THE WHITE BUFFALO + SHAWN JAMES - Presented By F7 Entertainment

Fri Aug 16 2024

7:00 PM Doors

Hollywood Theatre

3123 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6K 2H2

$45.55

Ages 19+

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THE WHITE BUFFALO + SHAWN JAMES - Presented By F7 Entertainment

  • The White Buffalo

    The White Buffalo

    Alternative Country

    “Everyone knows that you can sing...”

    For The White Buffalo – aka singer/songwriter/guitarist Jake Smith, Oregon-born, Southern California-raised – it was time to take the less travelled path; to assemble notions for studio album Number 8, the follow-up to ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ (Snakefarm, 2020), and embark on a voyage of discovery.

    Out with the old, the organic, the expected, the tried; in with the new–new producer, new studio, new location, no distractions, no looking back...

    Enter ‘Year Of The Dark Horse’...

    “You think we’re a country band? A folk band? Americana? Rock? What the fuck are you gonna say now?!” laughs Jake. “With this album, I wanted something outside of what I’ve ever done. I wanted to open up. Do something dangerous. I’m hard to put into a singular genre as it is, but now I really wanted to take away any kind of preconception or pigeon-holing.

    And don’t ask me, cos I don’t know what it is! It’s a genre-bending thing–there’s elements and influences from ELO, Daniel Lanois, Tom Waits, The Boss, circus, pirate music, yacht rock, and I’m driving and pushing some of these numbers in a way I’ve never done before.“

    At the top of the pandemic, I put the acoustic guitar on its stand, got a synthesizer and began writing on it, not really knowing how to play keys, just exploring the different sounds and landscapes. In the not knowing, it allowed me to expand my vocal melodies and compositions in ways the guitar had possibly limited.”


    When Jake, flanked by regular touring/recording compadres, bassist/keyboard player /guitarist Christopher Hoffeeand drummer Matt Lynott, crossed the threshold of East Nashville’s Neon Cross Studio, a converted Southern Baptist Church, he wasn’t chapter an’ verse prepared, as usual.

    The time before recording had been a crazy one, so there were a bunch of loose ends to be tied (“I’m a perpetual procrastinator”–Jake), plus only three of the 12 songs had been completely written.Jake had maps in his head, but most were mere bones of compositions with only a few key lyrics penned. This allowed producer/studio owner Jay Joyce–plus trusted assistant, Jason Hall–the wiggle room to really get involved, to guide and explore new frontiers ...

    It was a whirlwind of creativity,” recalls Jake. “We tracked 12 songs in 11 days; no over-thinking, no looking for perfection, no egos, no playing it safe, just feel, and I’ve never had a producer act so much like a producer... twisting, elevating and contorting our talents!

    With an impressive clientele numbering Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Fidlar, Ashley McBryde, Halestorm, Little Big Town, Cage The Elephant, to name just a few, multi-instrumentalist Joyce has a reputation for working at an intense level.

    He’s a Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year (2018), has 4 CMA and 5 ACM Awards, and when it comes to making music, the Ohio native is never one to take the obvious route–perfect for an album featuring a dozen musical vignettes, individual yet constant in flow; an album loosely based around the shifting of the seasons and the shifting of a relationship; an album showing off the complete scope of Jake’s song-writing craft, from the stripped back to the fully loaded...

    Jake is fierce, he basically wrote a whole movie,” says Jay.“We holed up in an old church, in the midst of the pandemic. It was just the four of us, making the soundtrack to his movie, and I have to say, it was inspirational.”

    To keep the storyline as clear as possible, the 12 songs were recorded in sequence, with every square inch of Neon Cross brought into play; a new sonic palette was required, a unique set of sounds, and if it meant pushing the musicians into new, sometimes uncomfortable, areas, well, that was the price to pay...

    Oh, he would break at least one of us on the daily!” exclaims Jake.“At some point, we all questioned if we could even sing or play! We’d start at 11, have lunch at one or two, be done by seven, and we felt like we’d gone to war!! Exhausted, our heads spinning. Like, what did we even do today?!

    For ‘Year Of The Dark Horse’ to achieve its full potential, Jake knew the experience had to be immersive, which is why the Nashville location proved crucial. Not only were the three musicians away from the lures of home, but the house they all stayed in was just a block from the studio, and filled with a variety of instruments. Wherever they were, they could hone in on the project, and some of the songs came together while the clock was ticking...

    I wrote ‘Love Song #3’eight days into recording,” remembers Jake. “I knew the story and the scope of the album needed a true love song, so I wrote one from a melody I had swimming around in my head.

    “I work strangely well under desperate conditions,”
    he continues, making sure to give credit to his fellow musicians, his ‘band of brothers’; they hadn’t heard the songs at all prior to entering the studio, “coming in blind”, but they collectively stepped up to the plate, and beyond, sometimes getting a tune out of instruments they’d never even heard of!

