Upstate New York's Donna the Buffalo has been active in the music scene for more than two decades. The group is well-known for its distinctive brand of Americana music, mixing its familiar roots with a plethora of genres, ranging from reggae to zydeco to the blues. Donna recently released "Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday," an album that is devoid of heavy production, as it was recorded live, directly onto analog tape. In fact, on this new release, the band presents an entirely different sound than on most previous releases — particularly 2008's "Silverlined," which embraced a radio-friendly, clean-cut sound.
Donna the Buffalo performs Friday, July 12, 6-10 p.m. as part of Band on the Bricks at the Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. Free admission. Cityofrochester.gov/bandsonbricks.