Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of It’s My Way, the title track of her 1964 debut.
Perhaps you know Sainte-Marie from her 1960s protest anthems (Universal Soldier), open-hearted love songs (Until It’s Time for You to Go), incendiary powwow rock (Starwalker), or the juggernaut pop hit Up Where We Belong, which Sainte-Marie co-wrote and Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes sang for the soundtrack to An Officer and a Gentleman. One of her earliest classics, Cod’ine, a harrowing account of addiction well ahead of its time, was covered by everyone from Janis Joplin to Donovan to Courtney Love. Whatever the case, every song and every era has revealed new and distinctive shades of an artist revered for her pioneering and chameleon ways.