The distinctive, groove-heavy and danceable American roots music group Donna the Buffalo will be appearing in concert with world-renowned drummer Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band.
One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America 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 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, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with. Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (Hammond organ, Honer Clavinet and piano), Kyle Spark (bass,) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums).
Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band were formed one year ago but are already receiving rave reviews for their fantastic live shows from their four tours of the United States. Founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Butch Trucks is joined on stage by world renowned blues guitar slinger Damon Fowler, who brings his highly acclaimed playing and unique vocals to the Freight Train stage and music. Keyboard master, Bruce Katz, who has appeared on over 72 albums, joins The Freight Train directly from his recent touring duties with The Gregg Allman Band. Florida-based percussionist Garrett Dawson of The Dickey Betts Band adds his unique percussion style and rhythms to the musical mix. The newest addition to the band is renowned blues hall of famer, guitarist Chris Vitarello. Chris has performed with iconic musicians Bernard Purdie, John Hammond, and Jimmy McGriff to name just a few. Rounding out the band is the young and very talented Heather Gillis, whose vocals, guitar playing, and performance tie together this amazing representation of the past, present and future of Roots Rock and the Blues.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.