Emily Yates and Eleanor Goldfield present an evening of political folk’n’words in observance of the 17th anniversary of SHOCK AND AWE, the blatantly illegal bombing that began the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
March 19 – Mercury Cafe – Denver
7 PM – $10 adv, $12 @ door
Thank you to host Jamie DeWolf and the amazing beautiful humans of Tourettes Without Regrets for singing along so enthusiastically to my new song “If You Want A Revolution” and, as always, for the loudest “Try Not To Be A Dick” of the year!
Video courtesy of Kenny Hoff
(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”:
Shanna In a Dress
Veronique Van Pelt
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.
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
Emily Yates – Vocals, Ukulele
Darren Garvey – Percussion, Guitar
Mekenzie Solidago – Cello, Vocals
Erik Yates – Flute
with special guest Elliott Garvey as The Witch
A swingy little number in honor of the upcoming apocalypse!
Videography: Eleanor Goldfield
Editing: Emily Yates
Words/music/banjo/bass/vocals: Emily Yates
Shaker: Erik Yates
October 4 at the Mercury Cafe, what a night to remember – we raised funds for our friend with a night of Bob Dylan parodies and boobs flying everywhere!
This show spent four years in the dreaming phase and several months in the planning/doing phase and I still can’t believe it actually happened. My heart is full of love and gratitude for all these wonderful women performers and everyone who filled the seats to make this night so beautiful and unforgettable – to include the wonderful Amanda Mauree who took these gorgeous photos.
Thank you thank you thank you all. I already can’t wait till the next time!
If you couldn’t make it and still want to donate to Kaia’s fund, you can do that right here: www.gofundme.com/help-kaia-heal-metastatic-cancer