|EMMA’S REVOLUTION ~ CD RELEASE CONCERT in Cedar Rapids, IA on 2/12/12|
|News Releases - Music & Entertainment|
|Written by Sue Pate|
|Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:32|
emma’s revolution will be performing a CD release concert on Sunday February 12, 2012 at 7pm at the Legion Arts, 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.Tickets are $12 in advance and $16 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Legion Arts or (319) 364-1580. For more information, email
. The concert is suitable for all ages.
CD release concert for emma's revolution's latest recording, "Revolutions Per Minute". 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.
ABOUT EMMA’S REVOLUTION
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 creates new standards in the art and culture of social justice.
DOANE PERRY (drummer for Jethro Tull and emma's revolution cds “roots, rock & revolution” & “RPM”): "I consider myself very fortunate to have had the great pleasure and honor of working with Pat and Sandy over the last few years. Their music is natural and organic and their innate artistic sensibility has the power to communicate with intelligence, wit, grace, subtlety and humor."
Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” is sung around the world and has been called the anthem of the anti-war movement. “If I Give Your Name” won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the band's music has been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” and Pacifica's “Democracy Now!”
RICH WARREN, Folk DJ (Midnight Special and Folk Stage): “…dynamic performance with a social conscience, they continue proving that great topical and protest music is very much alive.”
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, groove and humor to concert halls and peace & justice events environmental, labor, human rights, LGBT and women's rights events. Touring over 200 days a year, emma’s revolution has performed at thousands of events throughout the US and abroad in Chile, Korea, Scotland, England, Israel/Palestine, Nicaragua and Cuba. emma’s revolution consistently delivers performances that are an uprising of hope and harmony so powerful audiences leap to their feet.
JOETTA, FAN: “Y’all put the 'move' in movement."
emma’s revolution has performed by invitation at the First Inaugural Peace Ball, World Culture Open in Seoul Korea, the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, School of America's Watch Annual Vigils, Camp for Climate Action in Leeds England, UN World Environment Day, Rallies in Madison WI, Occupy DC as well as conferences, festivals, coffeehouses, schools/universities, churches, benefits and rallies around the world.
JACOB DEAN, ASSOC. PRODUCER, THE THOM HARTMANN SHOW: "I love the grass roots, organic message that emma's revolution delivers with each new album. It's truly a must listen for any activist today! You'll become an instant fan just like I did."
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