September 2011

First Photos From The Sept Tour: 9/11/11 New Haven, CT

Much to the delight of DonnaFans from Tennessee to the northernmost reaches of New York state, Donna the Buffalo is in the midst of a very busy September. The band kicked off the month down south with shows in Adams, TN on 9/3 and Mcgaheysville, VA on 9/4. A few days later they were back up north for a string of shows in Canton, NY (9/8), Norfolk, CT (9/9), Saratoga Springs, NY (9/10), and New Haven, CT (9/11). After just a few days off, it was back on the road for shows in New Hope, PA (9/15), Lexington, VA (9/16), Winston-Salem, NC (9/17), and Wilmington, NC (9/18). The tour picks up again on Wednesday, 9/21 in Stanhope, NJ, followed by gigs in Allston, MA (9/22), Providence, RI (9/23), Hudson, NY (9/24), and White River Junction, VT (9/25). September will end with a show in Atlanta, GA on 9/30, for a total of 16 shows in the month—and the band will play on 10/1 in Charlotte, NC. Longtime Jennifer Klaas caught a show in the middle of this exciting tour, and kindly shares with us 3 photos of DtB playing on 9/11/11 in New Haven, CT. Thanks, Jenny! (posted 9/19/11)

New Photos: Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Alta, WY

In mid-August, Donna the Buffalo kicked off the Western leg of their tour with a two-day appearance at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Alta, WY. According to, these may have been the band's first-ever shows in Wyoming. First-time contributor Bob Hagen kindly shares with us 12 photos of DtB playing on 8/12/11 and 8/13/11 in Alta, WY. Bob's photos include several lovely shots of Tara, a few of Jeb and Tara playing with longtime musical friend Peter Rowan and his band, and even a couple of shots that show just how beautiful this part of the country is. Thank you very much, Bob! You can also check out a nice video of the band performing Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday from the 8/12/11 set on videojay68's YouTube channel at
(posted 9/11/11)

Photos From The Epic Two-Night Run At The State Bridge Lodge

"Legendary" is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, but if there ever was an occasion worthy of that superlative, Donna the Buffalo's recent two-night run at the recently-reopened State Bridge Lodge in Colorado is it. On Thursday, 8/18, the band came onstage at about 8:45 pm and played until close to 4 am—a 7+ hour set! The setlist started out normally enough with Everyday and also included a new Jeb tune, Look to the Future, Tennessee River, an instrumental jam, On Our Way On and Rockin in the Weary Land, to name a few. After Tara bid goodnight after what would have been a complete night in anyone's book, the rest of the band just kept going, with various combinations of members playing WV Rastafari, Little Wing, a cover of Lay Lady Lay, and more. The later portion of the night primarily featured Jeb solo, doing songs such as the Place That Lovers Do, Step it Up To Life, The Mystery, and In The Middle Distance. The next night, the band turned in a set that was "only" two hours and forty minutes(!). Fortunately, thanks to some extraordinary efforts (the marathon set was not announced in advance) the entire event was audio taped, video taped, and photographed, so we can enjoy 12 photos from Bill Davis and 9 shots from Andrew "Ziggy" Zweigbaum of DtB played on 8/18/11 and 8/19/11 in State Bridge, CO. About the 8/18 show Bill said, "This is one NOT to be lost folks, it's just staggering how good it was. As I recall the band got off to a kind of slow start (or maybe I did), [but] around the one hour mark it just took off. Even in the SB recording the energy is so thick you can taste it...." Thanks so much for the photos, guys! (posted 9/3/11)

Just Added: Photos From 8/20/11 Taos, NM

As part of Donna the Buffalo's tour of several states in the Western U.S., the band performed at the Taos Mountain Music Festival in Taos Ski Valley, NM, which is approximately 25 miles outside of Taos. For 2011—its third year—this festival expanded to 2 days, and in addition to DtB, also featured performances by Matisyahu, Jackie Greene, Railroad Earth, and Left Salmon. First-time contributor Coad Miller attended this festival, and kindly shares with us 5 beautiful B&W photos of DtB playing on 8/20/11 in Taos Ski Valley, NM, including this great shot of bassist Kyle Spark. Thanks so much, Coad! Update: Kevin Hook just let me know he taped this show, and has posted his recording for download on the Live Music Archive at Thanks, Kevin! (updated 9/5/11)

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