BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE RETIRING FROM LIVE PERFORMANCES OVER HEALTH CONCERNS
Aug 04, 2023
By Bob Komsic
Citing arthritic hands and a shoulder injury that have made it ”no longer porrisble to perform” to her standards, legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie will no longer perform live.
The 82-year-old Oscar and Juno award winner suggested last year that shows in Ottawa and Vancouver were part of what was ”probably” going to be her final tour.
In fact, the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on August 12, has already named a replacement act.
Sainte-Marie said last year that she was cutting back on flying following a rough summer, which included a COVID infection and being stranded at the airport at least twice, during the large number of delays and cancellations.
She was the first Indigenous person to win an Oscar in 1982 as co-writer of ”Up Where We Belong” for the movie ”An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Sainte-Marie was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1995.