The album kicks off in fine shape with “All Aboard”, a Puryear-penned observation of life and how to live it right, backboned by a churning Mobius strip of fiddle by Nevins. In lesser hands “All Aboard” would come off as preachy; here it’s cool and funky and just enough to make you think while urging you to move something in time to the beat. “All Aboard” indeed – Donna The Buffalo is rolling.
Bassist Kyle Spark and drummer Mark Raudabaugh prove themselves to be a great rhythm team as Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday swings from quasi-surf (“I See How You Are”) to the zydeco/ska hybrid groove of “Love Time” to the windows-down left-arm summer tan of “I Love My Tribe”. The various flavorings are often subtle (again, you never – ever – forget that this is a Donna record) but Raudabaugh and Spark know their stuff when it comes to a fleck of this or a dash of that making the difference.
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