Buffy Sainte-Marie - Running For The Drum Album Review

Buffy Sainte-Marie Running For The Drum Album

Review of Running For The Drum Album by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Review of Buffy Sainte Marie's album Running For The Drum.

Since embarking upon her folk music career back in the 60's, Buffy Sainte Marie has always stood out from other singer/songwriters. Most of Buffy Sainte Marie's life has been spent in the pursuit of education and enlightenment, not only for herself, but for others too. There is something honest and believable about Buffy's songs, and I think that it's this quality that has ensured that people still know her name 50 years on.

At the start of her career, Buffy was drawn to Greenwich Village in New York, along with many other guitar wielding songwriters, such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Taj Mahal, as well as many other famous coffee house folk stars of the post-beatnik era. In a time of original and free thinking individuals, Buffy still managed to persevere and became a spokeswoman against American Indian oppression. Her powerful and outright political views regarding the treatment of Indian peoples was frowned upon by the collar and tie crew who couldn't handle the truth written in her songs, some of which were boycotted by radio stations.

Her 2009 release 'Running for the drum' still has all of the elements for which she was renowned back in the 60's. The new album contains a fine assortment of upbeat pop songs, slow acoustic folk songs, rousing protest songs and some eye pricking love songs. There are tribal undertones throughout the album and it's clear that Buffy Sainte Claire's aboriginal roots are heavily synched in with her music. Of the whole album, the only song that I thought was a bit slushy and nostalgic was 'America the Beautiful', but hey, apart from that, a cool and easy listening effort from a strong and creative female.

Rating 7/10

Rory Taylor




Site - http://www.buffysaintemarie.co.uk


Editors Recommendations

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Anyone excited enough by the fact Amazon have acquired HBO shows to add...

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Quentin Tarantino has seen his lawsuit against Gawker for putting a copy of his...

Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight Lawsuit is Thrown Out, But Invites Appeal

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are "Zero"

Led Zeppelin have unveiled two previously unheard recordings, including an early version...

Led Zeppelin Release Unheard Music, Say Reunion Chances are

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was the official United States policy surrounding gay and lesbian...

'Burning Blue': Forbidden Love Attempts to Flourish Under DADT [Trailer + Pictures]

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Justin Bieber has apologised after posing next to the controversial Yasukuni...

Justin Bieber Poses Next To Shrine Honouring Japan's War Criminals

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Laura Prepon has moved to dismiss the rumors that she is dating fellow actor...

Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise? Actress Sets The Record Straight

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

The late Hank Cochran will posthumously receive country music's highest honor...

Hank Cochran Gets Posthumous Induction into Country Hall of Fame

Lily Allen Unleashes "Sheezus" Music Video, And A Wave Of Confusion On The World

Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway...

Lily Allen Unleashes

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter


More recommendations

Comments

Buffy Sainte-Marie Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Buffy Sainte-Marie

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All