Saturday, July 05, 2014

July 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 9


This is my monthly email news. It's commercial free and, rest assured, no salesman will call.  You probably subscribed to receive it at one of my shows.  I'm very grateful to have you in my network of family, friends, fans and fellow travelers. If you know my work, you know I won't be attracting much in the way of corporate sponsorship.  Odds are I could come to your town and do a show and you'd never know about it - unless you read this newsletter.  And sometimes I'm not performing anywhere near you .... Do you know someone who lives where I'm playing?  PLEASE let them know. Thanks!

 If the gorgeous picture of my grandsons (below) is not displaying properly, you can check it out online at  http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com

Before you head off to any of my shows, be sure to call the venue to make certain that the details are right.

My CDs are available at http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid

and NOW ... on to the news!!



Nicholas John Berlin, born June 21, 2013 - Sebastian Edward Berlin , born August 22, 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE:


TX - Pittsburgh - Sweden

Midsummer in Sweden
Off to Ireland!
Upcoming concerts
Supreme Court goes insane 
Amy's worldwide concert



TX- Pittsburgh - Sweden

The Kerrville Folk Festival was the wonderful experience I've come to count on it to be. 
I didn't go out to the campfires at night the way I used to....  went to sleep after the main stage ended... or even before that. It was a pleasure to see my friend Dan Boling get some well-deserved recognition in New Folk.  The truly great energy at the festival seemed to emanate from my daughter's camp -- Merrville.  The day I left for the festival the PA Defense of Marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a Federal judge.  Needless to say, I got a lot of mileage from Roy Zimmerman's terrific DEFENDERS OF MARRIAGE.

I worked my way home through College Station, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Louisville with the fabulous Brad Yoder.  In addition to his considerable on-stage talent, Brad is a consummate tourmate... super polite and helpful.

Many thanks to Danny Yeager, Amy Sue Berlin, Mike Meadows, Leslie Harris, Judy Ancel, Bill Clause, Dick Mitchell, Greg Johnson, Tim O'Connor, Lee Graham, Barb Royce, Lynn and Kat Green, Laura X, Kay Drey, JP Wright, Kay and Walter Tillow

I had 36 hours in Pittsburgh to unpack, pack and fly to Sweden.  Yee hah!


Midsummer in Sweden

I arrived in Sweden on June 19th, and apparently brought lots of cold weather and rain with me. The Swedes had been celebrating summer's early arrival.. the sunshine and warm weather... and then I arrived. Rainy and cold. The weather was fair for my outdoor gig on June 26th, but went right back to blustery winds and rain.  My birthday (July 1st) was a soggy affair. The sun finally came out today -- yay! and here I sit writing my newsletter.  It'll be a short one.

I'll be playing at the Joe Hill House, where he was born, in Gavle.  The Swedish Wobs have control of the house - now a Museum.  That is always fun and inspiring. And I'm doing a show in Stockholm at Vinterviken with my great pal Jan Hammarlund  (http://www.janhammarlund.se/ in Swedish) or in English  -  https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10245545_272679682900197_622855524_n.jpg.  I'm hoping Jan will come to the US next year to tour with me and his brand new wonderful CD of Malvina Reynolds' previously unrecorded songs.



Ireland - Here We Come!!!




Three weeks until the Irish adventure begins!  Yee-hah!  We have an absolutely fantastic group of travelers - some folks I've known for many years and really admire
My new Facebook page about the Ireland tours is up at  https://www.facebook.com/irelandwithannefeeney
Ireland with Anne Feeney in the search window of Facebook should work, too.
Tour vicariously with us.




Coming right up!!


Anne Feeney
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Konsert
Joe Hill Huset
Nedre Bergsgatan 28
Gavle
Sweden
070-3186391
http://www.gavle.se/turism/sevart/gamla_g.html
Price: frivilligt -,forslagsvis 100 kr
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 2:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund in Concert
Vinterviken
Stockholm
Sweden
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Come to Ireland with me for a Labor History Tour!!
Innishfree Tours
http://johnsmithmusic.com/tour-ireland
It's all confirmed - all we need is you!!
I've got a labor history tour of Ireland that will knock your socks off! Ireland's history is as interesting as its countryside is gorgeous. Please join me for ten days you'll never forget in the "Isle of Saints and Scholars." Contact vbelinoski@austin.rr.com for the details.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 8:30 PM
Si Kahn and Anne Feeney in Concert
Firkin Crane
Shandon, Cork City
Ireland
Price: 15 euro
Join me and Si Kahn in this beautiful theater as we do a concert in the spirit of Mother Jones, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 2:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Konsert
Meken
Smedjebacken
Sweden
http://www.smedjebacken.se/arkiv/evenemang/arkivforevenemang/evenemang/annefeeneypameken.5.61fc4c4145aef13eb7a57.html

