Category: February

Events in the Month of February

Gem and Jam 2017 will feature Gramatik, Mike Gordon, Lotus & More

Gem and Jam 2017

From Gem and Jam 2017

“The annual Gem and Jam Festival is held each year during the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase making this special weekend each year the perfect pairing in music and art for gem enthusiasts and festival goers of all kinds. While for many music remains the main attraction, the Gem and Jam Festival also features artists of all mediums including visual performers, live artists, arts and crafts along with workshops and lectures, food vendors and high-end art galleries.Over 55,000 people are expected to gather and visit Tucson, AZ from around the world during the 3 week Gem and Mineral Show which has motivated the organizers of the Gem and Jam Festival to provide a unique atmosphere- celebrating the art and ethos of the Gem and Mineral community along with entertainment and visual arts.”

We are celebrating the 11th year of the Gem and Jam Festival in 2017, we hope that you can join us February 2nd – 5th in Tuscon, AZ.

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Keller Williams Winter Tour 2017 “Shut the Folk Up and Listen”

Keller Williams & Leo Kottke - Shut The Folk Up Tour 2016

From Keller Williams

“This winter, Keller wants everyone to “Shut the Folk Up and Listen”! Starting in January, Keller will continue his 2016 collaboration with Leo Kottke by bringing his newest project, “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” to 24 cities around the country! For this tour Keller goes back to his roots, with just an acoustic guitar, he’ll share the stage with one of his musical idols, flat picking six and twelve string guitarist Leo Kottke. This unique evening of music features solo sets by both artists and spontaneous collaborations between the two.

In addition to the 24 dates with Leo Kottke, the Pacific Northwest will get an album-release run (stay tuned for more info on this front!) and the midwest will get some Keller Solo love. ”

Websites & Links: KellerWilliams.net | Facebook | YouTube | Last.fm | Archive.org


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Umphrey’s McGee 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway

Blue Ridge Rockway 2017

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to return to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway, expanding into a three-night event. This year will feature two nights at the Exploreasheville.com Arena with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, along with an intimate night at the famed Orange Peel on Sunday, February 19th. That’s right folks, two nights of um-rena rock and a special club show to round out a three-night Asheville takeover.”

“Team umVIP will also pave the way for you to cruise the Rockway in style. We have secured a private umVIP lounge area located in the arena’s club suites, complete with stellar viewing area, flat screens displaying the show, a private cash bar, and snacks. The lounge will also host a private umVIP meet and greet an hour before doors on Saturday, February 18th. Packages also include tickets to all three nights, a private viewing section on the floor, early entry, signed limited edition event poster, exclusive merch item, commemorative laminate, mp3 downloads of both shows, and a dedicated staff member throughout the weekend.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Video: Lotus Winter Tour 2017 Promo Video

From Lotus

Lotus Winter Tour 2017
*1/13-14 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
1/20-21 Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
1/27-28 Asheville, NC, Orange Peel
2/02 Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
2/03 Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre
*2/04-05 Tucson, AZ, Gem & Jam Festival 2017
2/08-09 San Francisco, CA, The Independent
2/10 Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
2/11 Eugene, OR, McDonald Theatre
*2/18 Denver, CO, The Fillmore Auditorium
*(previously announced)

Websites & Links: LotusVibes.com | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Archive.org


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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe “Runnin’ with the Diesel Tour” 2016 Dates Announced

