Jesse Hamm took this footage of Donna the Buffalo at last Thursday’s Orange Peel show.
Last week’s story from Xpress writer Dane Smith on Donna.
And more on Donna’s Asheville connections, from BlogAsheville:
“Bass player Jay Sanders has lived here for 12 years and has played music throughout these times. He started off as a bass player with Snake Oil Medicine show when they first moved into the WNC Scene and played with CX-1 for a brief period as well. Jay also plays with Acoustic Syndicate and a Jazz Group called the E.Normus trio. Look for some collaborative projects from him starting February, Tuesday nights at the Rocket Club…
Dave McCracken, the keyboard player, has family ties for generations in Asheville. His father, James, was born a raised here playing music at the Grove Park during his late teens before moving on to Greensboro where he opened a music store. Dave’s grandfather, Cicero Jr. was born in 1911 in town and his great grandfather, Cicero, was a country doctor that rode through Fairview on horseback to treat patients at home. Dave was born in Greensboro to the music scene there and continues to stop through Asheville with many collaborative projects with Hobex Cyril Lance, Folkswaggin, and Cosmic Charlie. He also was an engineer at Moog in Asheville building analog synthesisers for a little over a year.
Vic Stafford, the drummer, was born and raised in Asheville, having even gone to the Biltmore School before it shut down. He has collaborated on projects with stephaniesid, the Goodies and Kat Williams. Steven Heller from Upstream Productions is one of Vic’s mentors and co-collaborators. He has also frequently does work with both Collapseable Studios and Echo Mountain.”