Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Post #206: The White Buffalo


***COMING TO VARSITY THEATER ON SEPTEMBER 22ND***
Opening for Chadwick Stokes

Did you know that White Buffalo are extremely rare and could possibly be beefalo?  What is a beefalo you ask?  It is a bison cattle crossbreed.

This is one of the few interesting tidbits I learned while doing research on Jake Smith, otherwise known as The White Buffalo.

To be honest, I don't remember how I came across him a couple of years ago, but with my travel schedule this last week, I was finally able to give it a listen on my trusty travel companion, the ipod.



If you have an ipod, you are familiar with the rating system, where it allows you to give songs up to 5 stars.  With having been very compulsive about rating as many songs as I can and creating different playlists, I have been able to create a playlist of about 11,000 songs, consisting of purchases over the last few years that I haven't had a chance to listen to yet.  When I have time, typically during a flight, I put this playlist on random, bringing music to my ears that I have had for 1, 2 or even 3 years, but haven't had a chance to listen to yet.  This is how I finally came to hear The White Buffalo, and his song "Sweet Hereafter".  Let's just say, it had a 5 star rating after about 30 seconds, and other songs soon followed.

At first, I thought to myself, "I have never heard this Eddie Veddar song before."  After realizing why, I came to the conclusion that this is what Eddie Veddar would have sounded like if he grew up in Birmingham instead of Seattle.

Releasing his first album in 2005 called The White Buffalo EP, there was a pretty big gap until his full length release of Hogtied Revisited, which is a rerecording of a now discontinued and out of print release entitled Hogtied Like a Rodeo.  This is where you will find "Sweet Hereafter".


With one more EP called Prepare for Black and Blue, which was released in November of this last year, we only have 23 songs to enjoy.  Hopefully this is just the start, and we will have a lot of new great music to look forward to.

Unfortunately, my travel schedule has gotten in the way this time, and I won't be able to attend.  At least I can bring him on the plane with me.

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