It's increasingly clear that it's a war between persons and women


Monday, September 1st, 2014
Labor Day in Olympia, WA!!
stay tuned... more details coming
Olympia, WA
Bob Guenther is the contact gbob294(@)aol.com

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Labor Campaign for Single Payer Strategy National Conference
ILWU Local 6
99 Hegenberger Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Oakland, CA
http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/2014-strategy-conference-registration/

Get involved in a meaningful way to bring single-payer quality health care to all Americans! come to this conference!!!

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Labor Day in Olympia, WA!!
stay tuned... more details coming
Olympia, WA
Bob Guenther is the contact gbob294(@)aol.com

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 8:30 AM
Fighting Bob Fest
Sauk County Fairgrounds
Baraboo, WI
http://fightingbobfest.org
Come to the 13th Annual Fighting Bob Fest!
Return to the Grassroots!
Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds
in Baraboo, Where It All Began
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kickoff  on Friday night, Sept. 12,
at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison,
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join 5,000-10,000 activists in the biggest annual gathering of progressives in the country!

Fighting Bob Fest was founded by Ed Garvey, with the indispensable help of Sue and Tom Holmes.

Co-sponsored by The Progressive magazine and the Madison Capital Times.


Saturday, October 25th, 2014 6:00 PM
Annual Eugene V Debs Dinner
Sycamore Banquet Center
Terre Haute, IN
812--232-2163
http://debsfoundation.org/

I'd love to fill in some midwest dates here.  Got any ideas?



Saturday, November 8th, 2014 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney at the Champaign Urbana Folk & Roots Fest
Champaign, IL
http://folkandroots.org/
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 6:00 PM
Thomas Merton Center Award Dinner Honoring Jeremy Scahill!
Sherator Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
http://thomasmertoncenter.org
Sunday, November 16th, 2014 7:00 PM
Lou and Peter Berryman Return!
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.877-6480
Price: $15-25



Coming in spring 2015 - Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons - 
Teamsters and Turtles Together at Last!!


AMY AND MIKE DO AN INTERNET CONCERT!!!!

Now no matter where you live, you can see my daughter Amy in concert on Concert Window. To watch the show go to https://www.concertwindow.com/shows/7383-amy-sue-berlin-and-mike-meadows    

The show is LIVE and begins at 10PM EDT, 9PM Central, 8PM Mountain and 7PM Pacific
If you're in Ireland, it's at 3AM, Sweden & Denmark and Harare 4AM
on Thursday, July 31, 2014
ENJOY!!




Well, that's it for July.  Write back with your news

Monday, May 12, 2014

May-June 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 8

Thanks so much for being part of my network of friends, family, fans and fellow travelers.


Your top questions for May 12, 2014:

Did you get enough people for your Irish tour?  YES!!
Is there still room for me??  YES!! (five seats left)
Will you be at Kerrville?  YES!! the first 17 days
Did your son do that crazy ultrathon and bike trek??  YES!!!
Are your grandchildren still adorable?  YES!!!!

(details within)

MY top questions for May 12, 2014

Anybody want to produce a show for me in DALLAS on Thursday, June 12th?  YES !!!
Anybody want to produce a show for me in ST LOUIS on Sunday, June 15th?    YES !!
Thank you Leslie Harris!  Thank you Laura X!



THE IRISH TOUR IS A GO!!

Don't you want to go?  As Tom Wolfe says, "Are you on the bus or off the bus?"  I'm so pleased that enough people signed up before the deadline that we can definitely do the tour BUT we still have five empty seats that I would love to fill. C'mon now - you'll not regret it.  If you would like to spend 10 glorious days in Ireland with me and a small but lively group of very cool people, drop a line to vbelinoski@austin.rr.com. 


