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Revolution Now Emma’s Revolution #RESISTANCE Concert

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Emma’s Revolution returns to their hometown of Mt. Rainier, MD for a # #RESISTANCE concert at Joe’s Movement Emporium 

Mt. Rainier, MD – Emma's Revolution, 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, comes to Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier, MD one night only on March 30, 2019 at 8 pm. 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. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door and can be purchased by calling 301-699-1819 or online at www.joesmovement.org.

ABOUT REVOLUTION NOW

Emma’s Revolution’s 2019 show include songs and stories in celebration of the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger, a friend and mentor to the duo. Pat’s nearly 30-year friendship with Pete spanned performances at NYC’s Symphony Space to helping gather sap from the maple trees on his property to swapping stories and sharing holidays with Pete and his wife, Toshi. As Pat recounts on stage, “I was at Pete’s bedside when he died. When I heard he was in the hospital, I drove up to NY, joining a steady stream of family and friends who came to sing Pete’s songs back to him in gratitude for all the times he had left home to sing to us. As the day and evening wore on, a small circle of family and friends remained. We sang our last songs together, sending Pete off onto his next adventure with our love.” The duo’s latest CD, Revolution Now, includes “Sing People Sing,” the tribute Pat began writing that night that captures Pete’s unique ability to empower an audience with harmony and hope.

Revolution Now garnered top acclaim from radio stations across the country: Top Artist #20 (after Joan Baez), Top Album #24 (after Bela Fleck) and Top Song #25 "Sing People Sing" (after Rhiannon Giddens). The recording covers issues from reproductive justice to refugees and Black Lives Matter to the sustaining power of love and includes Sandy’s beautiful setting of Woody Guthrie’s plaintive lyric, “Revolutionary Mind”, one of the many lyrics Woody left behind without an existing melody. 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.

Emma’s Revolution continues to write songs that are tools of inspiration and motivation to fuel today's resistance movements. Their stunningly powerful song and video, "I Believe Her,” written in support of

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Dr. Anita Hill and all survivors, was heralded by The Daily Kos in an article titled "We Have An Anthem, Folks," called "the musical equivalent of breaking news" by KPFA Radio and shared heavily on social media. The duo debuted their latest song, “Trumpty Dumpty,” at the San Francisco Day of Action rally opposing President Trump’s national emergency declaration. The song is being shared on social media and played on radio. 

Our new song! Written for the #FakeNationalEmergency demonstration in San Francisco, Feb 18 2019. The OED defines Humpty Dumpty as "A person or thing that once overthrown cannot be restored". Trumpty Dumpty, we're gonna make you fall! #FakeTrumpEmergency #IndivisibleSF #MoveOn Lyrics below and captions coming soon!