"Donna the Buffalo" is an American band from Trumansburg, New York. They play several musical styles: zydeco, jamming, folk-rock, country rock, reggae and bluegrass. They play both originals (primarily written by Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins) and covers. The followers of the group are called 'The Herd'. The band plays primarily in the Midwest and on the East Coast of the United States. Donna the Buffalo's music is often sociopolitical in nature, calling for peace and justice. Other songs refer to timeless themes, such as love, birth and death. Donna the Buffalo is the founding and host band of the annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.
Donna the Buffalo
*Tara Nevins- vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordian, washboard
*Jeb Puryear- lead guitar, vocals
*Tom Gilbert- drums
*Kathy Ziegler- keyboards
*Bill Reynolds- Bass
Songwriting duties are generally split between Nevins and Puryear. Past members have included keyboardists Joe Thrift and Richie Stearns, drummers Shane Lamphier and Jimmy Triplett, as well as guitarist Jim Miller. Jeb's brother, Jordon Puryear, played bass for the group for a while, as did Jed Greenberg. In 2006 Keyboardist David McCracken filled in...