From the Unitarian Society’s Newsletter about his event.
Holly Near does not need to re-invent herself after forty years of singing for peace. She just keeps getting better. Her voice is strong, her wit is sharp, her musicality is entertaining and her commitment to peace is deep and consistent.
Here’s a song that we hope someone will pass on to the folks at True Colors or anyone else who wishes to play footsies with the CIA Listen up.
Hay Una Mujer Desapereida, Holly Near and Ronnie Glibert
I’m Not Afraid. Holly Near and emma’s revolution.
“Occupy The USA”, Emma’s Revolution
The Unitarian Society of Hartford is proud to host Holly Near on October 5th, as she sings songs from her new CD Peace Becomes You as well as old favorites. The New York Times says, “Miss Near…. belongs to the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and the Weavers.” Holly has been a pioneer for women in music, starting her own independent record company back in 1972. For decades, Near has put her gentle wit, big loving spirit and powerful songwriting to work for peace in the world. She can entertain like a cabaret singer and challenge the mind like a philosophy professor. One fan said, “Holly Near is a divine combination of Judy Garland and Pete Seeger.” A great combo!
Pat and Sandy are partners in life, love & justice. 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 and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, environmental, LGBT & women’s rights, immigration & human rights, and labor events around the world. Based in the Washington DC area, emma’s revolution has performed at more than a thousand events throughout the US and abroad. Join the revolution!
From Holly Near’s site we learn this.
As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows or through your speakers, her music fully engages listeners in the world around them. Holly has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes in peace, justice, and feminism, a wonderful spectrum of humanity. (more…)