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Diesel Tour 2016

Runnin’ with the Diesel Tour 2016

11/25 Solana Bch, CA at Belly Up with Dela and the Aggrolites featuring members of Slightly Stoopid
11/30 Athens, GA at 40 Watt Club Featuring Jimmy Herring
12/01 Asheville, NC at New Mountain Theatre Featuring Jimmy Herring
12/02 Charlotte, NC at Neighborhood Theatre Featuring Jimmy Herring
12/03 Atlanta, GA at Terminal West Featuring Jimmy Herring
12/04 Nashville, TN at City Winery
12/06 Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall
12/07 Columbus, OH at Woodlands Tavern
12/08 Kalamazoo, MI at Bell’s Back Room With special guests Brownout
12/09 Chicago, IL at Park West With special guests Brownout
12/10 St. Louis, MO at The Old Rock House With special guests Brownout
12/27 San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore – Karl Denson’s 60th Birthday Bash featuring The Tiny Universe, Nicki Bluhm, Luther Dickinson, Mike Dillon, Bernard Fowler, Ivan Neville & TBA
12/31 Fayetteville, AR at George’s Majestic Lounge
1/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution With special guests The Motet
1/26 Nevada City, CA at The Miners Foundry
1/28 Crystal Bay, NV at Crystal Bay Club With special guests Orgone
2/01 Arcata, CA at Arcata Theater With special guests The Main Squeeze
2/02 Eugene, OR at Hifi Music Hall With special guests The Main Squeeze
2/03 Portland, OR at Aladdin Theater With special guests The Main Squeeze
2/04 Seattle, WA at Nectar Lounge With special guests The Main Squeeze

Websites & Links:
KarlDenson.us | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


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Video: Lotus Fall 2016 Tour Promo

Lotus Fall 2016 Tour Dates

Oct 28th – 29th: Buffalo, NY, Town Ballroom w/ Jimkata (10/29)
Nov 4th – 5th: Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre w/ Spafford
Nov 25th – 26th: New York, NY, PlayStation Theater w/ Spectacle
Dec 30th: Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE w/ RJD2
Dec 31st: Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Feb 18th: Denver, CO, The Fillmore Auditorium

For tickets and all details visit http://lotusvibes.com/tour

Websites & Links: LotusVibes.com | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Archive.org


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One Big Holiday 2016 Announce My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr. & More

One Big Holiday 2016

From One Big Holiday 2017

“One Big Holiday is the ultimate vacation for My Morning Jacket fans, combining all-inclusive luxury with 4 nights of music in paradise. In addition to the nightly concerts, guests will also be able to enjoy pools, lagoons, activities with artists, excursion opportunities and more. We’ll also be hosting One Big Football Party, featuring massive projection screens, full sound, and a custom menu by Bobby Benjamin & Chad Welch of Butchertown Grocery in Louisville, KY!”

“With a stage backing up to the Caribbean Sea inside of the acoustically pristine Concert Courtyard, fans will enjoy 4 nights of music including three shows from My Morning Jacket! Additional shows will be performed by Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band (two shows), Deer Tick (two shows), Lucius, Carl Broemel and Tune-Yards (DJ Set).

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is conveniently located less than an hour ride from the Cancun International Airport, and is close to many area attractions including Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Caribbean beaches, cenotes, several Mayan ruins and more. With various pools, lagoons, diverse restaurants, and bars located all around the property, everything you need is right at your fingertips! Get ready for an intimate concert adventure with your favorite band and best friends!”

Websites & Links: MMJOneBigHoliday.com |  Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


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Video: Envision Festival 2016 Recap

From Envision Festival 2016

Photos by Eric Allen and video by Ari Fararooy
“Glistening beaches, resplendent jungles, and the “pura vida” mantra served as the backdrop for the sixth annual, sold-out Envision Festival as 4,700 international attendees descended upon Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica this past February 25 – 28, 2016. Uniquely distinguished from any other festival on the planet, Envisionaries united to partake in the festival’s Utopian permaculture community, which inspires self-expression and conscious living through its regenerative infrastructure. World-class curation of music, art, live performance abound as yoga/movement classes and innovative workshops maintain an inclusive harmony within the sold-out event.

Hailed as one of the most fascinating festival experiences this planet has to offer, Envision exploded to life as nature collided with art in the form of incredible stages, driftwood sculptures, bamboo jungle gyms, and scores of smiling faces lounging in hammocks and tree pods. Sun-kissed days filled with mind-expanding workshops, philosophical discussions, yoga classes, short walks to the ocean, or a drive to a local waterfall transformed into celebratory tropical nights with an intoxicating musical lineup performing on one of four dazzling stages – Luna, Sol, Lapa, and The Village Stage.

