Emma’s Revolution

L to R: Sandy O, Pat Humphries. Photo Credit: Terry Georgia

“Fervent and heartfelt” – The New York Times

Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, who 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. “Our work has always been about building connection, love and justice through song,” says the duo. “We’re honored to know that our songs have been a source of inspiration, strength and joy.” The duo are winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize and the first Phil Ochs Award. The duo’s most recent CD release, “Revolution Now”, features a beautiful setting of Woody Guthrie’s plaintive lyric, “Revolutionary Mind”, one of the many lyrics Woody left behind without an existing melody.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Emma’s Revolution has moved as much of their work online as possible, creating opportunities for people to sing together (Zoom-style, of course), to use songwriting as a way to process emotions in an unsettled era, and to attend concerts where they can have a sense of connectedness, solace and joy, even in these times. Emma’s Revoution’s song parody, “From a (Social) Distance” has been hailed by PowerPop as “Freaking brilliant — funny, touching, gorgeously sung, and it couldn’t have come at a better moment” and has been shared widely on social media.