ABOUT THE MUSIC
One day my mama said to me, "I enjoy that women's lib stuff you do, but don'tcha think people would just like to hear you sing somethin' purdy?"
So, in honor of mama, I gathered some of my musician friends together and recorded all her favorite Christmas songs...real purdy, of course! I even got her to join me on the family favorite "Silent Night." And I included a (non-Christmas) song as performed by my sister Mary Beth and I back in 1964...my dad always had the old Wollensac reel-to-reel going!
ABOUT THE MUSICIAN
Gerri Gribi is a unique musician, historian and storyteller. Raised in the hills of Kentucky, she's toured North America for 20 years, performing at colleges, coffeehouses, theaters, festivals...even military bases and prisons.
Accompanying her clear soprano voice with autoharp, mountain dulcimer and guitar, she uses traditional and original songs to express a world view that's lively, fun, and (gasp!) thought provoking.
She's a frequent guest on TV and radio, and her original music has been heard in a variety of media outlets and projects, including ABC PrimeTime Live. She's released six recordings of traditional and contemporary folk music, and her latest CD, The Womansong Collection, has been enthusiastically reviewed both at home and abroad. Her infamous "Hunting Song" (aka "Animals Love Vegetarians") airs on alternative stations around the world each fall.
She has degrees in History, Education and African American Studies. Her many awards include the 2004 Johnson Subvention (Society for American Music.)