2016 welcomed expansions to the festival including Casa de Yoga, a new zone that included two permanently installed bamboo yoga temples, the Gaia fresh juice bar, the Kula Lounge offering cacao ceremonies, and a substance-free campground. Internationally known movement and yoga teachers included author and founder of 109world.com Rachel Brathen, founder of the Goddess Yoga Project Sianna Sherman, celebrated 5Rhythms facilitator Amber Ryan, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, co-founder of The Avahana School of Yoga Ashleigh Sergeant, and Mexico City’s Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan. Kids activities were enjoyed in the Family Dream Oasis to entertain and educate Envision’s adventurous families. Envision also offered both pre and post festival educational retreats, under its new division ‘Envision Education’, which showcased everything from tours of Costa Rica to permaculture immersion, an herbal clinic intensive, and a post event yoga/detox/surfing Reboot Camp — more of these boutique-Envision experiences to come in 2017.

Festival expansions also included an upgraded medical tent employing both Western and Eastern medical practices with a free herbal clinic offering herbal remedies and tonics alongside conventional treatments. For those wanting an upgrade to their camping experience, the La Sombra VIP Camping zone offered decked out tree house suites and canvas-wrapped bungalows in addition to 24hr concierge service, a salon boutique, and private bathrooms/showers. The newly erected Templo de la Tierra offered sacred fire ceremonies at sunrise and sunset or a quiet area to sit in meditation within the temple dome.

A pioneer in green festival design, Envision set forth environmentally sound initiatives throughout all aspects of the festival. Most Envision structure were built from bamboo and other locally-sourced materials (not a single metal framed vinyl tent could be found). A long-term lease on the property has allowed the festival to plant fresh banana, papaya, and other local ornamental flora to line pathways and provide natural fencing, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Throughout the festival, all “single-use” cups and tableware were banned and replaced with reusable items and a festival-wide dish washing program, drastically reducing the amount of waste at the festival. Additionally, all generators were powered by bio-diesel, a virtually unprecedented practice in Costa Rica.

Bass-heavy artists such as Shpongle, The Human Experience, Dimond Saints, Spoonbill, and CloZee, performed on an imported Funktion1 soundsystem on the impressive Luna Stage.Designed by visionary artist Carey Thompson, Luna bellowed in the form of a towering mariposa (butterfly), incorporating 3D projection mapping by the famed Mexico City artist, Golem. Performances were viewable across the expansive field, where attendees could climb a massive, multi-level bamboo jungle gym or witness visionary live paintings by global muralists Ernest Doty, Hazul, Mario Belem,and Anderson Deberardi on the walkways leading to the Envision Art Gallery. Alongside the howler monkeys in the treetops, day-chasers welcomed the sun as they danced to Random Rab during his fabled, ethereal sunrise set.

The equally impressive Sol Stage featured complex psychedelic 3D mapping projected onto its sun centerpiece by Zebbler Studios. Sol hosted live music from California’s experimental, world-fusion band Beats Antique (Live), Saint Croix reggae legends Akae Beka (formerly Midnite), Costa Rica’s 80s synth-pop band Patterns (noted as a top band to see at SXSW 2016), Colorado-based folk musicians Elephant Revival, and Costa Rica’s stand out electro-fusion rock band (and surprise festival favorite) Santos y Zurdo offering one of the most unique sets of the weekend complete with electric sitar.House and techno music came alive on the more intimate Lapa stage, where legends such as Desert Hearts’ Lee Reynolds, tribal house leaders Bedouin, Berlin-based DJ and production duo, M.A.N.D.Y., progressive trance dub DJ Grouch, and Los Angeles-based deep house selector Tara Brooks, drew dancing revelers into its feathered domain.

In the heart of the festival grounds stood The Village, a bustling caravan of educational workshops, inspirational speakers, vendors, and the fresh produce Vida Market complete with the live music Village Stage, Tea House Lounge,and a women’s only Red Tent pavilion. The Village Stage hosted insightful and speakers such as nutritional expert David Wolfe, astrologer Kaypacha, City Repair Project’s Executive Director Marc Tobin, and sustainable living educator and Envision Co-Founder Stephen Brooks, plus live musical performances by Vir, Camilo, and Incus. The Witches Healing Sanctuary provided a unique communal healing and ceremony space for herbalists, body workers and educators to share therapeutic practices. Craft vendors boasted unconventional souvenirs with beautiful handcrafted jewelry, art, and clothing from across the Americas. Food vendors offered a selection of mouthwatering world cuisine and local dishes made from unprocessed, fresh food sourced from local farms.

