Saturday, April 13 at 7:30PM
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. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.
Emma’s Revolution is celebrating the release of their highly-anticipated 4th recording, “Revolution Now”, which includes “Sing People Sing”, a loving tribute to the late Pete Seeger, a friend and and mentor to the duo. The song captures his unique ability to empower an audience with harmony and hope. “Revolution Now” also includes the duo’s beautiful setting of Woody Guthrie’s plaintive lyric, “Revolutionary Mind”, one of the many lyrics Woody left behind without an existing melody. On “Revolution Now”, Emma’s Revolution covers issues from reproductive justice to refugees and Black Lives Matter to the sustaining power of love. With a core sound featuring their trademark exquisite harmonies and acoustic guitars, the duo’s songs span styles from folk to jazz and funk to rock. “Revolution Now” brings these tools of inspiration and motivation to fuel today’s resistance movements.
In the spirit of Emma Goldman’s famous attribution, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” Emma’s Revolution brings their uprising of truth and hope to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women’s rights events. Touring 200 days a year, Emma’s Revolution has performed at thousands events throughout the US and around the world in Canada, Chile, Korea, Scotland, England, Israel/Palestine, Nicaragua and Cuba, spreading their message of peace and justice. Emma’s Revolution consistently delivers performances that are an uprising of hope and harmony so powerful audiences leap to their feet.
Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love and hope.
— Deb Andersen (The Wimmin’s Show, KZUM)
Here is a video of Emma’s Revolution performing their song “Change”. Also check out this one.
Born in Vermont and raised in a trunk, Willa has wandered all over this wide world. Now a singer and a songwriter, steps-along-the-way included shooting photos, carving Judaica, tending bar, teaching Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese 5 Element theory, Spanish, ASL, sailing, and 2nd grade at the RI School for the Deaf.
These days she’s at the piano or the mic, helping us all feel a little more human.
Willa lives in Oakland, CA, with her beloved upright, her uncle’s guitar, a whole lot of elderberry bushes, and her six-pawed cat.
Here is a video of Willa Mamet performing her song “Voice Among Voices”