Cris Williamson at the me & thee coffeehouse (We're About 9 opens)
CRIS WILLIAMSON: THE CHANGER and the changed
Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access in the industry, in her own way, Cris Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. She hasn't looked back since.
Cris's stellar vocals and compelling persona are regarded as legendary for good reason. Despite being like a well-kept secret, and dwelling almost completely in the independent music world, she nonetheless had an impact worldwide. During an interview in Washington, D.C., she conceived of a national all-women's record company, which subsequently issued her now-legendary classic, The Changer and the Changed -- one of the best-selling independent releases of all time. Cris's Music was embraced and so-called by audiences hungry for fresh, bold sound able to match the uncharted waters of the mid-seventies. It took close to a decade for the genre to earn a critical reception, and by that time Cris's astounding vocals were earning reviews sounding as though they were penned by close relatives. Finally, the stage had been set for women, and particularly for lesbians, to write, produce, record, and issue their own material -- on their own terms. Heralded by The Boston Globe as, "a brilliant lyricist and composer", Cris's music has always defied categorization. Whether it's the vibrant clarity of Blue Rider, or the live concert recording celebrating the (then) fifteenth anniversary of the anthemic Changer, Williamson continues to traverse the musical and lyrical map. A dynamic performer, she electrifies, empowers, and enlightens audiences across the generational and musical spectrum.
"A brilliant composer and lyricist"
-- The Boston Globe;
A voice "like honey on a cello"
-- Bonnie Rait
Special Guests We're About 9 open the show!
Words of praise about We're About 9:
"Stretches of imagination seldom seen anywhere ... I've just gotten that explosion in my chest that I get when someone new has walked into my life and lit the fuse to another thrill."
-Richard Cuccaro - Acoustic Live! in NY
"Well beyond the ordinary...Soaring Harmonies."
-The Washington Post
"Clear warm voices, comfortable music, and lucid lyrics."
-The Baltimore Sun "Wildly Entertaining."
me & thee coffeehouse (View)
28 Mugford St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|