Having successfully set itself apart from other music-driven festivals through its emphasis on soul empowerment and holistic living, Envision seeks to fulfill an inherent human desire to connect with like-minded individuals and feed the innate human need to be and live interconnected with nature. Don’t miss out on the chance to cross Envision Festival – Costa Rica off your bucket list. Tickets for the 2017 gathering taking place from Feb 23-26 are already on sale and are destined to sell out! Visit the Envision website to grab your Envision 2017 ticket and start planning the trip of a lifetime to experience the wonder of Envision on the tropical pacific coasts of Costa Rica.”

Websites & Links: EnvisionFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter


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Larry Keel To Release New Album ‘Experienced’ [2.26.16]

Larry Keel - Experienced

From LarryKeel.com

“Flatpicking guitar phenom Larry Keel dazzles music-lovers once more with his 15th self-released album Experienced, due out February 26, 2016. The album is entirely original work that showcases both Larry’s and bandmate Will Lee’s exceptional songwriting, singing and jaw-dropping instrumental performances, accompanied by Keel’s equally talented wife Jenny Keel on upright bass and harmony vocals. It was recorded at Wally Cleaver Studio in Fredericksburg, VA with engineer (and guest drummer) Jeff Covert and mastered by the award-winning industry great Bill Wolf (Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Doc Watson) in Arlington, VA.

Added to the raw sophistication of Keel’s progressive acoustic style are several guest-musician-friends who appear on various tracks of Experienced, a list of artists that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of icons and new stars including Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan, Keller Williams, Jason Carter (The Del McCoury Band), Mike Guggino (Steep Canyon Rangers), and Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass). According to Larry, “This project is a collection of my songs and Will Lee’s music, developed further with the amazing talents of some of our musician friends and heroes. Very real. Very fresh.”

Getting down at Spring Pickin! #monkeylion

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The seven tracks on Experienced reflect Keel’s musical personality, from frenzied and raunchy to mystical and sensitive, and through it all, Keel’s honest attitude shines, fearlessly and with throttle wide-open. As Sam Bush (who plays mandolin and fiddle on the fiery opening track “Ripchord”) says, ‘Enjoy the music… Larry does!” “‘Lil Miss” follows up with a cynical gibe at a mock Miss Prim and not-so-proper young lady of modern day society, set to a down and dirty blues-rock riff. “Memories” (co-written by Larry and Jenny) is the portrait of the artist (Keel) gently swept away by life’s vast gallery of experiences and personal connections, and the poignant emotions that spring from it all. As the third track, it cools down the pace of things, letting the listener settle into the musical journey Keel has orchestrated. “Larry Keel is a triple threat… songwriter, guitar player, entertainer. He can do it all,” says Del McCoury, who is featured on the playful and rollicking “‘Fill em Up Again” along with Carter and Guggino. “I think what makes Larry so powerful is that he has lived his songs, he’s not sitting in a room trying to write the hit of the week, he’s writing what’s in his heart and on his mind.”

“I love me some Keels. There is a certain genuine authenticity that Larry and Jenny possess,” says Keller Williams. “When we get together, our wonder-powers unite to form a giant, impenetrable sphere of open-minded, Appalachian psychedelic goodness.” Appropriately, Keller plays on the swelling and rolling “Miles and Miles,” which is a sort of metaphoric travel log of life on the road as a musician (and as a human being)… the key being to stay true to one’s own ‘voice’.

@Floydfest 2015 w/ David Via.

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“The Warrior” is loosely based on the Carlos Castaneda book The Teachings of Don Juan and the search for knowledge by an old Yaqui Indian brujo. Peter Rowan joins on percussion instruments, yodeling and throat singing, adding a burning tension to the music, as the tale is sung in Keel’s gravely baritone. “The warrior is seeking the power… Standing tall he will never cower… He can see the spirits in the air… He can see the things that are not there.” The musicianship, lyrics and magical production combine to bring the listener down into the depths of the mystics and back out again in revelation.

