July 2012

Photos And Video From GrassRoots Fest

Coverage of this year's GrassRoots Festival, which took place in Trumansburg, NY 7/19/12 to 7/22/12, comes to us from several longtime contributors. First, Gene Martin provides us with this video of Aidan O'Brien just tearing it up while he sits in with Donna the Buffalo for a version of Another World on Sunday, 7/22/12. Aidan played Jeb's Strat and Jeb played his Kent. This was part of DtB's end-of-festival all-star Sunday night set, which this year clocked in at approximately 6 hours. In addition to this, Aidan also won this year's GrassRoots Guitar Contest. This wasn't Aidan's first time joining DtB onstage; check out this, and this. Next, in addition to capturing audio of many of this year's GrassRoots performers, Gary "Mad Taper" Pudvan had camera in hand throughout the fest, and shares his images with us at Finally, Tom Clausen has made it a habit to take in as much of each year's GrassRoots Fest as humanly possible, and this year he shares hundreds of his pictures with us in albums grouped by day: Thur. 7/19/12, Fri. 7/20/12, Sat. 7/21/12, and Sun. 7/22/12. Several sets by DtB and other artists were webcast live throughout the weekend. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to share the festivities with fans who couldn't be there in person. (posted 7/29/12)

New Photos: 7/14/12 Black Mountain, NC

Less than a week before their venerable GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg, NY, Donna the Buffalo headed down to North Carolina to perform at Carnavalito, a friendly little fest hosted by their friends, Toubab Krewe. John Yust was in attendance and kindly shares with us 9 photos of DtB playing on 7/14/12 in Black Mountain, NC, including a shot of Toubab Krewe's Justin Perkins sitting in on scrub. DtB did a late-afternoon set that featured a surprising Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday opener, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Cornbread, a long, jammy Voice in My Head, Hot Tamale Baby, and more. contributor Terry Killebrew also was at this show, and captured a near-perfect soundboard recording, which you can download from the Live Music Archive at Thanks, guys! (posted 7/24/12) To Webcast GrassRoots Sets Of DtB, Others

As has become almost a tradition, and a group of Donna the Buffalo fans collectively known as Black Vest Brothers Productions will be teaming up to provide free live webcasts of performances by DtB and others from the Trumansburg GrassRoots Festival, which will take place Thursday 7/19 through Sunday 7/22. The tentative schedule has the webcasts staring at approximately 5 pm on Thursday 7/19 with coverage of Sunny Weather, followed by DtB at about 6:30 pm. Friday 7/20 will feature Jim Lauderdale with DtB at 8 pm and Sim Redmond Band at about 10:30 pm. The webcasts on Saturday 7/21 will feature the Horse Flies at 3 pm and DtB at 11 pm or so. For more details and to view these webcasts, go to http://Webcast.Herd.TV. The team will be using 4G service this year so the quality of these webcasts should be better than ever. Thanks to all who dedicate their time and resources to making these special sets available to anyone who can't attend GrassRoots! (posted 7/18/12)

Tons Of Great Video From Great Blue Heron!

Thanks to several dedicated fans, a bunch of terrific videos of Donna the Buffalo's performances at the Great Blue Heron Festival in Sherman, NY has already been posted. First, Mark "DaBabe" Roth has shot and posted an incredible video of Buffalo Zydeco's entire set from the dance tent on 7/7/12. Buffalo Zydeco is DtB's zydeco alter ego, and this particular set lasted approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Gene Gene Martin shares a sweet video of DtB performing a highly anticipated song, Yonder, on 7/7/12. Gene also shot and posted a hour's worth of the band's set on 7/8/12. This video includes Voice in My Head, What It Takes, Everyday, Bad Bad Woman, It Will Be Right, and Arrows Pointing Sideways. And finally, Brian Grystar shares videos of the last five songs DtB performed on 7/7/12: You Worry Me, Blue Sky, All Aboard, No Place Like The Right Time, and 40 Days & 40 Nights. Thanks, everyone! (posted 7/15/12)

Just Added: Photos From Clearwater Festival, 6/16/12

In mid-June, Donna the Buffalo returned to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY for Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, a folk-dominated festival that according to the band first played in 2001. This event is produced by the nonprofit environmental organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. which was founded by Pete Seeger. All proceeds go directly to support Clearwater’s environmental research, education, and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries. Ken Coughlin was at this year's fest and shares with us 9 photos of DtB playing at the Clearwater Festival on 6/16/12. In addition to DtB, the 2012 event featured Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Bela Fleck, Arlo Guthrie, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ollabelle, and many others. Thanks, Ken! (posted 7/1/12)

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