Depending on which story you choose to believe, American singer-songwriter Jake Smith took the stage name The White Buffalo either because it had the sound of the mystical about it – The White Buffalo being an important figure in Lakota Indian mythology – or by drawing it out of a hat of suggestions made by friends and family.  Either way Smith has a way with evocative titles, as attested to by such album titles as Hogtied Like a Rodeo, and Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways, which is a trend he has not broken with his fifth album, Love and the Death of Damnation.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 16th February 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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