In-Person Friday September 9th 2022, 7pm UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF ST PETERSBURG 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, St Petersburg FL 33701 $20 Advance/$25 At the Door/No One Turned Away Tickets: https://emmasrevolution.com/concerts
Activist singer/songwriting duo Emma’s Revolution will perform a 20th Anniversary & Double CD-Release Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St Petersburg in St Petersburg FL on Friday, September 9th at 7pm. Known for fearless, truth-telling lyrics and melodies you can’t resist singing, Emma’s Revolution is the award winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O.
Now in their 20th year, the duo writes songs about critical issues happening in the world, lending their voices to the movements those issues inspire and delivering moving, uplifting performances, whether on stage or on screen. Emma’s Revolution’s songs have travelled around the world and have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near.
“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)
Not many performing groups make it to the 20-year mark and Emma’s Revolution credits their staying power to the depth of their friendship and their commitment to justice and the justice-seeking communities they perform for. “Especially in these challenging times—with the war in Ukraine and the continuing effects of the pandemic— we are buoyed and inspired by the activists and communities we work with. Singing is part of what keeps us grounded and connected to one another,” reflects Pat. Sandy continues, “We love that folks seek us and our music out to keep themselves energized.
After performing throughout the pandemic, we’re excited to begin touring and performing in-person, again, and to be coming to communities like the Unitarian Universalist Church of St Petersburg.”
“Fervent and heartfelt” — The New York Times
Emma’s Revolution carries on in the spirit of their mentor, Pete Seeger. “Activist musicians inherit a legacy of the indivisibility of truth-telling and soul-stirring,” Pat explains. “We sing real people’s stories infused with an inherent desire for equality, the grief of injustice and the infinite possibility of transformation. In Emma’s Revolution, we bring our unique experience as women to create a sense of belonging where the audience feels the connection of community in the urgency of a story, the need for change and the reward of achieving victories through the power of community action. We emerge, together, with a greater experience of what’s possible in the world.”
The September 9th concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St Petersburg will be a CD release for Emma’s Revolution’s two new recordings.