Holly Near & emma's revolution in Concert, Ashland, Oregon
In 1972, Holly Near was one of the first women to create an independent record company. Although unusual then, many artists now follow that path of independence. Nears vision was to promote and produce music by politically conscious artists from around the world a mission that Redwood Records fulfilled for nearly 20 years.
Often cited as one of the founders of the womens music movement, Holly not only led the way for outspoken women into the music world, but also worked for peace and multi-cultural consciousness.
A prolific writer and recording artist, Near has released 26 recordings of her own, including the seminal Imagine My Surprise, and performs as a guest on many others. In the past few years, Near has been busy re-releasing much of her early material. She continues to write and sing political songs with grace and humor, and her integrity earns her the reputation as one of the most articulate social change artists working today, with a power and maturity that may only come from decades of love and fear, despair, and inspiration.
In 2007 she released Sing To Me The Dream, an extended and remastered version of her 1984 live concert tour with Inti Illimani. A new collaborative recording with emmas revolution, We Came To Sing! which was born of the 2008 Sing Out the Vote tour, was released in August 2009. Holly and emmas revolution put their unique vocal stamp on songs from Hollys repertoire in eleven tracks that include old favorites such as Listen to the Voices, Sky Dances, and FiredUp along with new arrangements of Study War No More and Sail Away Lady, Pat Humphries Swimming to the Other Side, and Rick Brjkhardts (The Prince Myshkins) Ministry of Oil.
On Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30 PM, the Havurah will host Holly Near and emmas revolution in concert as part of their new CD release tour. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland. Call 488-7716 for more info.
Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N. Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
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