January 2010

New Photos: Raleigh, NC 1/29/10 & 1/30/10

1/3/10 Tampa, FLAfter going to Donna the Buffalo shows for a while, you're sure to notice a rather unusual phenomena: The worst the weather, the better the band seems to play. No one knows for sure when this pattern first started, but DtB's recent two-night run at the Lincoln Theatre was a prime example. In the middle of a serious winter storm, the band put forth the type of shows "that keeps you coming back for sure," said Bill Davis, who kindly shares with us 12 photos of DtB performing on 1/29/10 and 1/30/10 in Raleigh, NC. The band's set on the first night included Hot Tamale Baby, Tomorrow Still Knows, Voice in My Head, Let It Snow, Faith to Believe, and Yonder, and an encore that started with Jeb doing a solo version of On Our Way On, followed by covers of Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues and the Beatles' Helter Skelter with the Believers, who opened both nights. Though that was hard to beat, on Saturday the band gave it their best, playing Rockin' in the Weary Land, In Another World>Revolution, Ring of Fire, Peggy-O, and the new Jeb song Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday. The Saturday show's encore with the Believers consisted of covers of the Dead's Friend of the Devil and R.E.M.'s The One I Love, followed by Do It For Love. "The band reached perfection on Saturday night," Bill said. Thanks so much for the photos!
(posted 1/31/10)

Tonight's Show In Raleigh Will Take Place As Scheduled

Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC Donna the Buffalo's performance tonight, Saturday, 1/30/10, at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC will go off as planned, despite recent winter weather and rumors that it might be cancelled. The gig is the second of two consecutive nights at this venue. On Friday, 1/29/10, DtB laid down a scorcher of a show lasting almost 3 hours that included Hot Tamale Baby, Tomorrow Still Knows, Voice in My Head, Let It Snow, Faith to Believe, and Yonder, plus one of those legendary encores that first featured Jeb doing a solo version of On Our Way On, followed by covers of Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues and the Beatles' Helter Skelter with the Believers, who opened. For more info about tonight's show, visit or call the Theatre at (919) 821-4111. (posted 1/30/10)

Photo Flashback: Hippy Fest, Conneaut Lake, PA

Hippy Fest, Conneaut Lake, PA Sometimes it's fun to take a look back at photos from the history of Donna the Buffalo. Digging deep back into his personal files, Tom Wilkinson generously shares with us 3 undated photos of DtB playing at the Hippy Fest in Conneaut Lake, PA. Tom said he isn't sure which year these photos are from--might have been 1993, '94, or '95--but Ritche Havens closed the festival that year. In this photo from left to right: Jim Miller, Jeb Puryear, uncomfirmed (drums), Jordan Puryear, and Tara Nevins. The other two photos also show Joe Thrift on keys. "I do have more stored away. I used to work as a color darkroom photo lab technician and took many photos at Blue Heron and a few at T-burg GrassRoots," Tom said. "I made many contact sheets and printed only certain shots. I know I must have a bunch of shots that will have a different value now." Thanks so much for sharing the memories, Tom! If anyone can confirm the date of this show, or the identity of the drummer, let me know: (posted 1/23/10)

First Photos: 1/3/10 Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL

1/3/10 Tampa, FLThe second of Donna the Buffalo's two gigs in Florida in early January took place on a chilly (by Florida standards) night at the venerable Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. Robert Chrismer was in attendance on this evening and kindly provides us with 8 photos of DtB playing on 1/3/10 in Tampa, FL, including this awesome shot of Jay Sanders (left). While the band always seems to put on a good show at Skipper's, this night seemed especially legendary--an almost unbelievable 32-song performance that lasted close to 4 hours and included a new Jeb Puryear song (Tonight, Tomorrow, Yesterday), an instrumental cover of Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry, several seldom-heard tunes (Wood & Stone, Spinning World), the first-ever full-band cover of Peggy-O (aka Fennario, a song Tara played during her mini-tour last May/June with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's trio, BK3), Jeb and Tara doing Pancho & Lefty as a duet, and a big, sweet Ones You Love/Let Love Move Me sandwich to end the night. You can listen to or download Tim Wright's matrix recording of this special show from the Live Music Archive at Thanks for the photos, Robert! BTW, don't forget to check out Robert's, which is usually the first place you'll hear streams of DtB's latest shows as well of tons of your other favorite bands. (posted 1/18/10)

