Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Paperback)
This is the first authorized biography of a folk icon whose music and life has been covered by Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The New York Times and others. Billboard named Sainte-Marie the best new artist of 1964.Sainte-Marie's music has been covered by Elvis, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Cher, and many others.She is best known for the protest song, Universal Soldier, which became a hit in 1965 when Donovan covered it.At 74, Buffy is still recording and touring, most recently for her 2017 album, Medicine SongsShe is a champion of Indigenous culture, and a role model for Native Americans.She regularly appeared on Sesame Street throughout the late 70's introducing the characters and audience to Native Americans and, in one episode breast feeding her baby in front of a very curious Big Bird.A passionate Buffy Sainte-Marie fan, music writer Andrea Warner aims to give Sainte-Marie her due place in folk and contemporary music history. Warner is well connected with many US music critiques and we expect good coverage from music media.
Andrea Warner is the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Greystone Books, 2018) and We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (Eternal Cavalier Press, 2015). A freelance writer, Andrea is also an associate producer at CBC Music, a theatre critic at the Georgia Straight, a radio columnist, and the co-host of the weekly podcast Pop This!. Her pronouns are she/her/hers, and she is a settler who was born and raised in Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy. On Twitter: @_AndreaWarner