Donna the Buffalo
As the U.S. Olympic trials for canoe slalom wind down and an orange glow descends over the rapids, Donna the Buffalo will cap off the weekend’s events at the U.S. National Whitewater Center before a finale of fireworks hit the sky. DtB have been infusing their brand of soulful roots music with elements of zydeco, rock, country and folk for two decades. The band’s feel-good vibes are a conduit for dancing, while the lyrics lean toward the socially conscious. The band has plenty of new material as they continue work on their 10th album. U.S. National Whitewater Center. www.usnwc.org.
— Jeff Hahne