It was 1964 that Buffy Sainte-Marie released the album It's My Way! kicking off a five-decade-career (so far!) of songs that challenged systems, inspired hearts and united spirits.
How amazing that the same song has been re-envisioned on her latest album Power In The Blood, the album that has Buffy up for the Polaris Music Prize for Best Canadian Album.
The day before Buffy finds out if she's won that award, we are proud to present Buffy Sainte-Marie in conversation with Polaris Prize Grand Jury member Alan Neal, best known as host of CBC Radio's ALL IN A DAY.
Join Buffy and Alan as they reflect on fifty years of songwriting, from the remarkable current album, flashing back to songs that told truths long before many were ready to hear it, like My Country Tis Of Thy People You're Dying, Universal Soldier, Now That The Buffalo's Gone, to the pop hits she wrote like Up WHere We Belong and Until It's Time For You To Go... and the many lyrical twists and turns Buffy has created as she's cut her own way through all our days.
If you've never been to a Writers Festival Songwriting event hosted by Alan Neal, you have missed out on some of the most talked-about nights of the festival. He's crafted events featuring Blue Rodeo, Alan Doyle, Craig Finn (The Holdsteady), Ron Sexsmith, Oh Susanna, Joel Plaskett, Lynn Miles, Jenn Grant, and many more. They are always packed with surprises, both for the audience and those being interviewed on stage.
This is your chance to see a legend of music and activism interviewed by a true lover of the work she's done.