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Donna the Buffalo News & Rumors

March 2005

Suwanee Springfest: Welcome To Live Soak, FL Torrential rain, hail, wind, and floods couldn't ruin one of the most favorite festivals of the year for many of the Herd, as the show was just shuffled to alternate (read: indoor) stages so the bands didn't have to play in waist-deep water. Ever the trooper, John Yust photographed all three of Donna the Buffalo's performances at Suwanee Springfest, including Saturday's set with Jim Lauderdale and Ward Puryear occasionally joining in on rubboard. (posted 3/31/05)

Debut Of The New DonnaTheBuffalo.com Donna the Buffalo's beautifully redesigned official web site, www.donnathebuffalo.com, launched on Wednesday, 3/30. It features new graphics, photos, and a new biography of the band. Congratulations to all who put in the hard work to make it happen. As always, the official site is the best place to go for the latest tour dates, merchandise, mailing list info, and more. (posted 3/30/05)

Kathy Z's Got A New CD Don't Worry, The Danger is the name of Donna the Buffalo keyboardist Kathy Ziegler's brand new release. Most tracks feature Kathy playing with Mathew Horn (drums) and Don Piper (guitar). You can purchase this CD from Funkyside.com, where you'll also find samples of several tracks. While you're at it, check out Kathy's site at www.kathyziegler.com for more info about her and some cool photos of her playing guitar, fiddle, and accordion. (posted 3/30/05)

Listen To Samples From Donna's New CD! Go to Donna the Buffalo's official site, donnathebuffalo.com, to hear samples of two tracks (Way Back When and Blue Sky) from the soon-to-be-released Life's A Ride CD. The official release date of Life's A Ride is still about four weeks away, but you can now preorder it from Funkyside.com. That means you order it today, and they'll ship it so you get it right on 4/26/05. Plus, everyone who preorders gets entered in a drawing for two free all-access tickets for this year's Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, NY, which will take place July 21-24, 2005. Funkyside.com's preorder page include the track listing and the rest of the linear notes. (updated 3/28/05)

New Photos: Englewood, CO According to some fans who did the entire five-night Colorado run, Donna the Buffalo's performance last Friday, 3/18/05, at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO was the best of the bunch. Check out first-time DonnaFans.com contributor Greg Sullivan's photos of that show, which include some beautiful candids of Tara and a great overhead shot of the entire band. (posted 3/22/05)

Tara's Working On A Documentary On Carlton Frank On 3/22/05, in an interview with KRVS 88.7 FM in Lafayette, LA Tara said she's been working on a documentary, to be called "Oh Mom," about Creole fiddler Carlton Frank (Preston's Frank uncle), who passed away on 2/5/05 at age 74. She said the trailer and most of the footage have been shot, but didn't mention when or where it would be released. In the same interview, which you can listen to at www.tnjd.net, Tara confirmed that the release date for Donna the Buffalo's new CD, Life's A Ride, will be 4/26/05, "just in time for Merlefest." The band was in Lafayette to perform a show at the Grant Street Dancehall on 3/22 that was also going to feature the Red Stick Ramblers and Keith Frank. (posted 3/22/05)

Just Added: Photos From St. Louis DonnaFans.com contributor Jo Vorwald-Moss was at Donna the Buffalo's peformance on 3/12/05 at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis, MO and generously shared her photos of that show with us. Some have said that Bill Reynolds was looking very John Lennon-like that night; what do you think? (posted 3/20/05)

Donna's Quick Stop At A Denver Radio Station On Friday, 3/18/05, Donna the Buffalo performed two songs at KCUV AM 1050 in Denver: Tides of Times and Conscious Evolution. In a brief interview, Tara said the new CD will come out "in mid April," and confirmed that the title will be Life's A Ride. (updated 3/19/05)

