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Cris Williamson 40th Anniversary Show
Date Sunday January 11
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley CA 94704
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorJudy Werle
40th All-Star anniversary of Cris Williamson's "The Changer and the Changed"  w/ Vicki Randle, Barbara Higbie, Shelley Doty, Julie Wolf & very special guests, celebrating the milestone album that became the soundtrack of a movement. A reception and photo exhibit by Irene Young follows the show. 

Forty years ago, from their offices in a modest home in Los Angeles, a collective of young radical lesbians released a record album that was to become the soundtrack of a movement. Olivia Records, as the collective was known, recorded and released Cris Williamson's The Changer and The Changed, which quickly became one of the most successful recordings of the time and sparked the music genre that would become known as Women's Music. The Changer and the Changed was as much a political and cultural statement as it was entertainment—and is as powerful and relevant today as it was in 1975.

Bonnie Raitt has described her voice as “like honey on a cello” and The Boston Globe has praised her as “a brilliant composer and lyricist.” Her tasteful covers and inspired originals, as well as her politics, have made her a force in the American music scene since she released her classic album, The Changer and the Changed, 40 years ago. Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, raised in the wilds of Wyoming and Colorado, Cris recorded her first album at the age of 16. In the early 1970s, she inspired the founding of Olivia Records and helped create an audience for women’s music, music made for and by women.  Since then, she’s gone on to make more than thirty albums and performs throughout the US and Canada. As an advocate for Native Americans, she performed with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Floyd Westerman, and John Trudell on the Water for Life Tour. As an advocate for preserving the world’s rain forests, she’s played with Danny O’Keefe and Keb Mo. And as a constant and fierce supporter of women's rights, she's taken the stage with Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Holly Near and Kate Clinton, to name a few. For Cris, the music has always been a vehicle for something larger, the art of the possible, the song of the soul.

Join the Celebration as we come together to honor 40 years of Community. Join us as we celebrate Life. Love. Music and all we have Changed.
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