Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concert – June 30

Buffy Sainte-Marie is pleased to announce a very special performance in Toronto, ON with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, presented in partnership with the Polaris Music Prize.

On Thursday, June 30, join Buffy Sainte-Marie and the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall for an evening of Buffy’s most cherished musical works performed as symphonic orchestrations arranged by fellow Polaris Music Prize winner and composer Owen Pallett, and composer Richie Kohan.

Directing the TSO will be conductor Lucas Waldin, currently the Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and collaborator on other such pops symphony performances with artists including Ben Folds, Barenaked Ladies and Natalie MacMaster to name a few.

Tickets are on sale now, this is a show that is not to be missed!


Rare, Solo Performances – Summer 2016

Over the past week, Buffy Sainte-Marie has been on tour bringing audiences a rare and highly anticipated opportunity to see Buffy perform solo.
For those curious as to what to expect, check out this fantastic review of Buffy’s solo performance at the Kent Folk Stage, courtesy of Cool Cleveland’s Jordan Davis.

Be sure to catch Buffy Sainte-Marie on tour this summer, bringing her solo show to the following cities:

June 17 – Joussard, AB – North Country Fair
June 18 – Saskatoon, SK – MoSo 2016 @ Broadway Theatre
July 24 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival 2016
August 11 – Sudbury, ON – Fraser Auditorium
August 13 – Kingsville, ON – Kingsville Folk Music Festival

Keep an eye on the tour dates section for additional dates (solo, and with her stellar backing band), and be sure to subscribe to the official Buffy Sainte-Marie Facebook and Twitter pages for tour updates and news.

“Carry It On” Music Video

Announcing the brand new music video for “Carry It On” from Power in the Blood, produced by fan and friend Gabriel Constant. Please enjoy and kindly share!

2016 Indies with Indie88 – Award Nomination

Buffy Sainte-Marie is please to share that she has been nominated in the Aboriginal Artist/Group of the Year category for the 2016 Indie Awards with Indie88.

Winners are determined by fan and industry vote, head on over to the voting page to cast your votes.

Check out the full list of 2016 nominees here.

The winners will be announced at the 2016 Indie Awards show during Canadian Music Week in Toronto, on May 4th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The Awards will feature performances by the Strumbellas, Wintersleep and more. A limited number of tickets are still available here.

Congratulations Buffy, and to all of this year’s nominees!

Carry It On At The 2016 JUNO Awards

In case you missed Buffy Sainte-Marie’s inspiring performance of her spoken word version of “Carry It On” tonight at the 2016 JUNO Awards broadcast, watch it below, courtesy of CTV.

The performance is also available for stream and download on Google Play, get your copy here.

Congratulations to all of this year’s JUNO Award winners and nominees!

Power in the Blood Wins Two 2016 JUNO Awards

Buffy Sainte-Marie took home two 2016 JUNO Awards tonight at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards in Calgary for Power in the Blood,  in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year categories. Congratulations Buffy!

Watch the entire JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Juno TV.

View the full list of 2016 JUNO Award winners this evening here.

Be sure to tune into the 2016 JUNO Awards broadcast live from Calgary on Sunday, April 3 to catch a very special appearance by Buffy Sainte-Marie.


2016 JUNO Awards Broadcast Appearance

In addition to her three nominations this year, Buffy Sainte-Marie is pleased to announce that she will make a very special appearance at the 2016 JUNO Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 3.

The 45th Annual JUNO Awards will broadcast live from Calgary at The Scotiabank Saddledome, and will be co-hosted by Jann Arden and Jon Montgomery.

The show will also feature a star-studded list of performers, including Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams, Coleman Hell, Dean Brody, Dear Rouge, Scott Helman, Shawn Hook, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and Whitehorse, as well as a special tribute to 2016 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Burton Cummings.

Don’t miss it! Tune into CTV at 7pm ET / 5pm MT on Sunday, April 3.




It’s My Way Added to U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1964 debut album It’s My Way is among the 25 recordings added to the U.S. Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry this year.
Each year 25 recordings are added to the Registry, which now totals 450. This year’s additions span the years 1911-1986 and were selected for their “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s aural legacy.”

Other recordings added to the Registry this year include Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go,” John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and Metallica’s Master of Puppets.

Check out the full list of Registry selections here.


2016 JUNO Awards Nominations

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.

The 45th Annual JUNO Awards will be hosted in Calgary on Sunday, April 3, 2016 and broadcast live on CTV.


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Announcement

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.

Early bird tickets are on sale now, get yours here.

Check out the below to see who else will be performing this year:


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