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The White Buffalo: 2015

The White Buffalo with Darren Devivo at WFUV

The White Buffalo with Darren Devivo at WFUV (photo by Kristen Riffert)

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The White Buffalo is singer and songwriter Jake Smith. Jake recently returned to WFUV, visiting with me to discuss his new album, Love and the Death of Damnation, and perform a couple of new songs for us in our Studio A.

Although his last album, 2013’s Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways, was a song cycle about a war veteran’s troubled return to society, this new work is a collection of unrelated portraits and stories. Love and the Death of Damnation is a flawless album of roots rock, alt-country and restless folk that reinforces The White Buffalo’s reputation as one of the premier Americana storytellers in music. He also possesses a mountain of a voice, as you’ll hear in this in-studio session.

[recorded: 10/14/15]

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