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The Believers on Tour This Summer and Fall

Select Shows with Donna the Buffalo

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THE BELIEVERS’ lead singer/songwriters Craig Aspen and Cynthia Frazzini met in Seattle and began a serious love affair with old school Country, Soul and Roots music. Their musical journey began playing a unique brand of music that has since earned them praise from contemporaries Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale and BBC Radio’s Bob Harris, who declared them as simply, “Brilliant.”

The Believers have released three albums and are presently touring in support of their Motown-esque new single, “Gimme Some Love.”

When asked to describe their music, Craig and Cynthia don’t miss a beat saying,  “We’re a rock band with a country problem.”  Britain’s Rock n Reel Magazine recently wrote that THE BELIEVERS are “What Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three might’ve sounded like if they’d jammed with The White Stripes.”

The new single ‘Gimme Some Love’ is their first new recording in five years and was produced by Donna The Buffalo’s Jeb Puryear. The Believers’ Craig Aspen also directed Donna The Buffalo’s most recent video “I Love My Tribe” which debuted on CMT to much praise.

The Believers and Donna the Buffalo are on tour together this summer:
July 27 Spokane, WA
July 28 Seattle, WA
July 29 Portland, OR
July 30 Eugene, OR
August 1 Los Angeles, CA
August 2 Pioneer Town, CA
August 3 San Francisco, CA
August 4 Santa Cruz, CA
August 5 Chico, CA
August 9 Denver, CO

BELIEVERS only:
August 27 Nashville, TN
Sept 11 New York, NY
Sept 12 Washington DC
Sept 14 Delaplane, VA
Sept 15 Annapolis, MD (w/Donna the Buffalo)
Sept 27 Nashville, TN

See www.thebelieversUSA.com for details

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Listen in to the podcast of an interview with Larry and Jenny Keel:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/LarryandJennyKeel.mp3

Hear a studio session w Tara Nevins & Jeb Puryear of Donna the Buffalo:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/TaraAndJeb.mp3

Listen to the session with The Believers at:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/TheBelievers.mp3

TUNE IN for more great interviews with Eternal JamNation at www.eternaljamnationradio.com

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Have you Herd? Donna The Buffalo plays Colorado

Thursday – Saturday: The Sandbar Vail (4-14), The Bluebird Theatre (4-15) and The Fox (4-16)

Whitewater Ramble and The Believers open the evenings

Photo by Jim Gavenus

Sandbar Vail ~ Thursday, April 14th
970-476-4314
2161 North Frontge Road
Vail, Co 81657
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Bluebird Theater ~ Friday, April 15th
(303) 377-1666
3317 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

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Fox Theatre ~ Saturday, April 16th
(303) 447-0095
1135 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Photo by Richard Allen

Donna the Buffalo’s feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country remaining fiercely independent as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands and has “earned a reputation as one of the most respected, eclectic and hardest-working acts today,” praises Encore.

The dynamic songwriting tandem of vocalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins have penned over 150 songs in their collaboration with DTB and have many more in the making. Although never writing a set list for live show, the Erie Times notes, “they stick to a pattern…usually alternating between Puryear’s rhythmic, Dylan-influenced, guitar-centered songs and Nevins’ breezy, melodic, accordion-driven gems like the folksy Tides of Time and infectious Locket and Key.” As of late, Nevins and Puryear have also been known to perform as a duo on air and at live shows, which is always enjoyable to the fans to hear their favorite DtB songs in stripped down arrangments. The band’s 2008 release Silverlined, on Sugar Hill Records, rose to #8 on the Americana Music Chart and they are heading in studio this spring to work on their 10th album with the current band lineup of Puryear on guitar, Nevins on fiddle, guitar, accordion, and scrubboard, keyboardist Dave McCracken, bassist Kyle Spark, and drummer Vic Stafford.

Nevins & Larry Cambell. Photo by John D Kurc.

Co-DtB bandleader and American roots traditionalist, Tara Nevins, releases an exploration of her own heritage, musical and otherwise, in Wood and Stone, her first solo album since Mule to Ride in 1999 on Sugar Hill Records. Wood and Stone showcases her ever-evolving repertoire as she journeys both back to her own “roots” and head-long into new territory. Set for a May 3, 2011 release date, the album was produced by Larry Campbell with guests including Levon Helm, Jim Lauderdale, Allison Moorer, Teresa Williams and more.

Donna the Buffalo’s fervent fan base, self-named The Herd, follows the band with zeal and has created a unique and supportive community online and at DTB shows across the nation. Puryear declares, “The main thing I like to say about The Herd is that you don’t have to do anything to be a member. You just have to like a song.” In an interview with The Roanoke Times, Nevins conveys, “It’s a great feeling to promote such a feeling of community, like you’re really part of something that’s happening, like a movement or a positive force…All those people that come and follow you and you recognize them and you become friends with them — you’re all moving along for the same purpose. It is powerful. It’s very powerful, actually.” When asked in an interview with the Weekender in PA what new people should look forward to experiencing at a show, Nevins replied “a really friendly, comfortable crowd, and a real community-oriented, positive experience.”

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The Believers

THE BELIEVERS have a serious love for old school country music. They can’t help it if they were raised on punk rock & metal. Founding members Craig Aspen & Cyd Frazzini formed THE BELIEVERS ten years ago in Seattle amid the Alt. Country- No Depression boom of that time and have been recording and performing ever since. Three albums and a decade later they’ve stayed true to their Country/ Rock /Soul sound that has earned them praise from contemporaries like Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale and the BBC Radio’s Bob Harris who declared them simply, “Brilliant.”

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Self-described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound – bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums and Vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, WhiteWater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.

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The Believers sing “Higher Ground” at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on 28 Jan. 2010. Joined by Tara Nevins, Dave McCracken, Jay Sanders and Vic Stafford of Donna the Buffalo.

www.myspace.com/thebelieversmusic

Video by Chuck Allen

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