The Reviews Are In: Power in the Blood

Power In The Blood - Album Cover

Buffy’s brand new album Power in the Blood was released on May 12, 2015, and since has received incredible reviews from all over the world. Some highlights are below.

Buffy Sainte-Marie has come up with an album to compare with her best…she makes every track count, with a sense of both urgency and stoicism. With dreamy lullabies, hypnotic love songs & pointed politics all delivered with emotional stridency, she blends rich musicality with the force of righteous conviction.” – The Telegraph

An eclectic bunch of songs both in terms of subject matter (love songs sit alongside examinations of social issues) and sound (full-on rock pushes up against electronics and folk).” – Billboard

Sounds as vital and as urgent as ever…In fact, Power In The Blood might just be the best album she’s made since the late 1960s. This thing is an utter triumph…Brilliant stuff. Power In The Blood is a masterpiece in a storied career.”- Exclaim! (9/10)

Hard-hitting… poignantly—and powerfully—expressed.”- The Georgia Straight

Buffy, now 74, did it her way. End of story.”- Vogue

Calling Buffy Sainte-Marie just a folksinger is like saying Herbie Hancock is a piano player…(Power in the Blood is) explosive.”- The Province

Jaw-dropping in its intensity, messaging, musicality and total disregard for gentrification.”- Now

Buffy is a remarkable artist. Words spew out, melodies rotate & a spell is cast. She has lost none of her power.” – Record Collector (4 stars)

A dozen songs that ingeniously combine her folk roots with techno beats and rhythms bringing a new validity and vitality to her Native-American-inspired craft.” – Hi-Fi News (91/100)

This is the latest opus of an artist in perpetual motion, someone who still has something to say.” – R2 Mag (4 Stars)

The Canadian-born First Nations legend pulls no punches on her new album.”- Hello Magazine

Buffy has the extraordinary power to take songs old & new, written by herself or others & make them freshly pertinent, universal, yet distinctly her own.” – The Independent (4 Stars)

The Cree folkie in fine bellicose form.” – Mojo (3 Stars)

Propulsive and profound, urgent and exhilarating, timeless anthems of resistance, protest and peace.” – CBC Music

If you haven’t already, grab your copy of Power in the Blood today on iTunes, Amazon, or in Buffy’s webstore.

Billboard Premiere: “Power in the Blood” Fan Video

Premiering today on Billboard is a powerful video for Buffy’s “Power in the Blood”, produced by fan and friend Gabriel Constant.

Check out the interview and video on Billboard here.

Buffy on WXPN’s World Cafe

Buffy sat down with World Cafe for an interview, which can be heard below and also features live performances of some selections from her brand new album Power in the Blood as well as a couple of classics. Enjoy!

2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List – Power in the Blood

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List was revealed today in Halifax, and Buffy is pleased to share that her brand new album Power in the Blood is among the 40 long list nominees! Check out the full list of Polaris long-listers here

Short List nominees will be announced on July 16, with the grand prize being awarded on September 21. Stay tuned!


Buffy on Entertainment Tonight Canada

In case you missed it, catch Buffy’s interview on Entertainment Tonight Canada with Rick Campanelli here.


Buffy on CBC’s The National

While in Ottawa for the Truth and Reconciliation closing ceremonies last week, Buffy sat down with Wendy Mesley on CBC’s The National to talk about the path to Truth and Reconciliation as well as Power in the Blood. Check it out below:

Truth and Reconciliation Closing Ceremonies – Free Performance – June 3 in Ottawa

As a part of the Truth and Reconciliation Closing Ceremonies taking place throughout May 31-June 3 in Ottawa, Canada, Buffy will be performing on Wednesday, June 3 at Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza.
This show is free to the public, and is outdoors so please dress for the weather! Buffy will take the stage at approximately 4:30pm.
For more information about Truth and Reconciliation, please visit their website.


Buffy on Democracy Now!

Buffy sat down with Democracy Now! while she was in New York this week, catch the full interview below:

Buffy on CBC Q

Buffy paid a visit to CBC Q studios and sat down with Shad to chat about Power in the Blood, watch the interview below:


Power in the Blood – Available Now!

Power In The Blood - Album Cover

At long last, Buffy’s highly anticipated brand new album Power in the Blood is available in stores!

There are a number of ways to purchase your copy:

Buffy’s online store (Limited Autographed copies available)



True North Records

Or grab a copy at one of Buffy’s upcoming concerts, click here for tour dates.


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