Emma's Revolution in Concert
SHARING OUR VOICES AND VALUES
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
LEGISLATIVE MINISTRY OF MARYLAND
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 7:30PM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF ANNAPOLIS
333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $18 student and low income
$50 Sponsor (Admission plus pre-concert reception with Artists at 6:30pm)
$100 Benefactor (Admission and pre-concert reception with Artists
at 6:30PM, preferred seating and $50 donation to UULM-MD)
Tickets available Online at UULM-MD here, at the Emma's Revolution website or at the door.
All donations to UULM-MD may be tax deductible as a charitable donation.
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UULM-MD (Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland) is a statewide advocacy network of Unitarian Universalists working to educate, mobilize, and coordinate UU's on issues before the Maryland General Assembly, including economic justice, climate change, restorative justice, health care, death with dignity, immigration and gun control.
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.
"The powers that be can control the media but it’s hard to stop a good song...
Pat's songs will be sung well into the 22nd century." — Pete Seeger (All Things Considered, NPR)
Emma’s Revolution's latest CD, Revolution Now, has garnered acclaim from radio stations across the country focusing on folk and acoustic music: Top Artist #20 (just after Joan Baez), Top Album #24 (just after Bela Fleck) and Top Song #25 "Sing People Sing"(just after Rhiannon Giddens).
“Sing People Sing” is a loving tribute to the late Pete Seeger—a friend and mentor to the duo—that 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 the recording, 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 signature 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)
Revolution Now was released at the inside-the-Washington-DC-beltway UnNaugural Concert on January 20th, 2017, where the duo also premiered their latest song, “Vote (The Trump Rewrite).” A potent and witty response to the voter suppression and Electoral College debacle of 2016, the song is now a warning against similar attacks in the 2018 Midterm Elections.
Emma’s Revolution are winners of the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the first Phil Ochs Award. Their music has been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered”and Pacifica's “Democracy Now!” and the duo were featured performers at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (performing to an audience of 10,000). Emma’s Revolution are contributors 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 year round, Emma’s Revolution has performed at thousands of 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 so powerful audiences leap to their feet and demand more.
Twitter: @emmasrevolution, twitter.com/emmasrevolution