Chris, Barbara, and Teresa: The Reunion Tour
This trio of friends composed of gutsy blues/rock vocal dynamo and songwriter, Teresa Trull, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and singer, Barbara Higbie, and the iconic singer/songwriter Cris Williamson bring a mixture of new material and old favorites to the beautiful Plaza de Sol theatre in Northridge on September 30.
For so many, this trio represents not only a period in our collective history, but for many, it was the soundtrack of a movement. In 1975, Cris Williamson, a twenty-something former schoolteacher recorded The Changer and the Changed, for her brainchild, Olivia Records, the first woman-owned woman-focused record company. Her music and voice quickly became an essential part of the soundtrack of a movement, and was the cornerstone of what would become known as women’s music, music created, performed, and marketed specifically for and by women. Today, that recording, The Changer and the Changed remain one of the best-selling independent releases of all time.
A professional musician since age 17, Barbara has played everything from Traditional Jazz, Bluegrass, and Irish to New Classical Music, Blues, and African Pop. She is known for her ability to compose in a style that is both genre-bending and accessible. A Grammy-nominated, Grammy award-winning composer, pianist, fiddler, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Barbara Higbie has performed on more than 100 albums, including Carlos Santana’s 2007 release. Her latest solo release, 2014’s Scenes from Life, was recorded at Lucas Films Skywalker Sound.
Brought up in Durham, North Carolina, where she was steeped at an early age in blues, gospel, and rhythm & blues, Teresa Trull began her musical career singing gospel in churches. She then served as the lead singer in a rock & roll band for several years before joining the East Coast nightclub circuit. Teresa joined the ranks of Oliva—then Oliva Records—now Olivia Travel—in 1977 with the release of her first album The Ways a Woman Can Be. Teresa’s gutsy rock & roll vocal style and her songwriting and record production talents have won the fiery-haired singer an ever-widening recognition throughout the years.
Without a doubt, the very friendship that binds these three musicians brings a powerful mixture guaranteed to delight, inspire, cheer, and comfort. Join us. Don’t miss this one!
Photo credit: Jill Cruse