You’d think that, after 28 years of making magical music, that perhaps the five members of Donna the Buffalo would be tired of bringing their uplifting shows to fans and newcomers across the country.
But you’d be, oh, so wrong.
Once again, this juggernaut of all the elements that comprise Americana/roots will bring their New Year’s run to Florida, including ringing in 2018 with their by-now traditional shows at Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa. They are two thirds of the way through their fall/winter tour.
And you can see that their dance card is filling up quickly. And they will be mainstays at fests such as Old Settlers Music Festival, Merle Fest, and Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance. And more festivals are set to release lineups soon.
Donna the Buffalo are Jeb Puryear, Tara Nevins, Dave McCracken, Kyle Spark, and Mark Raudabaugh. Read Hambone Sparklewell’s superb Suwannee Roots Revival DTB preview from October.
And the two Skipper’s Smokehouse shows also boast another true Americana/roots: Jim Lauderdale! He is a superb singer-songwriter who has two Grammys to his credit and travels much the same festival circuit as Donna the Buffalo, also as a headliner. Lauderdale has been plying his craft with the very best since 1986.
Have You Herd?
12/29 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach FL
12/30 Skipper’s Smokehouse | Tampa FL w/ Jim Lauderdale
12/31 Skipper’s Smokehouse | Tampa FL w/ Jim Lauderdale
01/02 The Green Parrot | Key West FL
01/03 The Funky Biscuit | Boca Raton FL
01/04 The Social | Orlando FL
01/05 Charleston Pour House | Charleston SC
01/06 Haw River Ballroom | Saxapahaw NC
01/19 The Hamilton | Washington DC
01/20 Jefferson Theater | Charlottesville VA
01/26 The City Winery | Atlanta GA
01/27 Neighborhood Theatre | Charlotte NC
02/08 The Waterhole | Saranac Lake NY
02/09 Tralf Music Hall | Buffalo NY
02/10 Rex Theatre | Pittsburgh PA
03/16 City Winery | New York NY
03/17 Ransom Steele | Apalachin NY
04/06 Terra Firmata | Stuart FL
04/07 The Peace River Festival | Punta Gorda FL
04/19-20 Old Settlers Music Festival | Driftwood TX
04/26-29 Merle Fest | Wilkesboro NC
05/03-06 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance | Pittsboro NC
05/17-20 Edinboro Art & Music Festival | Edinboro PA
07/06-08 Great Blue Heron | Panama NY
07/19-22 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival