Sunday, February 18, 2018
The White Buffalo with Andrea Davidson
Mercy Lounge
Wed, Feb 14 8:00 pm


The White Buffalo: "I've always taken great pleasure in being difficult to categorize," says the White Buffalo's big-voiced frontman, Jake Smith. Since releasing his first album in 2002, Smith has explored the grey area between genres, carving out a sound rooted in dark folk, countrified soul, cinematic storytelling and roadhouse-worthy rock. He keeps things unclassifiable on the White Buffalo's sixth album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, the most hard-hitting, electrified album of his career.  Although recorded in Smith's hometown of Los Angeles, where he grew up listening to the country twang of George Jones and the pissed-off punk of Bad Religion, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights looks to the passion and punch of White Buffalo's live shows for inspiration. Smith has been a road warrior for more than a decade, doubling as his own tour manager along the way. Gig after gig, he's built a cult following without a major label's support, boosting his band's international visibility with more than a dozen TV-worthy songs — including the Emmy-nominated "Come Join the Murder" — that were featured on shows like Sons of Anarchy and Californication. Andrea Davidson: Andrea Davidson is an independent pop, singer-songwriter well-known for engaging audiences as a multi-instrumentalist, and powerful one-woman performer. Opening for a diverse roster of renowned figures including Robert Earl Keen and the Dali Llama, Andrea has toured extensively in the United States and overseas.  Thousands of performances nationwide have showcased Andrea’s ability to play her uniquely muted strat, while simultaneously beatboxing and controlling drums with both feet. An effortlessly flexible range paired with authentic vocal characteristics further define her unique and unforgettable sound.   

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