is an artist-owned-and-run collective of radical songwriters and musicians who are making folk a threat again! We are:
- folked up jazzy riot-folk fury from st. louis!
- agressive folk from the front lines outta boston
- throws down. insanely eloquent in-your-face folk-punk from CT.
- phenomenal songs of uprising, resistance and revolution originally from Baltimore
- ethereal poetical and political songs from San Fransisco
- hard-hitting and earthy radical folk from Maine & Oregon
- old-timey and refreshingly clever anarchist folk from NYC
We seek to operate as a collective in a manner that is in-keeping with our analysis of the world and adhering to the principles of anti-oppression, resistance and liberation, mutual aid, direct democracy, community and struggle.
We support the struggles of all those who have been oppressed against their oppressors: oppressed genders, races, classes, the indigenous, and the earth itself.
We seek to make partnerships of mutual aid with other radical groups to help spread the music and the message of the movement. We don't just write about the movement, we're part of it!
Our artists have played with the likes of Tom Morello, Anti-Flag, Against Me!, Billy Bragg, This Bike is a Pipebomb, Charlie King, David Rovics, and Leftover Crack.
We love playing at protests, benefits, house shows, infoshops, or wherever!
Our influences are from all over the place. Musically we range from jazzy to celtic, classical to punk. Politically we draw off the tradition of radical folk-music, labor songs, and other songs of struggle. Some good names to mention might be:
Phil Ochs, Ani DiFranco, Crass, Defiance Ohio, Peggy Seeger, Aus Rotten, Paul Simon, Tsunami Bomb, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, The Who, The Clash, Ghost Mice, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, Charlie King, Pamela Means, David Rovics, Pat Humphries, Joe Hill, Against Me!, Jim Page, The Pinkerton Thugs, The Coup, Spearhead, Saul Williams, Billy Bragg, Joan Baez, Desert Rat, Jefferson Airplane, Erik Petersen, Tom Paxton, Country Joe McDonald, and so many more.
Riotfolk is playfully dangerous and lovingly militant. It is whispered threats and screamed words of love.
beat-up old guitars. less beat-up new guitars. banjos. harmonicas. sometimes drums. violins. cellos. bass now and then. loud voices.
also: gas-masks, monkey-wrenches, night-vision goggles, walkie-talkies, LAW, wire-cutters, grappling hooks, bandanas, molotov cocktails, our hearts and fists.
Anna Roland - www.annaroland.com
Evan Greer - www.evangreer.com
Ethan Miller & Kate Boverman- www.riotfolk.org/ethan
Ryan Harvey - www.ryanharvey.cjb.net
Tom Frampton - www.riotfolk.org/tom
Haymarket - www.riotfolk.org/haymarket
Brenna Sahatjian - www.riotfolk.org/brenna
Mark Gunnery - www.riotfolk.org/mark
OTHER IMPORTANT SITES:
www.anarchistresistance.org (protest the Inauguration!)
www.mozilla.org (free open-source web browser!)
Defiance, Ohio - http://defianceohio.terrorware.com
Erik Petersen - www.fistolo.com
Emma's Revolution - www.pathumphries.com
Pamela Means - www.pamelameans.com
Charlie King - www.charlieking.org
Counterfeit Matt - www.counterfeitmatt.cjb.net