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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)



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]