Following “The Warrior,” the album’s gentle and refreshing closing melody, “Another Summer Day,” emits the feeling of resurfacing into the world, relaxed and carefree to enjoy the daylight and breeze. The tune was written and sung by Will Lee, with Anders Beck lending his intuitive touch on dobro and Jeff Covert carrying it along with a light drum beat.

“Larry is the yin and the yang,” declares Beck. “He will break your heart with a waltz, but he can also scare the hello out of you in the next song. He plays on the edge… no, strike that.. he creates genius guitar solos while staring over the edge and laughing maniacally.”

“This studio album was a complete blast to make, from start to finish,” says Jenny Keel. “Larry, Will and I, along with our exceptional engineer Jeff Covert coalesce into a working musical unit that push each other to higher and higher heights of magic, skill, art and energy. Add to that this cast of guests with all THEIR unique talents, and you have a recording that is pure enjoyment. Every detail of it!”

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Throughout his prolific career, Keel has released 15 albums, including Experienced, and is featured on 10 others. Along with those that guest on the new album, Keel has performed with a multitude of top acoustic and electric musicians alive, and some now gone, including Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Tony Rice, Bill Monroe, Bob Weir, Jorma Kaukonen, Little Feat, Trombone Shorty, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon and many many others. Larry has written songs being performed by the likes of Del McCoury Band, Infamous Stringdusters and Yonder Mountain String Band and has a tune on Del McCoury’s GRAMMY-winning album The Company We Keep [2005] entitled ‘The Mountain Song.’”

Track List
1. Ripchord [Lee] 6:09 w/ Sam Bush
2. ‘Lil Miss [Keel] 4:22
3. Memories [The Keels] 4:00
4. Fill’em Up Again [Lee] 2:55 w/ Del McCoury, Jason Carter, Mike Guggino
5. Miles and Miles [Keel] 4:37 w/ Keller Williams
6. The Warrior 4:38 [Keel] w/ Peter Rowan
7. Another Summer Day [Lee] 4:47 w/ Anders Beck, Jeff Covert

*All tracks with The Larry Keel Experience: Larry Keel, Will Lee, and Jenny Keel

Websites & Links: LarryKeel.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Lotus Winter Tour 2016 Dates Announced

Lotus Winter Tour 2016

From Lotus Winter Tour 2016

1/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
1/30 – Syracuse, NY – F Shed at the Market
1/31 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
2/02 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
2/03 – So. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
2/04 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
2/05 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
2/06 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
2/09 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
2/10 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
2/11 – Richmond, VA – The National
2/12 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
2/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
2/16 – Morgantown, WV – Mainstage Morgantown
2/17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
2/18 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
2/20 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE!
2/23 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
2/24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
2/25 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
2/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
2/27 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

Websites & Links: LotusVibes.com | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Archive.org


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Umphrey’s McGee and TourGigs Announce 2016 Couch Tour

Umphrey's McGee - Couch Tour 2016

From Umphrey’s McGee

Couch Tour is back and we’re not messing around. ​​UM is happy to announce yet another webcast collaboration between Umphrey’s McGee and TourGigs, bringing you the entire tour, a whopping 15 nights! We will be kicking things off ​TONIGHT in Cleveland, OH and bringing you every single ​show through ​the double header in Asheville, NC on February ​20t​h. Shows can be streamed with an Event Pass for $12.99, or you can buy the ​​Tour Pass ​- ​access to all 15 shows​ – ​for $129.99​ (a $65 savings). ​

​We are debuting some exciting new features​ for this tour​. Firstly, anyone who purchases any show (Event Pass or Tour Pass) gets access to the replay as well as On Demand. The replay, available almost immediately after the show is over, is a looping replay of the show​ with no viewer controlled playback.​ The On Demand​, ​available the day after the show, ​allows you to start, pause, fast forward etc. the entire show. The On Demand access ​will ​remain​ ​available ​throughout the​ entire tour until February 22nd. In addition, the chat room has now been optimized better for mobile, so you can have a better two screen experience of watching the stream on your television or computer ​while​ participating in the chat on your mobile device.

