February 2012

More Photos From Virginia Key GrassRoots Fest!

Turning in the next batch of photos from the inaugural Virginia Key GrassRoots festival is longtime fan Phil Ross, who kindly shares with us 12 photos of Donna the Buffalo performing on 2/9/12 to 2/12/12 in Miami, FL. Besides DtB, this newest addition to the GrassRoots festival series included performances by Chaka Kahn, Del McCoury, The Lee Boys, Sim Redmond Band, Toubab Krewe, and many others in a varied mix of GrassRoots favorites and bands popular in the Miami/Florida music scene. Phil's photos include a few beauty shots of the Virginia Key Beach Park, such as this one, a great shot of Keith Frank, and several of DtB's festival-closing Sunday night set. Thanks, Phil! (posted 2/25/12)

Fantastic Videos (And Audio) From Virginia Key GrassRoots!

Coverage of the inaugural Virginia Key GrassRoots festival, which took place 2/9/12 through 2/12/12 in Miami, FL, continues with some wonderful video and audio contributions. First, Gene Gene Martin produced an excellent 17-minute video that captures the essence of this festival that includes not just Donna the Buffalo perfoming but also a sampling of the rest of the event. He's posted this to his YouTube channel at
Next, Mark "DaBabe" Roth has shot and shared a unique video: Donna the Buffalo's Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins performing a special pre-festival set in the Dance Tent for the VK GrassRoots volunteers and special guests on Wednesday, 2/8/12. Mark posted his video of this entire set on his YouTube channel at Finally, several audio tapers captured Jeb and Tara's set; capnhook created a matrix of his recording and a soundboard feed from Gene Martin, which he's shared on the Live Music Archive at Thanks so much, everyone! (posted 2/20/12)

First Photos From Virginia Key GrassRoots Fest!

The inaugural Virginia Key GrassRoots festival was just about hitting full speed when Mark "DaBabe" Roth thought it was time to begin sharing some of the sights of the event with those of us who couldn't be there in person. Mark generously provides us with 15 photos of Donna the Buffalo performing on 2/9/12 and 2/10/12 at the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival in Miami, FL, including a shot of the fantastic full rainbow that perfectly framed the camping area. DtB played early in the evening on Thurs. 2/9; their set consisted of It's a New Day, Living in Babylon, Me and Depression, Love and Gasoline, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Part Time Lover, Broken Record, Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday, and The Ones You Love. On Fri. 2/10 the band performed with Jim Lauderdale. In addition to DtB, this fest featured Chaka Kahn, Del McCoury, Arrested Development, Fishbone, the Frank family, and many, many more. Thanks so much for the photos, Mark!
(posted 2/12/12)

Sweet Recording Of 1/26/12 Show Now Available On LMA

John Bischman has generously uploaded to the Live Music Archive his stellar recording of Donna the Buffalo's performance at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC on 1/26/12. The show is notable in several regards: in addition to a deep selection of fan favorites, DtB also performed a selection of lesser-heard songs, including a cover of Keith Frank's Give Me Just A Little Time, It Will Be Right, a new Tara Nevins tune, a handful of songs with supporting act Woody Pines and members of his band, and a 14-minute version of Hot Tamale Baby to end the night. You can grab John's recording from Thanks, John! (posted 2/11/12)

DtB's Show in Buffalo On Fri 2/3 Will Be Webcast

Donna the Buffalo's performance on Friday, 2/3/12 at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY will be webcast live as it happens on This webcast is brought to you by and the Vest Bros. The expected audio source will be GeneGene's matrix (audience/soundboard combination). The fun should start around 8 pm EST; to watch the show, visit If you want to attend this show in person, tickets are available at the Tralf box office (716-852-2860) or from Ticketmaster. (posted 2/2/12)

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