Interview with To The Best of Our Knowledge

Buffy sits down with To The Best Of Our Knowledge for an interview, which will be broadcast this Sunday, July 19 (check here for stations near you which carry the program), or listen here.


Power in the Blood Makes The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Buffy is pleased to share that Power in the Blood has been shortlisted for the 2015 Polaris Prize:

“Wow – Thank you to everybody who helped me make Power in the Blood reach so many people! To be considered for a Polaris Music Prize is a huge honor, and I’m all smiles, especially because the Polaris is decided by a very large and diverse panel of voters across Canada. Many thanks to all for supporting the creativity of Canadian musicians. ” – Buffy Sainte-Marie

Congratulations to all of the nominees, the Polaris Prize will be awarded at the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Toronto at The Carlu, which will be broadcast live on Aux.TV for all to see so be sure to tune in!


Mother Jones Interview: The Fierce, Childlike Creativity of Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy sat down with Mother Jones for an in depth interview, head on over here to check it out!

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Buffy on CPAC’s Beyond Politics

Buffy sat down with Catherine Clark for an extensive in depth interview on CPAC’s Beyond Politics, check out the full episode here.


Working For The Government – A Tribe Called Red Remix

A Tribe Called Red has released an excellent remix of Buffy’s song “Working For The Government”, which is available for free download for a limited time here.


CBC Radio’s Inside The Music – Buffy Sainte-Marie

This week, CBC Radio’s Inside The Music is featuring a documentary portrait of Buffy called “Still This Show Goes On”. Tune into CBC Radio Two on Wednesday night at 7pm local time (7:30pm Newfoundland) to listen, or listen online at your convenience here.


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!



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