Release date: September 10, 2013
Label: Universal Music Canada, Unison Music Group
Produced by: Bruce Witkin, Ryan Dorn
Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways is the second studio album by Americana singer-songwriter Jake Smith, under the moniker The White Buffalo, released on September 10, 2013 through Universal Music Canada and Unison Music Group. Smith recorded Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways at LA's Unison Music Studios. Produced by the Grammy-nominated team of Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, the album sees the core trio of Jake Smith, bassist Tom Andrews and drummer Matt Lynott joined by ex-Jayhawk Jessy Greene and drumming legend Jim Keltner on "Don't You Want It".
"This is the story of Joe and Jolene, a pair of young outsiders thrust together by chance, forging a deep, emotionally charged relationship that would at once haunt and sustain them throughout their lives. The musical and literary narrative of this album follows our broken hero, Joseph White, through his many trials and tribulations from young adulthood to death. His ballad is a tale of love, war, murder, the search for redemption, and a lifelong experiment of good and evil, asking many of the questions of human existence along the way. It is ultimately a story of hope and the power of love." - Jake Smith