Boob Dylan – A Benefit For & By Boobs

Announcing … an evening of satirical shenaniganery, featuring a bevy of badass Colorado women musicians performing naughty, snarked-up versions of your favorite Dylan songs!

Get your tickets here!

The show will be a benefit for our friend Kaia Cochran’s breast cancer healing fund – full details on her condition and needs can be found here:

Update: thank you all! Here’s a video of the finale, “If Not For Boobs”:


Shanna In a Dress
Emily Clark
Grace Clark
Angel Edgemon
Laika Fox
Anela Lauren
Megan Letts
Daniella Katzir
Jaquita Straw
Andrea Rossin
Patricia Wolter
Emily Yates


New video! “Tears In My Bong”

Cannabis is slowly being legalized, but you know what else is?

Written by Emily Yates

Emily Yates – vocals, ukulele, bass
Erik Yates – dobro

Videography and editing by Anne Leo

Cecilia Thorn
Parker Otwell Roe
Andy Thorn
Erik Yates
Adrian Engfer
Jaquita Straw
Annsley Dolan

New video! “I’d Rather Be High (Than An Asshole)”

IT’S HERE! Ever since I released Folk In Your Face, I’ve been wanting to make a video for “I’d Rather Be High (Than An Asshole)” and now here it finally is – directed by Jamie DeWolf, featuring some of my favorite Bay Area performers! I wrote this song because not only did marijuana help me quit smoking cigarettes after I got out of the military, it also helped me deal with PTSD and generally be less of an asshole. Video & track credits below. Get the song here!

Two years ago today, I was standing trial in Philadelphia, having being violently arrested and jailed by some adorable-looking park rangers near the Liberty Bell the summer before. I’d been waiting in the 90º shade to play my song “I’d Rather Be High (Than An Asshole)” at a marijuana legalization demonstration later in the afternoon. The rangers had aggressively taken me down after refusing to tell me the reason they were clearing the park, and I later found out it was because they were using that area to process the herb they’d seized from demonstrators. The deep irony of the arrest – that I’d been prevented from playing this song due to the rangers being assholes about a marijuana demonstration – inspired me to release this video today, on the second anniversary of my conviction. And hey, Californians will be voting tomorrow on cannabis legalization! WHAT A COINCIDENCE.

Shot by
Jamie DeWolf and Gabriel Hurley

Edited by
Adam Parmalee

Assistant Director
Sara Shea

Supporting Cast

Angry Commuter Man
Patrick Ohslund

Weed Fairies
Kaila Love
Laika Fox

Sexy Cops
Jesi Ringofire
Wonder Dave
Police Brutality Victim
Duke Bossman

Emalee McNally
Scott Kimball
Carrie Jean Miller
Brenna Miller
Jaron Smith

Jamie DeWolf

Song Credits

Lyrics & Music by Emily Yates

Ukulele/lead vocals
Emily Yates
Jordan Feinstein
Erik Yates
Backup vocals
Melody Walker & Erik Yates

“Drugs Are Bad” in the Tiny Desk Contest!

I decided to enter NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest again this year with a new tune called “Drugs Are Bad”  – let’s call it an ode to the double standard. If it brightens your day even a smidgen, feel free to brighten mine by taking a second to Like/share/comment on the YouTube. Thanks!

Copy/paste/click if the video doesn’t show up:

Videography by Sheldon Edward Steere

Listen: KPFA radio, 8/14/15 (w/Country Joe McDonald)

I had the opportunity to have a conversation and fun singalong on KPFA-Berkeley’s “Living Room” program with Kris Welch and Country Joe McDonald, as a promo piece for the Berkeley Protest Festival. Our segment begins at 27:47 if you don’t have time to listen to the whole broadcast, but I hope you do. (Here’s a link to the segment on