At age 74, activist, artist, and icon Buffy Sainte-Marie remains refreshingly forthright, not to mention downright danceable, on her new album, Power in the Blood.
A collection of originals and cover songs, the album includes the techno-laced, anthemic title track (the result of a collaboration with electronic group Alabama 3) Power in the Blood, the reiteration of the longevity and diversity of Buffy’s career in the re-imagining of the title track from her 1964 debut album It’s My Way, her take on UB40’s Sing Our Own Song, and the fiery reworking of her 1972 released break-up song Not the Lovin’ Kind.
In addition to the updated spin on existing material, the stand out new songs Carry it On and We Are Circling celebrate the sanctity and beauty of life and nature and, what we know and love Buffy best for, scathing political and social commentary.
Of seeming unending energy to speak and perform, Buffy is currently touring in support of the new album throughout the UK, the US, and Canada – check out the full list of tour dates below.
Listen to the title track now, actually don’t just listen, stand up and join in, “there’s power in the blood, justice in the soul.”
STREAM: Buffy Sainte-Marie – “It’s My Way”
03/18 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena *
03/20 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena *
03/21 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro *
03/24 Belfast, UK – Odyssey Arena *
03/26 London, UK – The Tabernacle
03/27 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena *
04/26 Sidney, BC – Mary Winspear Centre
04/29 Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark Theatre
04/30 North Vancouver, BC – Capilano University Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre
05/01 North Vancouver, BC – Capilano University Centre for the Performing Arts Theatre
05/06 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
05/07 Toronto, ON Koerner Hall
05/09 Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
05/15 Lincoln, NE – University of Nebraska Lincoln
05/17 Chicago, IL – City Winery
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
05/19 Washington, DC – The Hamilton
05/20 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
07/16 Grass Valley, CA – California Worldfest
08/07 Little Current, ON – Manitoulin Country Fest
Buffy’s new album, Power in the Blood, is available now on iTunes.