Buffy Sainte-Marie's career as an Academy Award winning singer songwriter has spanned genres, continents and generations. She emerged during the 1960s folk era, but has written diverse songs that have become international classics in country, rock, rap, jazz and pop as well. Chet Atkins, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Neko Case, Glenn Campbell, Courtney Love and Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker and Camron all have covered her songs as have hundreds of other artists in 13 different languages. The music of Buffy Sainte-Marie stands the tests of both time and technology as songs, samples, covers and movie scores continue to be discovered by new fans, as she builds upon her song book year after year. This interview in Smithsonian Magazine is wonderful and illuminates this unique and historically significant woman.
Tickets for Buffy Sainte-Marie plus Birdie Busch at the Iron Horse on Friday, October 15th, 7Pm are $25 at Northampton Box Office, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.