Roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo are excited to release a music video for the song “Working On That” written by DtB co-founder Jeb Puryear for their new album Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Donna the Buffalo has been making socially conscious music for the last 25 years. Of this song, Puryear states, “There is a growing cross section of good people, crossing all lines of race, border, religion and economics that will triumph. Their triumph will have no loser, for the victory is peace.”
Directed by Craig Aspen, of The Believers, “Working On That” by Donna the Buffalo features world champion hoop dancer Moontee Sinquah and his sons Sampson and Scott and was filmed in Nashville, TN and Trumansburg, NY. Though the hoop dance is a story-telling dance, it serves more than an entertainment purpose. The hoops themselves (which are hand-made by the artists themselves out of thin piping and colorful tape and ribbons) symbolize the great circle of life, an important concept in most Native American traditions, and most earth-based religious traditions around the world. The hoop dance is also a dance of healing, and is believed to have originated with medicine men, who would pass the hoops over a patient to identify a disease, and then pass them over themselves to cure it.
“Working On That” is their second video from, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday [Sugar Hill Records], which is the group’s 10th studio album and proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, with their signature sound of traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country in an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such. Donna the Buffalo is founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard) along with David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums).
For more information about Donna the Buffalo, please visit www.donnathebuffalo.com.
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