Label: True North – TND681V Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Canada Released: 2017 Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country Style: Folk, Folk Rock
Medicine Songs is a studio album by Buffy Sainte-Marie, released November 10, 2017 on True North Records. The album includes both new material and contemporary re-recordings of some of her older songs.
Described by one reviewer as "unflinching in its focus," Medicine Songs was a follow up from 2015's Power in the Blood. Receiving generally positive reviews, one critic bemoaned the "flattening of time and history" with re-recorded protest songs losing some of the signature features of their times, and with the songs ordered out of chronological sequence. Awards
At the Juno Awards of 2018, the album won the award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year. It was also a nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, but did not win in that category.
The album won the Best Folk Album award at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards.