Free outdoor concerts tend to bring out the part of us that never wants to let the summer go—what summer meant before we spent most of it cooped up indoors at work. However, I began to rethink the reason for the healthy early crowd forming last night, early evening. In our short walk from the […]
With his long brown hair, an intimidating beard and his don't-fuck-with-me look, the White Buffalo—who was born into this world as Jake Smith—is a throwback to a time when rough-and-tumble, hard-drinking artists (à la Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart) resonated with audiences more than manufactured, über-produced pop stars. But Smith connects with a range of […]
The White Buffalo December 14, 2010 Detroit Bar Not much is known or written about singer-songwriter, The White Buffalo. Just finding his real name is difficult. But to those who know his music or have heard him play, they're sold. The following isn't great, but it's growing. It's how the elusive figure likes it; an organic, […]
The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith: 'I Didn't Know I Could Sing at All, or That I Had an Interesting Voice'
Folk singer Jake Smith, a.k.a. the White Buffalo, has released his new five-track EP entitled Prepare for Black N Blue. Smith captivates his audiences with his folksy jangles, earthy vocals and poetic lyrics. Even though he doesn't quite understand the comparison to Eddie Vedder, his vocal range is quite similar at times. ] If you get […]