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
- The 2016 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced and Buffy Sainte-Marie has been nominated for three JUNO Awards this year, for Power in the Blood:
Songwriter of the Year
Aboriginal Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year
Congratulations to Buffy, and to all of the nominees. For a full list of nominees, click here.
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- Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this Spring, which takes place over April 22 thru May 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course.
In great company with a stellar and exciting line up, Buffy will perform on Thursday, April 28 on the Fais Do Do stage.
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- 2015's Best Of lists continue to recognize Buffy Sainte-Marie! The Huffington Post has included Buffy's song "Power in the Blood" in their Top 25 Best Songs of the 2015. Check out the who else made the cut here.
- Vulture has included Buffy Sainte-Marie's concert at the Highland Ballroom in New York as one of their Top 10 Best Concerts of 2015, in great company with performances by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Drake, Blur, Nicki Minaj and Sleater-Kinney to name a few. Check out who else made the list here.