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 new song “That’s An Emergency”. Also check out this one.
Singer and songwriter, Willa Mamet was born in a trunk and raised by performers of all kinds. She’s made music since about that time, singing irrepressibly and playing piano and guitar. With her musical partner, Paul Miller, she recorded two albums, East Hill Road and Let Somebody Love You, both of which won the VT Times Argus “Tammy” Album of the Year in 2013 and 2015. She hopes to release her next album in 2019. Meanwhile, she plays out sola, with Miller, and other beloveds, bringing her unique blend of rapier tongue and honey heart to audiences everywhere. Hear the voice that Patti Lupone calls, “Heartbreaking. Musical. Contemporary and ancient.”
Willa lives in Oakland, CA, with her beloved upright, her uncle’s guitar, a whole lot of elderberry bushes, and her six-pawed cat. She travels. A lot. For music.
Here is a video of Willa Mamet performing her song “Voice Among Voices”