Baxter Wareham comes from Harbour Buffett in Placentia Bay and Baxter’s music is Placentia Bay music. His tunes, songs and stories are imbued and performed with the spirit of the seafaring people with whom he grew up, who he has always admired and from whom he learned many of the pieces in his vast repertoire.
Baxter’s involvement in traditional culture is best characterized by its diversity. Firstly, Baxter is as equally recognized for his button accordion music as he is for his singing and for his stories and recitations.
Baxter Wareham is the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. See more here.