The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith. Born in Oregon, and raised in California, Jake Smith grew up listening to Country music and punk rock. He studied history at university. His largest musical influences are folk singers such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. He was raised an atheist by his family, however he has said in recent times that he believes there could be a God (although he conforms to no organised religion). Source: Wikipedia.