August 13, 2009
Buffy Sainte-Marie – HuffPost 8.13.09
Mike Ragogna: Buffy, you’ve always been associated with a class of folk artists that includes Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Eric Andersen, Fred Neil, and many other mid- to late-sixties troubadours. But your influence reaches beyond that genre, to those acoustic artists that later became pop music’s “singer-songwriters,” many of them moved by the depth and commitment of your material.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Thank you, I always thought that the art of the three-minute song is almost like journalism. Sometimes you can say something in that amount of time that would take somebody else a four-hundred page book that would just wind up on some shelf. It’s so direct and immediate.