Just Added: Photos From 1/10/10 Kent, OH

1/10/10 Kent, OH

Our latest batch of photos come from a longtime Donna the Buffalo fan making her first contribution to Marianne Kline generously shares with us 9 photos of DtB performing at Kent Stage in Kent, OH, a venue the band has played periodically since 2003. "It was very cold outside the Kent Stage, [but] Donna put on a hot show inside!" Marianne said. "The set included (in no particular order) Arrows Pointing Sideways, Me & Depression, Rockin' Horse, Family Picture, Visitor, Big Parade, Let Love Move Me, It's Love Time, Ring of Fire, Greatest Love, Why You Wanna Leave Me, Pancho & Lefty, Sailing, Rockin' in a Weary Land, I Don't Need a Riddle, and many others." She added that at one point Jeb suggested the band attempt Faith to Believe, but Tara declined. Thanks so much for the photos, Marianne! (posted 1/16/10)

Woodstock Show Available For Download

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY is turning into one of Donna the Buffalo's favorite venues in New York, as evidenced by how the band always seems to lay it down every time they play there. Thanks to dedicated taper capnhook, you can download a matrix recording of DtB's lastest gig there, which took place on 12/19/09, from the Live Music Archive at This show featured a little something for everyone: a Come to Live opener, the seldom-heard Yonder, a seasonally appropriate Jamestown Christmas, Jeb and Tara doing a duet version of Pancho & Lefty, a cover of Lou Reed's Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the Believers, and the crowd-rousing The Mill to end the night. Thanks so much for sharing this recording, capn! (posted 1/10/10)

Syracuse Show Will Be Webcast

Wescott Theater

Donna the Buffalo's show tonight, Saturday, 1/9, at the Wescott Theater in Syracuse, NY will be webcast on This free live coverage, which is brought to you by, The Vest Brothers and MadTaper, will start at approximately 8 pm EST with opening act Sim Redmond Band. There's also a chat room on, so log in early and join the party. Thanks so much to all who make this possible! (posted 1/9/10)

DtB To Play Three Dates With Little Feat

Donna the Buffalo is going to roar into 2010 with a slew of shows, including a trio of dates in which they'll share the bill with the legendary Little Feat. The shows the band will support Little Feat will take place on Friday, 1/8 at Water Street in Rochester, NY; Tuesday, 1/12 at The Concert Hall (at the New York Society for Ethical Culture) in New York, NY; and Friday, 1/15 at Colonial Theater in Keene, NH. DtB also has shows scheduled for cities in TN, NY, MA, OH, NC and SC in January and NY, VA, NC, GA, and RI in February; be sure to check out the Tour page of the band's official site,, for details. (posted 1/5/10)

New Photos: 1/2/10 Wellington, FL

1/2/10 Wellington, FL

Donna the Buffalo followed up their wildly successful New Year's run in Nashville, TN with a show at the WCHS Theatre in Wellington, FL, which is about 16 miles west of West Palm Beach. Prolific contributor Phil Ross was among the faithful, and generously shares with us 12 photos of DtB performing on 1/2/10 in Wellington, FL. The band hit the stage at about 8:45 and included a bunch of gems in their set, such as I Wish You Love, Another World>Revolution, Yonder, It's A New Day, The Ones You Love, and Times Are Bad, which Phil had requested. According to the band played this song only twice in 2009, both in St. Petersburg, FL in September; one of these performances came during the first-ever Jeb and Tara duet show. "[The Wellington] show was great," Phil said. "The staff of the venue were super-friendly and helpful and the sound and light were great. I would definitely love to see another show at this theater; what an unexpected surprise this place was! Thanks so much for sharing your photos, Phil, and for your continued support of! (posted 1/4/10)

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