Pre-ordering Info

The first single "Spell" releases Oct. 30, 2020.

13 Women releases March 5th, 2021.

Pre-orders of 13 Women begin 10/30/20: with each pre-order you get a free download of "Spell".

Starting Oct. 30th a limited number of physical copies will be available on this site only before the official release date. If you purchase a pre-release physical copy below your album will be shipped starting Oct. 30th and you'll receive a free pre-release download as well.

13 Women

Susan Anders

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Pre-order now and receive a download of the first single "Spell" when it's released 10/30/20.

Expected release: March 5, 2021

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The Story Behind 13 Women

   Susan writes: "Late in 2017 I started writing songs for a set of songs inspired by women in US history. The current state of our country caused me to look into US history, partly as an escape from the present, partly to find some inspiring women in our past. I found a lot of them! Some of them are famous, like Helen Keller, Josephine Baker, and Amelia Earhart. Some are less well known but equally inspiring, like Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Lucy Goldthorpe.

    People started hearing about my history project and sent me more suggestions. There’s no way I can write songs about all of the fascinating women (and men) who have been suggested, but researching them and seeing who sparks my creative fire has been a blast. Here’s the list.

    Here are all of the women who inspired the songs on 13 Women, my comments about them, and some links for more information:

Amelia Earhart  What a Woman Can Do                           Julia Morgan  Castles
Edmonia Lewis  Wave That Rocks Me                                Helen Keller  Just Give Me Everything
Sarah Wildes   Spell                                                                 Henrietta Lacks  You Healed Me
Lucy Goldthorpe  Open Prairie                                            Peace Pilgrim  Walk This Freedom
Josephine Baker  A Little More From Josephine           Maud Stevens Wagner   Under Your Skin
Martha Gellhorn  Witness                                                     Henrietta Swan Leavitt  My Life in the Stars
Rosie the Riveter  Girl You Never Knew

    I realize it's fairly presumptuous to muse and write about the thoughts of these women. Here are my thoughts on that.  

    I found some of these women through my own research, but several of  the women who inhabit these songs were suggested to me by friends and family members I've listed here."

Musicians and Singers on 13 Women

Live: Two Songs from 13 Women

   Me singing Just Give Me Everything with Renee Hayes and Tom Manche. Renee co-wrote another song on this project inspired by Edmonia Lewis, A Wave That Rocks Me.

I played a couple of the songs from Thirteen Women at a show in Nashville last summer: Spell was inspired by Sarah Wildes, who lived in the seventeenth century. Read about her here. Below that is a duo version of Just Give Me Everything.

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