    As for Jake, he was happy to embrace a project where new boxes were being ticked on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. This time around, it was all about building on glories past, adding fresh, exciting, more left-field moments to a style and a sound that has seen his music growing in stature worldwide, supported by key placements in the worlds of TV and film (‘Sons Of Anarchy’, ‘Californication’, ‘The Punisher’, ‘TheTerminal List’, etc.).

    Over the years, Jake has built a second-to-none reputation for the emotional weight of his music, and here this core element dramatically underpins a body of work that allows the imagination of the listener to play an important part throughout, building on a tale of debauchery (of the drunken variety) and blame, of love and loss, a life lived against the odds, the whole thing set in one lunar year, following our anti-her through the highs and lows of the seasons.

    And who is this mysterious Donna? And what was she doing in the bar? And in the bathroom?!(‘She Don’t Know That I Lie’). She’s right there at the heart of the action, and the song that bears her name is probably the most propulsive on the album–an open display of Jake’s deep regard for the great Jeff Lynne...

    During the pandemic, I would ride around on my bike with a speaker on the back, tripping balls, and listening to ELO,” he recollects.“I love Jeff Lynne!

    Hard on the stiletto’d heels of ‘Donna’ comes album closer ‘Life Goes On’, which bring things to a conclusion in gentle, reflective tones. Jake felt his way through the song in the studio, then when he stepped up to do it for real, was told by Joyce that his first take was ‘the one’...

    He wouldn’t let me have another crack! ‘You can’t beat that!’ One single imperfect take when I wasn’t even aware we were recording. Pure, honest, true...

    Which effectively sums up ‘YOTDH’ as a whole, The White Buffalo’s most unpredictable and inventive work to date, the most well-rounded, too–surprising, spontaneous and spectacularly genre resistant.

    Year Of The Dark Horse’, coming soon v iaSnakefarm: normal rules do not apply.
    Full track-listing:-
    1.Not Today
    2.Winter Act 2
    3.Kingdom For A Fool
    4.Love Will Never Come/Spring’s Song
    5.She Don’t Know That I Lie
    6.C’mon Come Up Come Out
    7.Love Song #3
    8.Heart Attack
    9.Am I Stil lA Child
    10.52 Card Pickup
    11.Donna
    12.Life Goes On
     
  • Shawn James

    Shawn James

    Folk-Blues

    Hey there, this is Shawn James.

    I’ve had way too many writers think they could sum me up & relay what I’m about from an hourlong conversation so they could write my “bio” but I’ve had it. Screw that. I’ll tell it in my own words.

    I was born & raised In Chicago, Illinois. I grew up on the south side of the city where I attended a gospel church. I was always around a lot of heartfelt soulful music & hardworking, real, down to earth people. Although I no longer abide by any religion, I value the times I had and how they shaped me to be what I am now.

    I’ve moved around quite a bit living in all different parts of the US. While absorbing all sorts of different cultures from here & around the world, I’ve developed my own sound.

    I started releasing my own music in 2012 and haven’t stopped since. I play a wide range of music from folk to blues, r&b, Gospel to rock, metal & alotta things in between. The main constant amongst all the genres would be that it’s all done with emotion, feeling, heart & a lotta soul. I mean what I say & deeply feel what I play.

    I play covers of songs I dig sometimes and although some people may only know me because of those, I’m hardly just a cover artist.

    If you come see me play live and expect just one style or aspect of what I do, you may be disappointed to learn that our shows are a roller coaster of emotions, musical styles, intensity & energy. I get bored easily & love to mix things up. Be ready & bring your ear plugs just in case..

    I’ve always been the underdog so to speak since I’ve never had the backing of a large record label, big marketing firm or massive PR company & I truly like it that way. I feel as though I’ve earned what I have through hard work, determination, a good bit of luck & the great relationships with people I’ve made along the way. I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way being in this“music business industry” and that’s alright by me. I’ve seen that with your support (the listeners out there) I can make my wildest dreams come true.

    If you want to listen to an artist that’s authentic, genuine & original then you’ve come to the right place.

    I hope you enjoy the music & will join me on this journey that I’m so extremely grateful to be on.

    Thank you all so very much.

    Love,
    Shawn James

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THE WHITE BUFFALO + SHAWN JAMES - Presented By F7 Entertainment

Fri Aug 16 2024 7:00 PM Doors

Hollywood Theatre Vancouver BC
THE WHITE BUFFALO + SHAWN JAMES - Presented By F7 Entertainment

$45.55 Ages 19+

General Admission - Standing Room Only

Delivery Delay: Ticket delivery will be delayed until two (2) days prior to event date.
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Photo ID Required: Ticket holders must present physical government issued photo ID upon entry. Photos and photocopies of your ID will not be accepted.

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Ages 19+
limit 4 per person
General Admission
Standing Room Only
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$45.55 ($34.50 + $11.05 fees)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 19 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. ALL SALES FINAL. No refunds or exchanges.