Songwriters in the Round – Sage Cook (WE DREAM DAWN), Amber Lily, and Mikey Pauker
The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites – Sage Cook (WE DREAM DAWN and Elephant Revival), Amber Lily and Mikey Pauker.
In 2015, when Sage Cook decided to take leave from Elephant Revival, a neo-folk quintet he had helped found in 2006, WE DREAM DAWN! quickly grew from a distant dream into a new life. Fueled by lofty ideals about approaching art while living closer to the land, this new project is honing in on a new sort of american dream. “We are hoping to be growing most of our own food in a few years, because I feel most of the worlds problems are systemic of the way we cultivate our food and medicine” Sage states.
Since childhood, Amber Lily could be found humming in the garden. Both wildly inspired and heartbroken by the world, her voice is her refuge. Her music is 1 part storytelling, 1 part soul, her voice a salve for personal and social wounds. Amber Lily along with musical partner Tubby Love has played alongside musicians such as Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Ayla Nereo, Mike Love, Dustin Thomas, and others who share a message of hope and inspiration.
Mikey Pauker (pronounced pow-ker) is a folk/world artist from San Rafael California. Mikey’s early experiences at underground shows exposed him to the intense, primal energy of live music, as well as the strong community bonds that form in an authentic and close-knit scene. Inspired by teachers who blend yoga and mystical practices he went to study in Jerusalem, soaking up the hidden teachings of his ancestral lineage. These spiritual dimensions guided his artistic development as he explored ecstatic music festivals and mystical religious traditions.His sound blends elements of folk, reggae, and hip-hop, incorporating English and Hebrew roots into his devotional songwriting. The “RISE Vulnerable Rally” music video swept the world touching the hearts of over 1 million viewers this past year. Pauker has supported Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Matisyahu, Dovavon Frankenreiter, The Polish Ambassador, Mike Love, Ayla Nereo among others.