The White Buffalo Is A Powerful Presence At Ohana Fest Jake Smith's Intensity Rattles The Nerves
DANA POINT, CA-
“… For years, one of my friends has been preaching the glory of The White Buffalo. I’ve been following Jake Smith (p/k/a “The White Buffalo) since his 2013 album Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways. There’s something earthy about the man and his music. It’s music that’s grounded in the day-to-day, imbued with the hardness that life can cast on a soul. With every song, you get the feeling that there was a large bottle of whiskey right next to the writer’s pen.
Jake is a big burly man, and as soon as I saw him take the stage, his trademark beard in tow, I saw The White Buffalo manifest itself in real life. On stage, you get the feeling that he’s an outlaw ready deliver some heavy, beautiful news, and when he sings, he sings with a passion that truly rattled the nerves awake.
Jake’s musical stylings and intensity has been favorably compared to Eddie Vedder, and while I had hoped for Mr. Vedder to join Jake on stage for a collaboration, that didn’t happen. It’s all for the best though, as that much intensity on stage would have blown out a speak or two …”