Rebecca Riots (band)
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|Origin||Berkeley, California, US|
Rebecca Riots (formerly known as Final Girl) was a female acoustic folk trio from 1993 - 2009 originating in Berkeley, California, founded in 1993 by its members, Andrea Prichett, Lisa Zeiler, and Eve Decker.
The Berkeley, California band Rebecca Riots was an acoustic folk trio named after a mid-19th century uprising against the British government in South Wales. It was founded in 1993 by Andrea Prichett and Eve Decker. They asked Prichett's guitar teacher, Lisa Zeller to join. From 1993-2001 they released four CDs, and were signed to Appleseed Recordings.
They toured the United States several times and played the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Bumbershoot, the Salinas Folk Festival, and regularly sold out multiple shows in Seattle, Portland, and The Freight and Salvage in their home town. They shared stages with Peter Yarrow, Utah Phillips, Laura Love, Street Sounds[disambiguation needed], Rhiannon, Ulali, Cheryl Wheeler, Sonia of Disappear Fear, Gwen Avery, Alix Dobkin, Alice Stewart, and many other balladeers for social change.
From 2002-2006 Rebecca Riots did not tour, and played one or two shows a year in Berkeley. During that time Zeller gave birth to a child and produced albums for other singer-songwriters, Prichett became a public school teacher and visited Palestine, while Decker participated in long meditation retreats and released a solo CD Commentary on Perfections of the Heart, based on Buddhist teachings.
From 2006-2009 the band was touring again and released its fifth CD, Just As Sure.
Rebecca Riots is upbeat, energized folk music with three part harmonies, guitar, mandolin and harmonica. On stage, the three women are charismatic, funny, and inspiring.
Songs and between-song banter deal with 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.
Rebecca Riots has done concerts and benefits at folk venues and colleges across the country, supporting causes ranging from environmental movements like Earth First! to anti-racist work and organizations supporting marginalized people such as homeless, children, and battered women.
- Rebecca Riots (1995)
- Some Folks (1998)
- Live at The Freight and Salvage (1999)
- Gardener (2000)
- Just as Sure (2004)
- "Bio Andrea Prichett". Prichett. 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
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