018

      Friday   9:00 PM

      289 Main Street
      Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

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      Donna The Buffalo


      ASHEVILLE, NC -- Donna the Buffalo is heading into the studio in February 2018 to record theirnext album! They are joining forces with legendary Producer/ Engineer Rob Fraboni at Sonic Ranch inEl Paso, TX, one of the world's largest residential recording studios, built around an 80-year-old haciendaand pecan orchard. The band recently visited Jam in the Van while in Los Angeles and recorded avideo session of one of their new songs, Look Both Ways. Check it out athttps://youtu.be/RYDw8A2lSwI.Fraboni is well known for his work with Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, TimHardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, and Bonnie Raitt, and as Vice President at Island Records wherehe oversaw the remastering of the entire Bob Marley catalog. He produced the soundtrack on MartinScorsese's groundbreaking concert movie, The Last Waltz, which included an all-star cast of famous rockand roll performers. He built and designed the legendary Shangri-La studios in Malibu to the specificationof Bob Dylan and the Band. Referred to as a "genius" by Keith Richards in his bestselling autobiographyLife.Donna the Buffalos 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 MusicGuide says of it, This is what 21st century Americana sounds like, a little bit of this and that fromanywhere wrapped up into a poignant, jamming dance reel, a place where the past and history meeteasily in the immediate now and everybody feels like dancing.Known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, TheErie Times says, "They craft spirit-soaring songs with distinct sensibilities: Nevins' songs areunfailingly melodic, brisk and buoyant, powered by her reassuring, wisdom-soaked vocals and ever-present fiddle and accordion. Puryear's songs accentuate the groove, his exceptional guitar work and sly,Dylan-like way with lyrics."New Haven Register expands upon this to say, Donna the Buffalo knows a thing or two aboutrhythm. 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-crossingAmerica 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 onthe key to a really good car. It just goes.Donna the Buffalo drew its original inspiration from a cherished part of the American heritage: theold-time music festivals of the south that drew entire towns and counties together. Not only was it playingmusic at these events, it was the vibe and the togetherness that bonded the people that attended.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 ofthe joy we've found."Its a great feeling to promote such a feeling of community, like youre really part of somethingthats happening, like a movement or a positive force Nevins says. All those people that comeand follow you and you recognize them and you become friends with them youre all moving along forthe same purpose. It is powerful. Its very powerful, actually.Donna the Buffalo has released ten albums and are affiliated with several others, including Puryears2007 solo album Hopes and Dreams and a 2003 release, Wait Til Spring, with Jim Lauderdale. Theband's 2008 release Silverlined, as well as the 2013 release, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, (bothon Sugar Hill Records) did well on the Americana Music Chart, each placing well into the top ten. In 2011Nevins released Wood and Stone, produced by Larry Campbell in Levon Helm Studios, and Mule toRide in 1999 on Sugar Hill Records.

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