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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Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform at 2015 Polaris Prize Gala

Buffy Sainte-Marie will be among the Polaris Prize shortlist nominees performing live at the 2015 Polaris Prize Gala in Toronto on Monday, September 21, 2015.

Hosted by Fred Penner, the Gala will be take place at The Carlu at 8:00pm ET and will be broadcast live via  Aux.TV.

Other Polaris Prize shortlist nominees performing at the Gala include Alvvays, Braids, Jennifer Castle, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Viet Cong.

In response to the shortlist nomination of her brand new album Power in the Blood last month, Buffy shared the following statement:

“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

A limited number of tickets have been made available for those who wish to attend the Gala in person, click here to purchase. For those who cannot be there, be sure to tune into  Aux.TV on September 21 at 8pm ET to watch the Gala live and catch Buffy’s performance.

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BBC Radio 4 Interview on Woman’s Hour

While in the UK this week on her international Power in the Blood tour, Buffy Sainte-Marie sat down with BBC Radio 4’s  Jenni Murray for an interview on Woman’s Hour, which is now available to stream here.

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Americana Music Awards 2015 – Lifetime Achievement Award

This year, the Americana Music Association is naming Buffy Sainte-Marie as the recipient of their Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award. The award will be presented this coming September 16th at their annual Honors & Awards show in Nashville, during AmericanaFest. Buffy will be one of a select few receiving an AMA Lifetime Achievement Award this year, in good company with Don Henley, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ricky Skaggs and Los Lobos. Read more about it here.

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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.

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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!

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