DWF LIVE with Buffy Sainte-Marie – June 1

Buffy Sainte-Marie will appear on a very special edition of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund’s DWF Live this Monday, June 1 at 1:30pm ET over on the DWF Facebook page. This edition will feature the premiere of a video lesson from Buffy on the science of music using a mouthbow, and will be followed by a live Q&A with Buffy.

DWF Live is a series of online sessions featuring Artist Ambassador interviews, hosted by The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) as an extension of their Legacy Schools High School Artist Ambassador Program. These sessions connect viewers to Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to build awareness, education and connection. Check out all DWF Live Sessions on their Youtube page.

#CanadaPerforms – “Hey Little Rockabye” Reading on Facebook Live – May 29

Buffy Sainte-Marie will read her brand new children’s book, Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby for Pet Adoption, on Facebook Live as part of the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms series. This live streamed event will occur on Friday, May 29 at 7:00pm ET, over at Buffy’s Facebook page.

Hey Little Rockabye is available now via Greystone Books!

Order online or find it in stores.

JUNOs 365 Songwriters’ Circle Stream on CBC Music – May 29

Buffy Sainte-Marie joins the 3rd JUNOs 365 Songwriters’ Circle, presented by CBC Music and SOCAN, in association with Music Publishers Canada.

This virtual jam session will stream online Friday, May 29 at 8pm ET, and will be hosted by Halifax’s own Joel Plaskett, joined by Buffy, City and Colour, and Sarah Harmer.

Normally a highlight of JUNO Week, which was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JUNOs Songwriters’ Circle has traditionally gathered some of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters for an informal jam session of songs and stories. In the absence of that perennially popular event, CBC Music has decided to produce something similar, but with musicians and their guests performing in their homes rather than onstage.

Be sure to tune in!

Air Miles #HappyEveryDay on Facebook Live – “Hey Little Rockabye” Reading & Q&A – May 17

On Sunday, May 17, Buffy Sainte-Marie reads her brand new children’s book Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby For Pet Adoption on Facebook Live for a special #HappyEveryDay session with AIR MILES Canada.

Cynthia Dale hosts the occasion, and will ask Buffy some of YOUR questions on the live stream chat!

Tune in Sunday at 4:00pm ET, don’t miss it!

“Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby for Pet Adoption” Available Now

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s very first illustrated children’s book, Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby for Pet Adoption, is available now via Greystone Books!

Order online or find it in stores.

Hey Little Rockabye shares lyrics from a new song Buffy wrote to comfort her rescue animals when they first arrive home from the shelter. When you have your copy of the book, you can read along to the song “Hey Little Rockabye”, available on streaming services. You can also read along to the acapella performance of “Hey Little Rockabye” by Buffy, in the video below!

Accompanied by lovable illustrations by award-winning illustrator Ben Hodson, Hey Little Rockabye is perfect for reading—and singing—to your furry friends while curled up at home—and a fun way to teach kids the power of love and caring for all Earth’s creatures.


 

“Whiskey Sour Happy Hour” with Ed Helms and The Bluegrass Situation – May 13

On Wednesday, May 13, Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform on the final installment of the Whiskey Sour Happy Hour, presented by Ed Helms and The Bluegrass Situation.

The Whiskey Sour Happy Hour is a 21st-century online variety show to benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund and Direct Relief. Hosted by Ed Helms, Whiskey Sour Happy Hour draws on his long-running Whiskey Sour Radio Hour shows at LA’s Largo to bring world-class music, comedy, and interviews directly into homes across the country and world.

This grand finale will also feature performances by Langhorne Slim, Molly Tuttle, Chris Eldridge, Valerie June, Indigo Girls, Matt Diffee, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Chris Thile, Stephen Colbert, and more.

Tune in at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.

Virtual LemonAid – Northern New Mexico’s Festival for Covid-19 Relief – May 8

On Friday, May 8, Buffy Sainte-Marie and a robust lineup of artists across multiple creative disciplines will band together (apart) for Virtual LemonAid, a digital arts festival to raise critical funds for the All Together New Mexico Fund and the Santa Fe County Connect Fund, to address immediate needs of New Mexicans affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The festival begins at 8:00pm MDT, and is free to watch.

For ways to watch and ways to donate, head over to the Virtual LemonAid website.

13th Annual Outside Looking In Concert – Facebook Live – May 6

On Wednesday, May 6, tune into the live stream of Outside Looking In‘s 13th annual concert, featuring a performance by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The concert will stream on Facebook Live at 7:00pm ET.

Outside Looking In is a national, registered charity with a mission to empower Indigenous youth to thrive through education and the transformative art of dance while they pursue education, increase their mental and physical health, and engage in self-expression. Each spring, Outside Looking In produces an annual show that features youth from its participating communities. Normally the show takes place in downtown Toronto with matinee and evening performances; however, in response to COVID-19, its 13th edition has been moved to a virtual event via live stream!

This year’s show will be hosted by Tamara Podemski, and will also feature performances from Logan Staats and DJ Shub. Don’t miss it!

“Lean On Me” Featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie And Other Canadian Artists

Buffy Sainte-Marie and many other Canadian artists joined forces for a very special collaborative performance of “Lean On Me” by the late Bill Withers. The performance premiered on the “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” broadcast on Sunday, April 26, and is now available to watch, stream, and download.

This collaboration across the Canadian music community is brought to you by ArtistsCAN, a collective artist initiative raising funds for COVID-19 relief in Canada created by artists Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson.

All proceeds from the downloads, streams, and video plays go to the Canadian Red Cross to support their COVID-19 relief efforts. If you would like to make a donation, visit ArtistsCAN’s website or text LEANONME to 20222 to donate $10.

Pre-Order “Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby For Pet Adoption”

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s very first illustrated children’s book, Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby for Pet Adoption, is available for pre-order now.

Hey Little Rockabye shares lyrics from a new song Buffy wrote to comfort her rescue animals when they first arrive home from the shelter. With lovable illustrations by award-winning illustrator Ben Hodson, Hey Little Rockabye is perfect for reading—and singing—to your furry friends while curled up at home—and a fun way to teach kids the power of love and caring for all Earth’s creatures.

Hey Little Rockabye will be accompanied by the release of a recorded song by Buffy Sainte-Marie, so readers can sing along to the words in the book. The song will be available via digital music platforms Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and others on May 12.

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