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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Donna The Buffalo, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Donna The Buffalo, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe

Donna The Buffalo stays in character

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by AMY HERZOG Special to the Press in Focus

Fans have reason to celebrate because when Donna The Buffalo continues its fall tour with an 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 concert, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, the band will be bringing new music with them to share.

Donna The Buffalo has reached a milestone. The group is recording its 10th album featuring 14 previously unreleased songs. The album is recorded via analog. It will be released on vinyl. The yet-to-be-titled album is to be released in early 2013.

Donna The Buffalo, led by the band's songwriters and the two remaining original members, Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, has created a fresh sound with a newer, bigger band, while featuring the fiddle and accordion work that fans have come to know and expect. This groove-oriented band brings the party to its fans with catchy songs and jams.

"These songs have characters of their own," says Nevins.

Fans seeing the band for the first time can expect to dance because Donna The Buffalo, which is based in Trumansburg, N.Y., is a great Americana-roots music band.

"We rarely play sit-down shows. [The] crowd is intended to really dance from the first note," says Nevins.

Shows during the fall tour will feature an eclectic set list mixing old, new and semi-new material. Its most recent album is "Silverlined" (2008)

"[The] audience wants to hear it all," says Nevins. "[They] are curious about new stuff, but want to hear old favorites, too."