Evan Greer is twenty-something years old and lives somewhere between the Greyhound bus and your couch. Equally at home leading singalongs in a union hall or sweating in a basement punk show, her lyrically driven and energetic songs speak to radicals and hellraisers of all generations. Her powerful voice and presence often lead her to leave the microphone and stage and stand facing the crowd with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a whole lot of passion. At once intensely personal and analytical, these are songs that will leave you saying, "Yes, me too," and also, "I never thought of it that way." They are songs to sing and clap along to and songs to remind you that you're not the only one.
Since leaving school in 2005, Evan has toured extensively across North America and Europe, and shared stages with performers like Billy Bragg, Tom Morello of (Rage Against the Machine), Immortal Technique, Chumbawamba, Emma's Revolution, Charlie King, Pamela Means, Defiance, Ohio, Leftöver Crack, The Coup, Citizen Fish, and Mr Lif. In fall of 2005 she spent six weeks on the road with legendary labor singer Anne Feeney.
Evan seeks to use her music as a tool for spreading social movements and building communities of resistance. She sees music not as a commodity to be bought-and-sold, but as a powerful weapon in the culture-war, and offers all of her recordings for free download online. She does not believe in copyright. First and foremost she is dedicated to organizing and activism, and uses her tours to promote and often fundraise for various grassroots campaigns.
Evan is a founding member of the Riot Folk collective, a group of nine young musicians who work together to use their music as a tool for social change. The whole collective posts all of their music online for free download at their website: www.riotfolk.org
In addition to performing, Evan Greer facilitates workshops at high schools, colleges, and activist spaces on various social and environmental justice issues, as well as trainings about community organizing and direct action.
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