"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. 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.
“Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love
and hope.” — Deb Andersen (The Wimmin’s Show, KZUM)
July 2017: Emma's Revolution's CD, "Revolution Now", was released to Folk DJs nationwide and
topped the June charts at #3 Top Album. Their song "Sing People Sing" tied for #2 Top Song
and every track on "Revolution Now" was played.
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.
“Emma’s Revolution invokes Woody Guthrie and the revolutionary
mind on ‘Revolution Now’, a rocking
new album brimming with songs that inspire, enlighten and unify.” — Mary Sue Twohy (The Village, SiriusXM)
"Emma's Revolution remains vital and relevant with their new CD that demonstrates the talented duo’s versatility.
There are powerful topical songs, like 'Fire in Ferguson,' some beautiful songs about love, and an absolutely wonderful
tribute to Pete Seeger, 'Sing People, Sing!’" — Nick Noble (The Folk Revival, WICN, Worcester, MA)
Emma’s Revolution’s song "If I Give Your Name" (about undocumented workers killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11) won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the duo's music has been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered”, Pacifica's “Democracy Now!” and “The Thom Hartman Show”. In 2016, Emma’s Revolution won the first Phil Ochs Award, presented by Phil's sister, Sonny Ochs and the music & justice organization, A Still Small Voice. The duo is also a contributor to the Grammy nominated CDs, “Singing Through the Hard Times – A Tribute to Utah Phillips” and “Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger.”
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.
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