I’ve been traveling around the world for a long time, finding songs in my head like snapshots of how I feel about what I see and the people I meet. I’ve had the blues now and then, but I’ve had all the other colors too; what’s remained consistent is my conclusion, which has always inspired my songs, that life is precious, diverse and worth protecting.
Power in the Blood is my new album – I wrote all but two songs – which I recorded in Toronto with three different producers, who each made choices from my list of songs. There are 4 love songs, 3 social criticisms, 1 blues rocker, 2 songs positive-uppers, 1 campfire song, and a reboot of the title song off my first album, It’s My Way!
I want to send out huge thank you to my manager, Gilles Paquin, and to Geoff Kulawick of True North Records, for putting me in touch and supporting my work with the three producers: Michael Wojewoda, Chris Birkett and Jon Levine.
While each producer recorded with me separately bringing their respective arsenal of unique musicians, we collaborated on completing the album, with Michael doing the final mixes to bring together our various styles. For me, the experience was quite wonderful!
My own fabulous drummer from our touring band, Mike Bruyere (Muniidobenese), plays on “Not the Lovin Kind” and “Sing Our Own Song.” ~ Buffy
- This week, CBC Music Backstage Pass features Buffy Sainte-Marie's performance at the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which is available to watch below, or you can catch the episode on CBC Television this Friday night, October 9, at 12:00am local time (12:30am NL).
Buffy Sainte-Marie has taken home the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for her brand new album Power in the Blood!
Opening the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto at The Carlu last night with an astounding performance of "Power in the Blood" and "Carry It On", Buffy was later awarded the grand prize of $50,000!
The Polaris ...more
- Buffy Sainte-Marie has received a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination in the Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year category, for her critically acclaimed new studio album Power in the Blood. Other nominees in the category include Miranda Currie, The Jerry Cans, Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish, and Laura Vinson and Free Spirit. For a complete list ...more
- Buffy Sainte-Marie will be among the Polaris Prize shortlist nominees performing live at the 2015 Polaris Prize Gala in Toronto on Monday, September 21, 2015.
Hosted by Fred Penner, the Gala will be take place at The Carlu at 8:00pm ET and will be broadcast live via Aux.TV.
Other Polaris Prize shortlist nominees performing at the Gala ...more