Between his gravel-voiced tales of hardship and his epic beard, it’s no surprise that singer-songwriter the White Buffalo has had a total of six of his songs appear on Sons of Anarchy (including the awesome “The Whistler,” which underscored one of last season’s biggest moments).
The man born Jake Smith has several new projects coming up, including a song called “The American Dream” that will be appearing on the soundtrack to The Lone Ranger and a concept album he’s been working on called Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways.
That album, due September 10, is a 14-track examination of an Iraq War veteran, from his enlistment to combat to his eventual return and unraveling. According to Smith, the track “Joey White” is the keystone. “This song follows Joey’s whirlwind military experience,” Smith explains. “Starting with joining, training, and the chaos of combat and war. He’s shot and sent home a changed man.”
Listen to the premiere of “Joey White” exclusively below: