Mid-April inspiration: Donna the Buffalo
I feel certain that it strains my credibility to claim that Donna the Buffalo is one of my favorite bands, because, you know, I say that a lot. But the fact is that I’ve seen more Donna the Buffalo shows than any other artist, and used to actually follow them around as part of "The Herd." I still see them whenever I can, as their fantastic sound, happy vibe, and simple, upbeat message of love and peace, is intoxicating and incredibly uplifting.
Two great songwriters and musicians are the backbone of Donna the Buffalo: Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear. If you are unfamiliar with their music, I encourage you to explore more of their wonderful songs. We are taking inspiration today from a newer song by Jeb, and you can see and hear Tara singing. Tara plays acoustic guitar, fiddle, and accordion, and Jeb plays electric guitar.
I feel like Jeb is singing directly to me when I listen to this. Hope you like it, too.
Looking forward to reading your (new) poems inspired by this song and message. Congratulations to all of you who are keeping up with 30 poems this April! Go, Toads! Go!