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.

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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.

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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:

“Power in the Blood” Makes Huffington Post’s Top 25 Best Songs of 2015

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.

 

Buffy Sainte-Marie Makes Vulture’s Top 10 Best Concerts of 2015

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.

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Power in the Blood makes Ann Powers’ Favorite Albums of 2015

NPR Music critic and correspondent Ann Powers has shared her list of her favorite albums of 2015, and we’re pleased to share that Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power in the Blood is among her selections. Check out the whole list here.

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CBC Music Reports: Is Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power in the Blood the defining record of our time?

CBC Music poses the question, is Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power in the Blood the defining record of our time?

Check out this wonderful article by CBC Music’s own Andrea Warner, which discusses that very question.

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Polaris Music Prize Gala Performance on CBC Music Backstage Pass

This week, CBC Music Backstage Pass features Buffy Sainte-Marie’s performance at the Polaris Music Prize Gala, which is available to watch below, or you can catch the episode on CBC Television this Friday night, October 9, at 12:00am local time (12:30am NL).

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power In The Blood Wins the 2015 Polaris Music Prize

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Buffy Sainte-Marie has taken home the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for her brand new album Power in the Blood!

Opening the Polaris Music Prize Gala in Toronto at The Carlu last night with an astounding performance of “Power in the Blood” and “Carry It On”, Buffy was later awarded the grand prize of $50,000!

The Polaris Music Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on “artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation,” was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of roughly 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.

Congratulations Buffy, and to all of the shortlist nominees!

In case you missed the live stream of the Gala, you can watch Buffy’s performances below courtesy of CBC Music.

 

 

 

2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nomination

Buffy Sainte-Marie has received a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination in the Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year category, for her critically acclaimed new studio album Power in the Blood. Other nominees in the category include Miranda Currie, The Jerry Cans, Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish, and Laura Vinson and Free Spirit. For a complete list of 2015 CFMA nominees, click here.

The 11th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala will take place in Edmonton, AB on November 8, 2015 at The Citadel Theatre, and will be hosted by Connie Kaldor and Benoit Bourque. The Gala will also feature performances by Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Mélisande [Électrotrad], Trent Severn, John Wort Hannam, and more. Tickets can be purchased here.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

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