The first time I heard Cris music it was

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					         "The first time I heard Cris' music, it was like hearing honey dripped on a cello...
                  Cris has been a whole lot of women's heroes -- including mine."
                                                              - Bonnie Raitt



Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access to the industry, Cris
Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. Williamson's stellar vocals and compelling persona
are regarded as legendary for good reason. In 1975, the twenty-something former schoolteacher recorded The
Changer And The Changed. Today, that record remains one of the best-selling independent releases of all time.

The Changer and The Changed established Williamson as one of the guiding voices for a movement striving to
liberate women, and launched what would become known as “women’s music,” music which was created,
performed, and marketed specifically to women. Williamson and contemporaries Holly Near, Margie Adam,
and Meg Christian, unabashedly fused politics with sensuality and wit.

Cris’s 2008 release, Fringe is about returning home – in body, spirit and memory. The places we have left, by
moving or maturing, abide in us still, and Cris takes us back to her beloved Wyoming with old songs and old-
style songs that lovingly pay tribute to harsh prairies and to the virtues required to eke out a living on them.




Inquiries: Judy Werle/Artist Rep •PO Box 30067 Seattle WA 98113 • 206.706.7960• jwerle@drizzle.com

				
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