Year: 2017
Label: Wolf Moon Records
Format: CD

"Motherland is a woman-centric collection of 10 songs, brilliantly produced by Julie Wolf. Great players came to the project, bringing to a fine point each song in an ensemble fashion. As a young singer, before writing songs of my own, I covered songs by others. Because choice equals style, the songs I chose back then informed the songs I would come to write over the years. Now, as then, I’ve chosen songs by others, songs that fit me as if I’d written them myself. I’ve added one new song, one song of my own writing, the title track, Motherland. Pull these covers up around your ears, and enjoy the bountiful harvest." - Cris

Track List

1. Farewell, Angelina (3:29)
2. The Magdalene Laundries (4:45)
3. Hard Times In Babylon (4:08)
4. Woman (4:13)
5. Song of Bernadette (5:02)
6. I Never Meant To Hurt You (3:45)
7. Enough To Be On Your Way (5:06)
8. Be Careful (4:34)
9. Jamaica Say You Will (3:46)
10.Motherland (3:59)


Produced by Julie Wolf

Cris Williamson: piano, acoustic guitar, lead vocal

Loving thanks to these amazing, heartfelt musicians:
Julie Wolf: piano, programming, accordion
Vicki Randle: acoustic guitar, vocals
Barbara Higbie: violin, piano
Shelley Doty: acoustic & electric guitar
Zachary Ostroff: acoustic & electric bass
James DePrato: acoustic & electric guitar; mandolin, dobro
Scott Amandola: drums

Engineered and mixed by Adam Muñoz at Fantasy Studios
Additional engineering by Alberto Hernandez, Jesse Nichols, Julie Wolf & Michael Starita
Mastered by Ken Lee/Ken Lee Mastering


Farewell, Angelina
Bob Dylan/M.Witmark & Sons/ASCAP
The Magdalene Laundries
Joni Mitchell/Crazy Crow Music/Sony ATV Music Pub. LLC/BMI
Hard Times In Babylon
Eliza Gilkyson/Gilky Songs/BMI
John Lennon/Lenono Music/BMI
Song of Bernadette
Leonard Cohen, William Elliot, Jennifer Warnes/Sony/ATV Music Pub. LLC/Warnes Music Publishing/BMI
I Never Meant To Hurt You
Laura Nyro/TunaFish Music, Inc/BMI
Enough To Be On Your Way
James Taylor/Country Roads Music, Inc./BMI
Be Careful
Patty Griffin/Universal Music Pub. Group/BMI
Jamaica Say You Will
Jackson Browne/Swallow Turn Music, Criterion Music/ASCAP
Cris Williamson/Bird Ankles Music/BMI

©&℗ 2017 Cris Williamson/Wolf Moon Records



Booking/Management/Media: Suite 5 Artists
5215 Ballard Ave NW, Ste 5, Seattle WA 98107  206.706.7960 Email
Licensing/Distribution: Wolf Moon Records
PO Box 30067, Seattle WA 98113 Email
Contact Cris
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