• Ripley Chapel Presents: Cris Williamson The Changer and the Changed

    Cris WilliamsonFRIDAY, March 6, 2020, 7:30 p.m., a Special concert in celebration of the renovation of Ripley Chapel. Please join us for a dynamic and inspiring evening that celebrates the 45th anniversary of Cris Williamson’s ground-breaking and critically acclaimed album, “The Changer and the Changed.”

     

    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. In 1975, the twenty-something recorded “The Changer And The Changed,” for Olivia Records, the first woman-owned woman-focused record company. Her music and voice quickly became the soundtrack of a movement and was the cornerstone of what would become known as “women’s music,” music created, performed, and marketed specifically to women. Today, that recording, “The Changer and the Changed,” remains one of the best-selling independent releases of all time.

     

    Says Bonnie Raitt, “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.” Williamson was honored in 2018 at the Americana Music Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the work done in support of women in the music business, particularly the support of Lesbian artists in the early 70’s and beyond.

     

    Tickets are $18 General Admission and are available at Brown Paper Tickets:

    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4521247

     

    Entry to Ripley Chapel is found at 21 Church Street, Winchester, Vine Street accessible entrance. For more information about the concert, please visit www.fcc-winchester.org or contact Jane Ring Frank, Minister of Music and Worship Arts at 857-919-0983 or at jringfrank@comcast.net.

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