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The White Buffalo

Recorded Nov. 21, 2014



“At a show in Sacramento, in the space of five minutes, three people came up to me with life-changing stories. They told me how my music had helped them to deal with the loss of people close to them…” 

The White Buffalo is about engagement. The White Buffalo makes people laugh and cry. The White Buffalo is truth and wild imagination working together.

The White Buffalo is Jake Smith – singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories, Emmy nominee; an artist whose voice – a timber-shakin’ baritone of gravitas and gravel – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or curtailed by genre.
And now, on April 17th 2020, The White Buffalo releases new studio album, ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ – a loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also provides piano and keys. With an eclectic history and catalogue to his illustrious name, Shooter doesn’t believe in sticking to the rules. He works with a diverse selection of artists, from Marilyn Manson to Tanya Tucker, and his collaboration with The White Buffalo has produced a special, signature release.

Of the six studio albums and three EPs thus far released under The White Buffalo banner, this latest 11-track outing is the most collaborative and organic, the most sonically round. It’s also the first for Snakefarm Records, a young label within the Universal Music Group focusing on music that’s roots-driven and real.
“I guess what I’ve tried to do with this new album is to represent a broad range of emotions. There’s dark moments here, more uplifting moments, questioning moments, it’s not just one thing. Also, I like to put some confusion into my songs, which is a very human element, I think.”
‘On The Widow’s Walk’ is a bold and compelling statement from a unique talent; an artist whose instinct for working between the musical lines has seen his star very much on the rise, playing to a million followers worldwide and securing a Top 10 spot in the TV / Film Syncs Chart for 2019, with ‘The Woods’ (featured in TV show ‘The Punisher’) also figuring in the Top 10.

With uncontrived, hand-crafted music now receiving increased levels of attention, music straight from source, the timing is perfect for this powerful, provoking new album and a fresh turn of the page.

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Jake Smith who goes under the stage name The White Buffalo is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories and Emmy nominee. Smith is known for his wide range in pitch within his singing, incorporation of whistling into his music, drawing from rock, soul, folk, blues, Americana and more. NPR’s “All Songs Considered” has praised Smith as an “amazing storyteller,” whose lyrics tend towards tales of sorrow, troubled souls, and crossing the line of good and evil. You may recognize The White Buffalo’s music from hit shows such as FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and HBO’s “Californication” as well as “American Dream,” written specifically for the 2013 feature film The Lone Ranger. His 2017 performance highlighted some of his best work up-to-date including hits “The Whistler,” “Oh Darlin’ What Have I Done” and a cover of “Highwayman.”

Run Time: Approx. 57 Minutes
File Size: Approx. 121MB

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