Rebecca Riots (band)

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Rebecca Riots
Origin Berkeley, California, US
Genres Folk
Years active 1993–2001
Labels Appleseed Recordings
Website rebeccariots.com
Members Eve Decker
Andrea Prichett
Lisa Zeiler

Rebecca Riots (formerly known as Final Girl) is a female “radical folk” trio founded in 1993 by its members, Andrea Prichett, Lisa Zeiler, and Eve Decker. From 1993-2001 they released four CDs, were signed to Appleseed Recordings, and toured the United States several times. They played the Vancouver Folk Festival, Bumbershoot, the Salina Folk Festival, and regularly sell out multiple shows in Seattle, Portland, and The Freight and Salvage in their home town of Berkeley, California. They have shared stages with Peter Yarrow, Utah Phillips, Laura Love, Street Sounds, Rhiannon, Ulali, Cheryl Wheeler, Sonia of Disappear Fear, Gwen Avery, Alix Dobkin, Alice Stewart, and many other balladeers for social change. Rebecca Riots has done concerts and benefits at folk venues and colleges across the country, supporting causes ranging from Earth First! and other environmental movements to anti-racist work and organizations supporting marginalized people such as homeless, children, and battered women.

From 2002-2006 Rebecca Riots stopped touring, playing one or two shows a year in Berkeley. During that time Lisa had a baby and produced albums for other singer-songwriters, Andrea became a public school teacher and visited Palestine, and Eve did long meditation retreats and released a solo CD based on Buddhist teachings.

The band is now back touring the country and has released its fifth CD, Just As Sure.

Musically Rebecca Riots is upbeat, energized folk music. They do three part harmonies, guitar, mandolin and harmonica. On stage, the three women are charismatic, funny, and inspiring. Songs and between-song banter touch on a range of issues, including combating homophobia; gay-straight alliance; police accountability; healing through interfaith spiritual practice (the three musicians are Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist); caring for the country’s homeless; prisoner’s rights; positive body image for women; building with straw bale; gratitude toward nature; facing death and loss; anti-apartheid work; Palestinian rights; love and support of children and teens; and good old celebratory love songs.

Discography[edit]

  • Rebecca Riots (1995)
  • Some Folks (1998)
  • Live at The Freight and Salvage (1999)
  • Gardener (2000)
  • Just as Sure (2004)

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