Oh hey I started a podcast!

In which my friend Sarah and I sit down with our favorite brilliant interesting exciting people and have stimulating conversations punctuated with songs and snark – subscribe to What the Folk wherever you stream podcasts! The first ten episodes are already live with some amazing guests and cover fun topics like musical oracles, psychedelic drugs, Julian Assange, anti-racist organizing, and U.S. imperialism, along with a healthy dose of folkery.

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New video! “Anyone Can Be A F******”

A brand-new little ditty inspired by a convo with a friend about, ahem, Mayor Pete, and the many faces of fascism 😀 I recorded it tastefully topless because nudity is natural no matter who you are, we all deserve to be heard and respected no matter what we wear, and guess what? The fascists are usually fully clothed. 
 
P.S. If you like Buttigieg but don’t like police brutality, government surveillance, or corporate whoredom, here’s why you actually don’t like Buttigieg:

Boob Dylan: A Benefit for & by Boobs returns October 10!

(Note: online ticket sales are now closed, but you can still get tickets at the door!)

An evening of satirical shenaniganery featuring a bevy of badass Colorado women musicians performing original snarked-up versions of your favorite Dylan songs to benefit breast cancer patients and their families.

Get your tickets here! https://m.bpt.me/event/4391693

This year’s beneficiary will be announced soon!

Here’s a video of the 2018 finale, “If Not For Boobs”:

2019 Performers:

Shanna In a Dress
shannainadress.com
Maya Bennett
mayabennettmusic.com
Emily Clark
emilyclark.net
Angel Edgemon
heavybeautyband.com
Kim Franco
Anela Lauren
anelalauren.weebly.com
Colleen Murphy
facebook.com/bottlerockethurricane/
Andrea Rossin
Veronique Van Pelt
– veroniquevanpelt.com
Emily Yates
emilyyatesmusic.com

 

New video: “Happy Ever After”

A holiday centered on love can be laborious to get through when your heart is broken or hurting, so here’s some real-talk to balance out the romance:

I wrote “Happy Ever After” as a reminder that life is full of surprises, and that people are complex, ever-changing creatures – sometimes the ones we think we know best reveal themselves to be strangers when we least expect it. Because life is also steeped in irony, a few weeks after recording this song, I realized I had written myself less of a gentle reminder and more of an agonizing told-you-so. I’m releasing it into the world on Valentine’s Day because for the first time in a decade, this day is a painful one for me, and in my experience there are few better ways to feel pain than through sharing the art that grows from it.

Many thanks to producers Dango Rose and Evan Reeves for inviting me into the Elephant Collective, to musicians Darren Garvey (percussion, guitar) and MeKenzie Solidago (cello, vocals) for lending their talents to the track, to Dan Rodriguez for the lines that helped me tie the room together, and to all of you for your consistent support of my music and heart. Community is everything in this crazy world, and I’m endlessly grateful for you.

Credits:

Words/Music/Video by Emily Yates

Produced by Dango Rose and Evan Reeves (Rose-Reeves Productions) in association with Elephant Collective

Engineered by Evan Reeves

Mixed by Patrick Tracy

Additional mixing by Max Nordby

Recorded at Elephant Collective Studios, Boulder, CO

Musicians:
Emily Yates – Vocals, Ukulele
Darren Garvey – Percussion, Guitar
Mekenzie Solidago – Cello, Vocals
Erik Yates – Flute

with special guest Elliott Garvey as The Witch