Donna The Buffalo & Peter Rowan on ‘The Stampede’

On a mission to raise awareness about corporate money in politics, Donna The Buffalo and Peter Rowan will embark on “The Stampede” tour beginning Nov. 11 in Ardmore, Pa.  The project is headed up by ice-cream man Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s.

Photo: John Davisson
MagnoliaFest, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.

“The Stampede” is as much a political statement as it is an adventure in music.  Led by Cohen, The Stampede promotes rubber-stamping messages on paper currency as a way to demonstrate outrage over corporate influences in today’s political environment.  The organization states that it is “united to stamp the $ out of politics.”

That method of protest will also be evident at the upcoming shows.  Stampede rubber stamps, which usually sell for $10, will be available for a suggested donation of $5. According to Stampede, each bill will be seen by 875 people upon returning to circulation.  The organization states that if “3,000 stampers stamp three bills a day for a year,” the result will be 2.8 billion impressions after the paper currency goes back into circulation.

“As a band, we have made a long term commitment to join this burgeoning movement,” Donna The Buffalo’s Jeb Puryear said.  “It is clear to us that we will never get significant government action on issues like healthcare, student debt, Wall Street banks, the environment, and corporate tax evasion until we outlaw legalized corporate bribery of our politicians.”

Here are the dates:

Nov. 11 – Ardmore, Pa., The Ardmore Music Hall
Nov. 12 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
Nov. 13 – Rochester, N.Y., German House Theater
Nov. 14 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 15 – Stowe, Vt., Spruce Peak Arts Center
Nov. 18 – Wilmington, N.C., Ziggy’s By The Sea
Nov. 19 – Winston-Salem, N.C. , Ziggy’s
Nov. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., Neighborhood Theatre
Dec. 2 – Morgantown, W.V., Mainstage Morgantown
Dec. 3 – Kent, Ohio, The Kent Stage
Dec. 4 – Chicago, Ill., Old Town School Of Folk Music

More dates to be announced.

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