The White Buffalo Performs "Wish It Was True" Acoustic for ARTISTdirect.com
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:26:47
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Every once in a while, a songsmith comes along who can really shake you to your very core with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and some honest words.
It happens in every genre from rock guys like Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, and Aaron Lewis to the modern folk maestros like Ray LaMontagne and Bon Iver. Each of those musicians shares an ability to pen a viscerally vibrant song that's as soothing as it is soaring. They can tell stories with pristine attention to detail so you can practically see the scene as much as you can hear it. That's the mark of timeless songwriting, and it stretches all the way back to the earliest Bob Dylan and Tom Waits recordings.
You can add The White Buffalo to that list. His forthcoming debut album, Once Upon A Time In The West, is a pensive, poignant, and poetic collection of modern folk. He paints elegant pictures of pain, loss, and rebirth over a soft strum. His lilting yet husky delivery remains invigorating and strangely infectious. At the heart of it all, The White Buffalo possesses a mystique that's been absent from modern popular music for so long. That's the real brilliance of what he does. Soulful and strong from start to finish, Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the best albums of 2011.
That said, it was an absolute honor to have The White Buffalo perform acoustically for ARTISTdirect.com. In this exclusive video, he plays "Wish It Was True" from Once Upon A Time In The West. The album is due out digitally November 8, 2011 via Unison Music Group and physically January 2012.
Watch the video now and prepare to be riveted.
What did you think of this performance?