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Donna The Buffalo is coming to Jamestown in November, and will bring a new album to share with area residents.

The band is set to perform tunes from its new album, “Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday,” at the Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.

The band, which is comprised of original members Jeb Puryear on guitar and vocals and Tara Nevins, vocalist, who also plays accordion, fiddle, guitar and scrubboard; also features Dave McCracken, keyboardist; Mark Raudabaugh, drummer; and Kyle Spark, bassist.

According to Nevins, the album was made in a very relaxed way, and people should pick it up to decide what they think is good about it. It was released in June, and a vinyl version is also available.

“We recorded it in a church while sitting around in a circle,” Nevins said. “We did it all on a two-inch tape – it’s all analog – so it’s sort of old school. It did well on the Americana radio charts. It peaked at No. 5 after being in the top 10 for months – I think it was nicely received. But, we’re already talking about the next one – you move on.”

Several tunes Nevins enjoys singing live from “Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday” include: “I Love My Tribe,” “I See How You Are,” “One Day At A Time” and “Don’t Know What We’ve Got.” But, she also has a ton of fun playing fiddle and accordion on Puryear’s tunes such as: “All Aboard” and “Why You Wanna Leave Me.”

“We’ll play most all of the new stuff from the record, we’ll play the old standards and some new ones that we haven’t even recorded yet,” Nevins said.

Opening for Donna The Buffalo are Bill Ward and Amanda Barton, whom Nevins knows well from The Great Blue Heron Festival and Big Leg Emma.

“They go way back, we’ve known them for years – so that’ll be fun,” Nevins said. “It’s going to be a good time. If people like to dance they need to come out. Or if they want a feel-good, uplifting time they should also come out. Thanksgiving is the day before, so it’s a festive time. People should start the holidays with a nice dance party.”

The event is for those age 21 or older. Tickets, which are $20, can be ordered by calling John Streed, of Blue Moon Management, at 499-9638 or online at www.broken-glass-production.com.

Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion is located at 26 Jackson Ave. in Jamestown. For more information, call 483-0777, visit www.donnathebuffalo.com or search for “Donna the Buffalo” on Facebook.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.


Feature Creatures Misfits Costume Party Set For Tonight: A costume party with Feature Creatures, a Misfits tribute band, and a new wave, punk rock dance party with Bax To The Future is set for 10 p.m. at Mojo’s, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more information search for “Mojo’s” on Facebook.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Wits ‘N Giggles Comedy Show Set For Saturday: Due to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena hosting The Legends of Wrestling event Friday, the Wits ‘N Giggles comedy show will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. The show will feature Shannon Thompson and Jake Dickey.

The arena is located at 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 484-2624 or visit www.jamestownarena.com.

Jamestown Audubon To Host Farm To Fork Dinner And Auction Saturday: The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host a Farm to Fork dinner and auction at the Conewango Club, 201 Market St. in Warren, Pa. beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will feature locally raised meats, vegetables and wine. Live music will be provided by Ellen Paquette, harpist. The live auction, which will feature original artwork, jewelry, bed and breakfast retreats and more, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Serving as announcer for the evening is Mike Peterson, and emcee is Pat Farrell.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jasauction.weebly.com.

Chautauqua County Local Legends Of Music Memorial Fund Rap Show Set For Sunday: The Musicians Memorial rap show is set for Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at Chautauqua Music, 110 E. Second St. in Jamestown.

The show will feature Behind The Mic Entertainment’s Mike Lane, South Dayton’s Finest, FROST and special guest Too Skinny who will perform and sign autographs.

For more information, call 814-670-9151, search for “Chautauqua County Local Legends of Music Memorial Fund” on Facebook or visit www.sites.google.com/site/annuallocalmusiciansmemorial.

In Our Back Yard Live November Show Set For Tuesday: The November edition of Trinity Guitars’ In Our Back Yard Live is set for Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The show will feature Infinity Visual And Performing Arts’ SYMBA, a duo that includes Hayley Restivo and Ryan Hawkins, and the saxophone duo of Jacob Swanson and Sara Marchitelli.

Trinity Guitars is located at 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information call 665-4490 or search for “In Our Back Yard – Live” on Facebook.

Infinity’s Second Coffee And Canvas Workshop Set For Wednesday: Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is set to host Coffee and Canvas art workshops that will put students face to face with area instructors.

The workshops are split into three sessions, each with a single instructor. Session one with Gary Peters Jr. was held in October. Session two with Deb Eck is set for Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Session three with Vince Liuzzo is set for Friday, Jan. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The classes are intended for those 16 years old and above. Each session is $25, and materials are provided. The Infinity Arts Center is located at 115 E. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 664-0991 or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org.

Jamestown Applebee’s Restaurant Encourages Community To Say Thanks To Veterans: In honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, Applebee’s restaurant in Jamestown is participating in an ongoing effort to support servicemen and women by asking the community to visit www.thankyoumovement.com to leave a personal message of support.

The community which submits the most thank you messages will be declared the “Most Thankful Neighborhood” and will receive a free concert by multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw. Messages can be submitted until Veterans Day.


To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email drader@post-journal.com or call 487-1111, ext. 253 by Monday.


Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Reg Fall Film Series “The Butler”: 8 p.m., Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown.


Brian Chase: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Peek’n Peak, 1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.

Black Widow: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Murdock’s, 104 E. Main St. in Sherman.


Reg Fall Film Series “The Butler”: 8 p.m., Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown.

No Limit: 8-10 p.m., Camp Onyasha.

A Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival: 8 p.m., Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third St. in Warren, Pa.

Halloween Party With Pressure Sensitive: 8-11 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Ken Hardley And The Henways: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Mayville American Legion, 144 S. Erie St. in Mayville.

DJ Griz: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Murdock’s, 104 E. Main St. in Sherman.

Buck Wild Band: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Peek’n Peak, 1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.