Libby Roderick
Libby Roderick is an American
United States
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 singer/songwriter, recording artist, poet, activist, and teacher. The global impact of her song "How Could Anyone" has been featured on CNN, in Readers Digest, and in the Associated Press. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the southcentral part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the northernmost major city in the United States...

 where she still lives part of the time. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University
Yale University
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 in American Studies, and has worked as a TV and print news reporter, radio consultant, nuclear weapons educator and writer on Alaska Native
Alaska Natives
Alaska Natives are the indigenous peoples of Alaska. They include: Aleut, Inuit, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak, and a number of Northern Athabaskan cultures.-History:In 1912 the Alaska Native Brotherhood was founded...

 issues. She is best known for her healing anthem "How Could Anyone": "How could anyone ever tell you, you were anything less than beautiful? How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole? How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle? How deeply you're connected to my soul."

Studio albums

  • If You See a Dream (Turtle Island Records, 1990)
  • Thinking Like a Mountain (Turtle Island Records, 1991)
  • If the World Were My Lover (Turtle Island Records, 1993)
  • Lay it All Down (Turtle Island Records, 1997)
  • A Meditation for Healing (Turtle Island Records, 1998)
  • How Could Anyone (Turtle Island Records, 2005)

Compilations featuring Libby Roderick songs

  • One Land, One Heart (Musicians United to Sustain the Environment, 1999).
Includes "Low to the Ground" from Thinking Like a Mountain (1991). Other participants: Greg Wagner, Magpie, Susan Grace, Dakota Sid Clifford, Karen Goldberg, David Elias, Alice DiMicele, John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon is an American folk music singer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 34 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer, and is also proficient on many other instruments including guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and...

, Lydia Adams Davis, Peter Berryman & Lou Berryman, Joanne Rand, Dana Lyons
Dana Lyons
Dana Lyons is a folk music and alternative rock musician from Bellingham, Washington. He was born in Kingston, New York and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1982....

, Walkin' Jim Stoltz, Paul Winter
Paul Winter
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  • 1994. When I Hear Music. Anchorage, AK: Turtle Island Records. Lyrics, music, and guitar chords for songs from If You See A Dream (1990) and Thinking Like A Mountain (1991).


  • 1985. Alaska Women's History Resource Booklet. Anchorage, AK: Western Media Concepts. Produced by the Alaska Women's History Project.
  • 1999. "This Holy Earth." In Prayers for a Thousand Years. Ed. by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, pp. 192–193.
  • 2001. "Another Country." In Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony. Ed by Hank Lentfer and Carolyn Servid. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, pp. 64–65.

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