emma's revolution / Pat Humphries & Sandy O:
Smart, funny, informative - like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.
"Across from the White House, we paused. . . We were arrested several hours later, having sung 'Peace Salaam Shalom' and 'All We Are Saying. . .' the entire time." –ALICE WALKER, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
"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 on National Pubic Radio's "All Things Considered"
"The epitome of great contemporary political music". – SING OUT!
"Bold, profound, moving, hilarious and transformative," emma's revolution is the duo of award-winning, activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O, who write songs that become traditions. "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" is sung around the world and has been called the "anthem of the anti-war movement." "Keep on Moving Forward" opened the NGO Forum at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Bejiing in 1995, becoming the unofficial theme of the Conference .
Their debut CD One x 1,000,000 = change includes "If I Give Your Name", Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Their newest CD "roots, rock & revolution" has been called “inspiring, gutsy & rockin'!”
PETE SEEGER on “roots, rock & revolution” : “This record is part of the worldwide revolution which will save this planet…these songs you'll find yourself singing for the rest of your life.”
We Came to Sing is our new CD collaborative with the legendary Holly Near. Click here to order your copy.
"Many of Holly's fans would agree that her collaborative works are among her finest, and this 2009 release is no exception - it's stunningly beautiful. These artists - Holly, Pat Humphries and Sandy O - deliver some truly gorgeous arrangements on their 3-part harmonies, at times sounding like a full choir. " ~LADYSLIPPER MUSIC
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, hope and a dash of healthy irreverance to concerts and peace & justice events across the US (including Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan and the School of the Americas Watch at Fort Benning, GA). They have performed by invitation at the World Culture Open in Seoul, Korea, and at the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics. Join the revolution!
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In May 2002, NPR's All Things Considered featured the story of an underground "folk anthem" that was 'everywhere,' despite its having no commercial airplay and no major label, or even moderate-sized indie label, support. The song was "Swimming to the Other Side," by activist musician and award-winning songwriter, Pat Humphries.
The NPR segment included interviews with Pat and folk legend, Pete Seeger, who said, "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." The response from NPR listeners was tremendous and unprecedented. In addition to emails that flooded Pat's and NPR's inboxes, so many people ordered "Hands" that it was the ..1 seller on Amazon.com for three days--outselling Eminem's just-released live recording, and every other rock and pop artist. There is hope! Hands contains "Never Turning Back which Pete Seeger called "one of the best songs I have heard in fifty years...an extraordinary song."
Pat Humphries & Sandy O
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Recordings feature guest musicians including:
Gina Forsyth (violin, The Malvinas)
Doane Perry (drums, Jethro Tull)
Gary Johnson (keyboards, Conjunto Jardin)
Clifford Carter (keyboards, James Taylor)
John Platania (guitars, Bonnie Raitt)
Stephanie Winters (cello, Richie Havens, Catie Curtis)
John Lennon, Michelle Shocked, Phil Ochs, Dixie Chicks, Hazel Dickens, Suzanne Vega, Pete Seeger
Smart, funny, informative – like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. emma's revolution is the award-winning, activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. With hauntingly beautiful harmonies and powerful acoustic instrumentals that deliver the energy and strength of their convictions, emma's revolution writes songs that become traditions.
emma's revolution uses the power of music to promote peace and justice, LGBT, human rights, labor, women, and environmental issues. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. emma's revolution is known to inspire crowds, small and large, from intimate concerts to rallies at the National Mall, on the steps of the Capital, Union Square, Times Square, Wisconsin State Capitol, from Florida to Alaska, Maine to California, Israel, Palestine, South Korea, Chile and more.
emma's revolution newest recording, "Revolutions Per Minute", was released in November 2011. With RPM, emma's revolution creates an electrifying soundscape
of their characteristically "rousing and soulful" songs of social conscience,
in settings from intimate acoustic to full-on funk.
• Pat Humphries: vocals, guitar, songwriting
• Sandy O: vocals, guitar, songwriting
• Robin Burdulis: percussionista extraordinaire
Official Website: http://www.emmasrevolution.com
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/emmasrevolutionfans