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In This Issue: Winter Holiday 2013 
•   Barbara Higbie - Winter Joy
•   Cris Williamson - Pray Tell: 2-CD Set
•   Erin McKeown's Anti-Holiday Album
•   How perfect: send a Ladyslipper Gift Certificate (or 2)!
•   Ferron - Thunder & Lighten-ing: DVD + CD set
•   Lisa Thiel - Songs of Healing
Barbara Higbie - Winter Joy
Barbara Higbie's 2012 holiday release is absolutely exquisite. Most tracks are instrumental: Barbara plays piano, celtic harp, violin, hammered dulcimer, bouzouki, accordion, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, and features Nina Gerber on acoustic guitar.

Most are traditional tunes & carols, except for one self-penned. Gorgeous, tasteful arrangements by Barbara ... more Solstice-y than Christmas-y, like a quiet snowy landscape.

Experience some joy ... of the musical kind! Celebrate with some fine Music by Women this season, from Ladyslipper!

Barbara Higbie - Winter Joy
Erin McKeown's Anti-Holiday Album
Tired of holiday hype? Gritting your teeth until New Year's Eve? Erin McKeown is too. Filled with profanity, irreverance, and just plain bad behavior, her 'Anti-Holiday Album' (actually that's the subtitle - check out the picture for the full title) is the antidote to all that annoying holiday spirit. It's the world's first anti-capitalist, pro-queer, suspicious of christmas-as-patriotism, not safe for work, multi-ethnic, radical leftist Anti-Holiday record.

There is nothing redeeming about christmas in any of these 10 songs. Please note this album contains adult language and themes completely inappropriate for children. On purpose.

And as you break out the frankincense & mirth, Venus Envy members (featuring Laura Love & Lisa Koch) croon their brilliant holiday Anti-Classics on 'I'll Be a Homo for Christmas' ... as do the Kinsey Sicks on 'Oy Vey In a Manger' ... be sure your collection is complete.

From the sublime to the out-rageous: here's Holiday Music for all persuasions!

Erin McKeown's Anti-Holiday Album
Ferron - Thunder & Lighten-ing: DVD + CD set
This 2013 double-disc package includes a 1-hour documentary about Ferron, and a new full album by Ferron.

THUNDER is an intimate portrait of Canadian folk-singer Ferron. Not your average documentary, it doesn't give us a timeline approach, nor does it tell Ferron's whole life story. Rather, it captures an honest and thoughtful window into the artist's thoughts, experiences, heart and soul.

LIGHTEN-ING is the accompanying CD, featuring both new and classic songs by Ferron.

Also includes a 32-page booklet with photos, reviews, poems and song lyrics - an essential addition to every fan's library, and a special gift. Highly recommended!

From Erin to Ferron ... Sweet Honey to Lady Gaga ... find Ladyslipper's fabulous New Music (calendars too)!

Ferron - Thunder & Lighten-ing (DVD + CD)
Cris Williamson - Pray Tell: 2-CD Set
In Cris' own words: 'Pray, Tell' is an antique phrase, basically meaning, 'do tell!' The word 'pray' embodies a kind of humble entreaty, encouraging communication. In that respect, I put the metaphorical bucket down in the metaphorical Well, pulled it up, and these pieces - most of them new - were in there.

'What began as a 12-song CD turned into a double CD of 24 songs. It's my hope that these songs will offer a space where the sacred can appear, where we may all be of One Mind, One Heart. I believe there is a deep mutual kinship, a consonance living in all the various forms of spirituality. This is what I pray. This is what I tell.'

You'll also find her 'Winter Hearts' holiday CD for some Cris-Ms. spirit ... as well as the classic 'Changer & the Changed' - a must-have for every music collection in the universe.

Pray Tell: what are you waiting for? Don't miss Cris, at www.ladyslipper.org

Cris Williamson - Pray Tell (2-CD Set)
How perfect: send a Ladyslipper Gift Certificate (or 2)!
Ladyslipper Gift Certificates give your friends and loved ones the opportunity to choose from over 15,000 titles from the Ladyslipper Catalog of Music by Women.

From ancient women's drumming and circle chants, to Women's Music classics, to contemporary New Releases ... Ladyslipper always offers an amazing array of recordings by female musicians, which demonstrate the rich and varied culture women have created and inspired down through the centuries.

When you send a Ladyslipper Gift Certificate - email or paper - you can be sure that your gift will be perfect.

Select your 'Slipper Certificates here!

Ladyslipper Music Gift Certificates
Lisa Thiel - Songs of Healing
Solstice is a time for slowing and centering - and for many of us, celebrating the Divine Feminine. Lisa Thiel's original songs and chants give vision and voice to this.

She has garnered quite a fan base over the past decades, beginning with several cassette releases which have been out of print for years - until now.

Lucky for us, Lisa has finally re-released her most beloved early recordings on her new CD, Songs of Healing, and added 2 gorgeous new songs for good measure.

Libana's new 'Instrument of Peace' is also perfect for the turning of the year, as are so many others you'll find right here.

Essential Music by Women (& calendars featuring Women Artists) for the Winter Season & beyond - at Ladyslipper!

Lisa Thiel - Songs of Healing
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