|Peter Andrew Buffett|
|Born||4 May 1958|
Peter Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from Central High School in downtown Omaha. He attended Stanford University.
Artistic career 
Buffett began his musical career in the early part of the 1980s in San Francisco. There, he produced albums for local talent. He also was hired by ad agencies to author commercials and logos for MTV and CNN, both of which were at the time new on cable television in the United States. Agencies also hired Buffett to write commercials for Coca-Cola and other notable clients.
Narada Productions, a new age music recording company, signed Buffett to a recording contract. In 1987, Buffett debuted with Narada, releasing an album entitled The Waiting. While working on his second album, One by One, Buffett moved to Milwaukee, home of Narada Productions and closer to his childhood home in Omaha, Nebraska. Buffett would release two more albums with Narada: Lost Frontier and Yonnondio.
While with Narada, Buffett had his first major success scoring the "Fire Dance" scene in the film Dances with Wolves. The film score, composed by John Barry, would win an Academy Award. After Buffett played at the film's 1991 premiere, John Barry invited Buffett to collaborate with him once again, this time at the Abbey Road Studios in London. Buffett composed two songs on the soundtrack for The Scarlet Letter.
After the release of Yonnondio, Buffett signed with Epic Records, which in 1994 released his soundtrack for the CBS miniseries 500 Nations, which was produced by Kevin Costner, who also co-produced Dances with Wolves. The miniseries would win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries in 1995.
In 1996, Buffett produced Star of Wonder, a Christmas CD featuring Celtic harpist Kim Robertson. Buffett married his wife Jennifer Buffett in June 1996. Buffett then signed with Hollywood Records, which released his album Spirit Dance in 1997.
In 1998, he entered the pop music realm with the release of Comet9's "Like Mercury" on Milwaukee-based independent label Don't Records, with Buffett producing, writing and playing multi-instrumentalist. Co-writer and guitarist Tom Nelson and vocalist Susan Zielke completed the studio trio, with Citizen King members D. J. Brooks and Malcolm Michiles guesting on drums and turntables, respectively. The live band added bassist Josh Warner to the lineup.
In 1999, Buffett's score for the documentary Wisconsin: An American Portrait won the Emmy for Best Soundtrack.
Also in 1999, Buffett was involved with a benefit concert for Jamie and Robert Redford. At this concert, he performed with Hawk Pope, chief of the United Remnant Band of the Shawnee Nation. Buffett and Pope decided to collaborate, and began touring together in a live version of the PBS Pledge Special "Spirit". In 2004 an updated version of Buffett's "Spirit" was performed on the National Mall during the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in its 800 seat theater tent.
In 2006, Buffett released his first vocal album, Gold Star. In May 2010, his book, Life Is What You Make It: Finding Your Own Path to Fulfillment, was published.
- The Waiting (1987)
- One by One (1989)
- Lost Frontier (1991)
- Yonnondio (1992)
- 500 Nations - A Musical Journey (1994)
- Star of Wonder - Peter Buffett & New World Ensemble (1996)
- Spirit Dance (1997)
- Like Mercury (with Comet9) (1998)
- Wisconsin: An American Portrait (1998)
- Spirit: A Journey in Dance Drums & Song (live) (1999)
- Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite (2000)
- Songs from an Eastside Attic (2001)
- Ojibwe - We Look In All Directions (2002)
- Spirit - The Seventh Fire (live) (2005)
- Inside Looking Out (2006)
- Gold Star (2006)
- Staring at the Sun (2007)
- Imaginary Kingdom (2008)
- Running Blind (2011) (15 songs released on USB drive)
- Peter Buffett at the Internet Movie Database
- "Warren Buffett's son taps into 'Hidden Heritage'"; MSNBC, July 9, 2004.
- Biography at the artist's website, http://www.peterbuffett.com
- ^ familytreemaker.genealogy.com. Also from: Lowenstein, Roger. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist. Broadway Books, 1995. (pg63)
- Heyoka Magazine Interview with John LeKay
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