Download The Webcast Of The St. Paddy's Day Show Donna the Buffalo's concert at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO was webcast live on Grateful Web. That webcast has been archived and is available for you to download at at www.gratefulweb.net/gwebNews/gwebDesign/multimedia.asp?articleid=387&zoneid=6. You will need Windows Media player to view it. Thanks to Tony, Jeff, Daniel, and everyone else involved in the webcast. Grateful Web also has a page with nine photos of that show. (updated 3/19/05)

New Photos: Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY has been a regular stop for Donna the Buffalo over the past few years, and Linda Dicus was on hand for the band's most recent performance there on Thursday, 3/10/05. In her photos of that show, the band appears to be relaxed and having fun. Thanks for use of the images, Linda. Coming soon: Jo Vorwald-Moss shares her photos of Donna's 3/12/05 performance in St. Louis. (posted 3/16/05)

New CD Due Out April 26 The release date of Donna the Buffalo's upcoming CD, Life's A Ride, will be April 26. Once it's out, you'll be able to order your copy from Funkyside.com. Speaking of which, as part of its recent redesign, Funkyside.com has made some of the CDs in its catalog available for purchase as a download in MP3 format, for an appropriately discounted price. You can download a copy of Donna the Buffalo's self-titled CD, affectionately referred to as The Purple One, for $9, or Jim Miller's Herd I'm Drinkin' for $7.99. (posted 3/15/05)

Donna Returns To Colorado Donna the Buffalo is on its way to Colorado, where they'll start a mini-tour of that state on Tuesday, 3/13 with the first of two nights at the Sandbar in Vail, followed by shows in Boulder, Englewood, and Aspen on consecutive nights. The band last visited Colorado for a four-night run last June. If you're going to be at any of these shows, consider sending me your photos or reviews: fans@donnafans.com. (posted 3/13/05)

A "Variety" Of Photos From Atlanta Both Robert Chrismer and John Yust were kind enough to allow me to post their photos of Donna the Buffalo's performance on 2/25/05 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. Robert Chrismer's images include several nice close-ups of individual band members, plus a group shot that I messed around with in Photoshop. John Yust's photos include several shots of what's no longer a rare occurence at a Donna show: Bill Reynolds singing. Thanks, guys, for the continued use of your Donna photos--this site wouldn't be much without them. (posted 3/8/05)

Just Added: Photos From Huntsville, AL & Nashville, TN John Yust attended many of the shows on Donna the Buffalo's recent Ville tour of the southeast, and DonnaFans.com is privileged to host more of his photos from that run. Today I added a handful of John's shots from 2/20/05 Crossroads Cafe, Huntsville, AL. Two nights later, John was often in the right place at the right time during the band's show at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN, where Jim Lauderdale lent a helping hand. Rumor has it that Jeb wasn't feeling well that night in Nashville, but you'd never guess it from looking at these photos. Next I'll be adding photos of 2/25/05 Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Thanks, John! (posted 3/5/05)

New Tour Dates Announced Donna the Buffalo has added several cities to its tour schedule recently. These include shows in early April in Winooski, VT and Troy, NY; two dates in late April opening for Bob Weir's band, Ratdog, and performances in May in St. Petersburg, FL, New York, NY, and Baltimore, MD. Of course this is in addition to all previously announced shows and festival appearances, including the much-anticipated five-night run in Colorado in mid-March. As always, the best source for information on where and when the band will be playing is the tour dates page of the official site, DonnaTheBuffalo.com. (posted 3/5/05)

More Photos From Winston-Salem, Asheville First-time DonnaFans.com contributor Jo Vorwald-Moss took some greats photos of Donna the Buffalo's recent concerts in North Carolina, including great shots of Jeb doing the bobblehead thing at the 2/18/05 show at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, and a fantastic series of Bill singing Part-Time Lover on 2/19/05 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Thanks for the images, Jo, and hope to see more from you in the future. Up next: Photos from 2/20/05 Huntsville, AL, 2/22/05 Nashville, TN, and 2/25/05 Atlanta, GA, courtesy of John Yust. (posted 3/3/05)

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