The sixth full-length record for White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith), continues his working man appeal. A rebel in his single-minded career course, which has earned him a loyal following, his latest offering gets into the honky-tonk-blues territory, along with the shite kicking Americana sound we have all grown to love. His voice is still as lush and compelling as ever. Replete with Smith’s cornerstone style of vividly characterized humans, with all of their emotional physiognomies and fallibility, while still reaching into your soul to help you better understand their plight one compelling note at a time. Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights exhibits the hue of insight and compassion towards outsiders and troubled souls with resolute unwavering. It is in the storytelling and his distinctive voice that you are once again enraptured. So that’s the short of it.
The White Buffalo Reveiw: Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights
1. Hide And Seek 3:04
2. Avalon 2:54
3. Robbery 3:57
4. The Observatory 3:48
5. Madam's Soft, Madam's Sweet 3:26
6. Nightstalker Blues 2:47
7. If I Lost My Eyes 4:00
8. Border Town / Bury Me In Baja 3:21
9. The Heart And Soul Of The Night 3:28
10. I Am The Moon 3:18
Released on October 6, 2017
Unison Music Group
Seven up-tempo songs with three slower songs that are tinted with stories of midlife and our modern world today.