Sainte-Marie to perform at MusicFest

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE will perform at the 2012 Vancouver Island MusicFest.

An internationally known, ground-breaking singer-songwriter will be among the acts at Vancouver Island Music Fest this year.

Academy Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie’s audacious attitude to life on and off the stage has inspired people around the world for over four decades.

Not one to rest on her accomplishments, Sainte-Marie has never stopped channelling her infinite musical and artistic creativity. As one of the most spellbinding artists of our time, Sainte-Marie gracefully combines a high-energy stage presence with cerebral songs that tell powerful stories.

She invented the role of native American international activist pop star. Her concern for protecting indigenous intellectual property and her distaste for the exploitation of native American artists have kept her in the forefront for 40 years.

Popular guitarist and singer Matt Andersen is among musicians already announced to perform at the 2012 festival in Courtenay from July 6 to 8.

Others are:

• Sam Baker;

• The Blackwood Two;

• Girlyman;

• The 24th Street Wailers.

For information about them and other aspects of MusicFest, visit

— Vancouver Island MusicFest

Comox Valley Record