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
- Buffy Sainte-Marie will make her highly anticipated return to the Regina Folk Festival this coming August.
Also featuring performances by Tegan and Sara, Lights, Marty Stuart, Coeur de Pirate and many others, the festival will take place at Victoria Park in Regina over August 10 through August 13, 2017.
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- Buffy Sainte-Marie recently headed into the studio with Tanya Tagaq for a Polaris Collaboration Session. With producer Jon Levine at the helm, the two Polaris Music Prize winners teamed up at The Orange Lounge in Toronto to record "You Got To Run (Spirit of the Wind)". The song was originally written and recorded by Buffy ...more
- Buffy Sainte-Marie, the iconic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, social activist, educator, philanthropist and visual artist, has been awarded the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. Buffy will receive this honour at the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, April 1st in Ottawa, ON, in recognition of her dedication to protecting indigenous communities and indigenous intellectual property, ...more
- Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform live at the 2017 Indspire Awards in Ottawa, ON on Friday, March 24, 2017.
The Indspire Awards will be celebrating its 24th anniversary in conjunction with Canada’s 150th anniversary at the National Arts Centre. Ticket packages can be purchased here.
Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the ...more