If you are a painter, musician, singer, or another kind of artist, achieving career longevity can be difficult.
For Donna The Buffalo, her longevity is due to her passion for original music.
“We love what we do, we are clearly passionate about it, and we are fortunate to have some really great followers who follow us and listen to us. increase.” Original member Tara Nevins said:
The band’s huge fan base is called “herd”.
And that’s a big part of the support, she said. The band is very much a grassroots activity and the band members are dependent on each other rather than a large corporation. Members don’t worry about being dropped by record labels.
“We’ve always done everything ourselves. We never thought we’d do anything else.” Nevins said.
Nevins and another original member, Jeb Puryear, wrote most of the band’s songs. They’ll be presenting new material at soundchecks and rehearsals, and according to Nevins, the rest of the band will be doing their own parts.
“Nothing is overly structural. And it usually works pretty well. If you have a suggestion, make a suggestion. If something needs to change, change something.” But most of the time you lay out an arrangement, play it and see where it falls. Nevins said.
Nevins takes inspiration for her songs from everything around her. Song ideas come from all directions. When she writes songs, it’s usually composed with a guitar.
“It could be something in my life, or it could be something in someone else’s life. It could be as simple as running down the road and seeing something on the side of the road.” No. It could be as simple as a pile of fallen leaves on the side of the road, or it could be something like something very topical going on in life. she said.
Good melodies and good lyrics are Nevins’ definition of what makes a song good or bad.she’s good at singing “A little extra.”
“You feel it in your bones. You hear it in your ears. You feel it in your soul. You just feel it. It moves you in a certain way.” Nevins said
The song is catchy and may play over and over in your head.
“Whether it’s the rhythm, the melody, whether it’s the theme, the lyrical theme, it’s just something, something that grabs you, makes you stick with it, makes you want to hear it again. is.” Added Nevins.
Or, she said, the song can be heard universally if it means different things to different people.
Donna The Buffalo is slated for Friday at the Spire Theater on E. Third St. 317. For more information, visit donnathebuffalo.com or inspirejamestown.com.