Emma’s Revolution April 14: Save the Date

Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 pm

#Resistance Concert from Award-winning Activist Duo

Emma’s Revolution


Photo: Irene Young


Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
1535 Santa Barbara StreetTickets:
$20 advance/$25 door
Advance tickets available at USSB and onlineClick to hear “Sing People Sing” from Emma’s Revolution’s latest release, “Revolution Now” and special release, “Vote (The Trump Rewrite)

Emma’s Revolution

“Fervent and heartfelt” ~The New York Times

Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize and Phil Ochs Award, their 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, creating new standards in the art and culture of justice.

Emma’s Revolution is well known to Unitarian Universalist audiences, performing at coffeehouses, convocations and congregations across the country. Since their appearance with Pete Seeger at the 2005 General Assembly in Fort Worth, the duo has performed at every General Assembly since 2009. Their songs, “Keep on Moving Forward”, “Swimming to the Other Side” and “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” are sung by congregations across the country and included in the “Earth and Spirit Songbook”, the UU Tapestry of Faith series, and the UU Spanish Hymnal. The duo were also featured performers at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, singing their song, “Peace Salaam Shalom”, to nearly 10,000 global and religious leaders, grassroots activists, and practitioners from 50 traditions–and more than 80 countries–who gathered to collaborate to achieve a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.


Revolution Now CD

Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love and hope.”~KZUM Radio

Photo: Irene Young

Just announced! Emma’s Revolution’s latest CD, Revolution Now has garnered Top 2017 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)
Top Song #25
“Sing People Sing”

(just after Rhiannon Giddens)

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.

Revolution Now includes “Sing People Sing,” a loving tribute to the late Pete Seeger, a friend 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 resistance movements at this tumultuous time. As Pete Seeger inspired them to sing on the new CD, “Hope changes everything!”

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 (FolkDJ, “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)


More about Emma’s Revolution . . .

Website: EmmasRevolution.com
FaceBook: facebook.com/emmasrevolution/
Twitter, @emmasrevolutiontwitter.com/emmasrevolution