​We always hope to see you in person but if you can’t make it out, consider yourself covered. The next four shows feature the​ great Joshua Redman joining us on sax so there is no time like the present to lock in your Tour Pass. As an added bonus for picking up the Tour Pass, you’ll receive On Demand access to the unreleased NYE 2015 run from the Fillmore.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook

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Donna the Buffalo Winter Tour 2016

Donna the Buffalo - Winter Tour 2016
From Donna the Buffalo
“Distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable, Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people. One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music.”

Donna the Buffalo is happy to announce their new year’s and winter tour for 2016! They travel into Florida leading up to the New Year with a show in Ponte Vedra Beach on the 30th of December and they ring in the new year on NYE at Skipper’s in Tampa. They continue on in early January through Stuart, Boca Raton, Key West, and Orlando before heading back up north for stops in Saxapahaw, NC as well as Charlottesville, and Richmond, Virginia before a short break.

The tour picks back up again at The Hamilton in Washington, DC on January, 22nd as they travel south to play Asheville’s Orange Peel the following day. The following Thursday they meet up with Ben Cohen (Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s) for another Stampede show – this one Free – in Plymouth, NH on the 28th. That weekend they roam the northeast with shows in Jim Thorpe, Buffalo, and Infinity Hall in Norfolk.

In early February they hit the Brooklyn Bowl, Club Helsinki Hudson, the Narrow Center for the Arts in Fall River and the Bull Run Concert Series near Boston, MA. Inventive New York City-based band, City of the Sun will open along select winter shows.

Donna the Buffalo is the host band for the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art & Dance in Miami and they’ll be performing throughout the weekend from Thursday-Sunday, February 18-21. Stay tuned for more dates to be announced for late winter and early spring!

Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet & piano), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). “It’s been really fun with this lineup,” Puryear says. “You get to the point where you’re playing on a really high level, things are clicking and it’s like turning on the key to a really good car. It just goes.”

Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country.

“For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency… over the course of their 25-year career, they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music…” writes Elmore. “Few groups are this comfortable as performers, and even fewer would take as many risks.”

Donna the Buffalo Winter Tour 2016
12/30 Wed – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
12/31/15 Thu – Skipper’s Smokehouse – Tampa, FL
1/1/16 Fri – Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL
1/2 Sat – The Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL
1/5-6 Tue-Wed – Green Parrot – Key West, FL
1/7 Thu – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
1/8 Fri – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
1/9 Sat – The Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA*
1/10 Sun – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA
1/22 Fri -The Hamilton – Washington, DC*
1/23 Sat – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
1/28 Thu – Flying Monkey Performance Center – Plymouth, NH#
1/29 Fri – Mauch Chunk Opera House – Jim Thorpe, PA*
1/30 Sat – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY*
1/31 Sun – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT*
2/3 Wed – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
2/4 Thu – Club Helsinki Hudson – Hudson, NY
2/5 Fri – Narrows Center For the Arts – Fall River, MA
2/6 Sat – The Bull Run Concert Series – Shirley, MA
2/18-21 Thu-Sun – Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art & Dance – Miami, FL

* w/ City of The Sun opening
# Stampede show with Ben Cohen (Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s) Free!

Websites & Links: DonnaTheBuffalo.com | Facebook

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The GrassRoots 2016 Lineup Announcement featuring Donna the Buffalo, The Wood Brothers & More

Grassroots 2015

From Virginia Key GrassRoots 2016

The 5th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance returns to Virginia Key beach park in Miami, FL. Four days of music, camping, yoga, kids activities and featuring 40+ bands. The festival will take place February 18th-21st, 2016 and tickets are on sale now.

Announced Lineup

The Family Stone, Donna The Buffalo, The Wood Brothers, Charles Bradley & His, Extraordinaires, Keith Frank & The Solieau Zydeco Band, Danay Suarez, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians, Driftwood, Scythian, Locos Por Juana, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Big Mean Sound Machine, Suénalo, Spam Allstars, and more to come!

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