Saturday – September 15 – 7:30 pm
For our first concert of the new season, the inimitable Pat Humphries and Sandy O of emma’s revolution will return to Mount Toby Friends Meeting. Definitely make reservations for this concert if you don’t want to miss it. Tickets are $25 to $30 and will also be available at the door and through PayPal in advance. (Link to PayPal will be posted soon)
Dancing on the edge of folk and pop, there’s a revolution: emma’s revolution. “Bold, profound, moving, hilarious and transformative.” The sound of passion in “deftly-turned phrases,” songs imbued with hope, warmth and the “power and drive” to turn tears into laughter, cynicism into action.
“Fervent and heartfelt” ~The New York Times. Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. Emma’s Revolution has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Rev Jesse Jackson, Amy Goodman, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Rev William Barber and Bill McKibben and have performed at concerts, peace & justice events and mass demonstrations across the country, including the Women’s March Oakland, the Poor People’s Campaign National Demonstration in Washington DC and the #FamiliesBelongTogether Day of Action in San Francisco.
Emma’s Revolution’s latest CD, Revolution Now garnered top acclaim from radio stations across the country focusing on folk and acoustic music, including Top Artist #20 (just after Joan Baez), Top Album #24 (just after Bela Fleck) and Top Song #25 (just after Rhiannon Giddens) for their song, “Sing People Sing”, a loving tribute to the late Pete Seeger who was a friend and mentor to the duo. Winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize and the Phil Ochs Award, their songs have been sung at justice events around the world and their music has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Pacifica’s “Democracy Now!” www.emmasrevolution.com