It All Fits Together In A Family Picture

by | Jan 16, 2006

“Every piece is a part of the whole
No one piece more important than the rest” -Tara Nevins

We travelled to Asheville for the weekend, with Saturday night’s Donna The Buffalo show at The Orange Peel being one of the motivating factors. It was only our second time seeing the band, but we’re already hooked.

DTB is a quintet. Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins are the two original members and the songwriting tour de forces behind the group’s success. They also share lead vocalist duties, alternating songs throughout the performance. Jeb plays electric guitar, while Tara plays fiddle, washboard, accordian and acoustic guitar. DTB is hard to categorize, but Americana Pop Rock comes close. They appear to have a jambandish following, but they’re songs are far too tight for the jamband label to stick.

One of the obvious things that can’t be missed when seeing DTB is their positive energy, which manages to affect the audience, as well. This band is clean, like solar or wind energy is clean. Their music makes you feel good, and it’s good for you. Actually, I’m so impressed, I’m going to change the name of this site to Seriously.