Emma’s Revolution, with Pat Humphries and Sandy O.
Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
“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, among others, and has 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 (after Joan Baez), Top Album #24 (after Bela Fleck) and Top Song #25 (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!”
The Ten Pound Fiddle holds a special place in the duo’s hearts. Pat lived in Lansing and spent some of her early performing years singing in the area coffeehouses. She was active with The Fiddle and worked at Goldenrod Records and Elderly Instruments.
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 an uprising of truth and hope so powerful, audiences leap to their feet. www.emmasrevolution.com