June 2011

Video: Jeb And Tara, 6/18/11 Knoxville, TN

On Saturday, 6/18/11, Donna the Buffalo played at the Meadow Lark Festival in Knoxville, TN. Earlier that day, Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins were scheduled to perform a set as a duo for WDVX's Blue Plate Special, which the radio station broadcast live. Unfortunately, impending storms cut the set to just one song; fortunately, Mark "Dababe" Roth had his camcorder rolling, and shares with us a video of Jeb and Tara playing What Money Cannot Buy (aka I'll Be Gone) on 6/18/11 in Knoxville, TN. Mark has an excellent YouTube channel with tons of videos of DtB and other artists at Thanks so much, Mark! (posted 6/23/11)

New Photos: 6/12/11 Syracuse, NY

On Sunday, 6/12/11, Donna the Buffalo performed at the Syracuse Big Splash! at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse, NY. The concert was held to raise awareness about a controversial form of drilling for natural gas called hydraulic fracturing. The event featured a full day of music on two stages; also on the bill were Sophistafunk, Ayurveda, Hee Haw Nightmare, Driftwood, and several other bands. Longtime contributor Karen Landau was at the Big Splash, and kindly shares with us 10 photos of Donna the Buffalo playing on 6/12/11 in Syracuse, NY. Ward Puryear sat in on scrubboard for part of this gig. Thanks for the photos, Karen! For more information about hydro-fracking and protecting and improving water quality in New York state and beyond, visit (posted 6/18/11)

Photos Of Tara From Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble, 5/28/11

On Saturday, 5/28/11, Tara Nevins reunited with the Heartbeats for a very special gig at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble. For his Midnight Rambles, which take place at Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY, Helm handpicks a very elite group of musicians for intimate performances that draw fans from across the country. Erin Scholze attended this show, and share with us 12 photos of Tara performing on 5/28/11 at the Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY. "[Tara] played with The Heartbeats, Carol Elizabeth, and Larry Campbell, and Teresa Williams came out and sang one with her as well," Erin said. "Then Tara came out for the last song of Levon's set with him, Larry, Amy Helm, Teresa, the 5-piece horn section, and the baby grand. She sang The Weight and it was fantastic! It was an amazing event. Team Levon really went out of their way to make everyone there feel welcome and comfortable. It was truly a spectacular evening!" You can find many more of photos of this gig at and, plus a video of Tara and the Heartbeat rehearsing for this show at Thanks so much for the photos, Erin! (posted 6/12/11)

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