Peg Millett is a powerful and deeply moving a cappella singer whose music, stories and testimony reweave and recreate human consciousness about the earth and the self. She has been unwavering in her commitment to act against the destruction of the earth's dwindling diversity of plants and animals. From 1991-1993 she was famously (infamously?) imprisoned for her environmental activism in defense of sacred lands, after being convicted of aiding in the destruction of ski lift pylons on the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona, mountains holy to all local indigenous groups. Since her release she has been 'singing her activism,' giving concerts and lectures on social and environmental issues for colleges and universities, at demonstrations, conferences, festivals and coffeehouses, and to aid numerous nonprofit organizations such as the International Native Forest Network, Earth First! and the Nuclear Resister.
Through her small independent label, Hidden Waters Music, she has released two tapes and a CD. Her first, "Gentle Warrior," has sold over 3000 copies; the second, "Clear Horizon," is selling as rapidly as the first and has been aired on many national and international public and community radio stations. A third album is in the works. She says, "I sing to help sustain the soul, to hold out hope, to name sadness, to inspire, to call to arms, to worship and to grieve. The songs on my albums are about the forest, the beauty of wild things, the loss of the West, how a bird sounds, the feeling of the cool of the day and the ugliness that corrupts people's souls."
Her work and her voice have been acclaimed by all who have heard her. Her sister, Kate Millett (author of Sexual Politics), says, "One swims in the sea of sound she commands."
"Her voice makes instruments obsolete." - David Brower, Environmental Land Air and Water Conference, Eugene, Oregon 1996.
"For Millett, singing is one of those healing arts that can help weave the world, unraveling before our eyes, back together into some kind of harmony between human endeavor and natural wisdom." - Art Goodtimes, Telluride-Times Journal, 1994.
"Her Spirit soars to heights we seldom hear in singers. You'll want to heed the call to help heal the wounds of Mother Earth. There must be a word in the dictionary somewhere that describes Peg Millett, but I haven't found it yet. All that 'clarity of tone - straight from the heart - music with meaning' doesn't cut it. Peg has something other singers lack. She zeros in on the 'guts' of a song, then delivers its message with grace and power." - Katie Lee, folk singer, author and long-time conservationist
"Even one week after you met with us, I still associate your presence with this desert landscape. I would like to thank you from the depths for sharing yourself so intimately with our group. Your words were inspirational and deeply touching. While many students must read textbooks in classrooms, we have the opportunity to meet people like you. We feel special that you made such an effort to spend time with us into the night..." - Greg Hoffman, Audubon Expedition Institute, 2001
"Would it be irreverent to name her She Who Walks Her Talk? This impassioned singer with the powerful voice has taken an extraordinary route to the stage, first singing at Earth First! Demonstrations at logging and uranium sites, and later giving concerts after legal eagles forbade her participation in demonstrations...You want stories about The Man and Mother Nature? She'll make you listen up good at this solstice celebration concert." - Metro Santa Cruz, 1996