 Your $2250 will cover 9 nights in great hotels, all ground transportation from July 29th through  August 6th, all breakfasts, three sumptuous dinners, admission to all heritage sites -  It's a fabulous value.  I love taking friends to Ireland.  I have been going to the Emerald Isle regularly since I was 26 years old, and I'm a fun and fairly knowledgeable guide. There is lots more information at http://annefeeney.com/Pages/irishtours.html   Any questions? Reply to this newsletter, or check out the many articles I have posted on my blog, the Fellow Travelers' Advisory, or send me your phone number and a good time to call.  You'll be welcome indeed!

Our luxury coach safely navigates even the wee byways, so we don't miss out on anything!







Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder touring to Kerrville, TX

for Pete's Sake!




The press release for this tour is posted at http://www.annefeeney.com/news.html

The dates are:

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder: Kerrville or Bust!
The Barn
1225 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
513-766-6121
Price: $15-25 suggested
contact Jon at jon@footprintsforpeace.org to reserve a seat.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 - Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Monday, May 19th, 2014
Kerrville Folk Festival
Quiet Valley Ranch
Kerrville, TX
http://kerrville-music.com
As I have every year since 1989, I will be camping deep in the heart of Texas at my favorite folk festival with my festival family, enjoying fabulous music under the TX moon. And, I'll let you in on a little secret - The stars at night ARE big and bright.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
Danny Yeager's house
College Station, TX
(979) 777-8758
http://brazos_progressives.typepad.com/news/2007/02/anne_feeney_hou.html
Price: free!
Y'all were so wonderful and generous last year when my health made the concert impossible ... I'm doing a free concert for you and bringing along another super-talented player!
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
tba
Dallas, TX
Leslie Harris is the contact.
jharris866@aol.com
details continuously updating at http://annefeeney.com/calendar.html
Friday, June 13th, 2014 7:30 PM
OKC Labor Council presents Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder :Kerrville or Bust!
The Blue Door
Oklahoma City, OK
Price: $15-25 donation
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 7:00 PM
Heartland Labor Forum's 25th Anniversary Celebration with Jim Hightower and Anne Feeney
IBEW Local 124
301 W 103rd Terr
Kansas City, MO
816-517-4083
http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/radio.htm
A VIP dinner is available at 6PM. Call Bill Clause at 816-517-4083 for information.
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 5:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
Marriott Residence Inn Party Room
8011 Galleria Parkway
St Louis, MO 63117
http://www.ncmdr.org/
Price: $15-25 suggested
for more information, contact Laura X laurax@sbcglobal.net
Proceeds from this concert will, in part, support the UMSL National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape:
Monday, June 16th, 2014 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert with John Paul Wright
The Rudyard Kipling
422 W Oak Street
Louisville, KY 40203
https://www.facebook.com/railroadmusic.org‎



MY FIRST LIVE STREAMING CONCERT!

Mark your calendar, set your cell phone alarm for Saturday, May 17th, 2PM Eastern Daylight Time, 11AM West Coast time, 1PM Central time, 8PM Swedish time, 9PM Zimbabwe time

I'm excited to announce that I'll be playing my first live broadcast show online on Saturday, May 17th. It'll last about 40 minutes.

Tune in to:
http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/6153-anne-feeney to hear me play a set of songs from my deck (weather permitting), or my dining room.  There's a chat feature with this program, so you'll be able to ask questions and make requests.


Toast a bagel and join me for my first ever live interactive web concert! See you on Saturday!


SWEDEN AND DENMARK 

I'll be in Sweden from June 18th until August 12th (except for my Irish excursion - July 29th through August 6th).  If you would like to hire me, or me and the fabulous Jan Hammarlund, contact Julie Leonardsson at mailto:picasso77750@yahoo.se

THE FINISH LINE

My son, Daniel Berlin, finished that grueling test of endurance, and raised almost $4000 for refugee relief! Well done, son. His blog of that adventure appears here:https://www.causes.com/campaigns/72465-support-refugee-rights-in-africa-asia-and-latin-america



So looking forward to three weeks in the company of my wonderful daughter, Amy Sue Berlin and her charming husband, Mike Meadows, as we camp together at the Kerrville Folk Festival. I get to see their new house in Austin, too!

Happy Birthday Tony Mumphrey, Kevin McCahill, Collin McCahill, Fellow Traveler Scott Stephansen, Frances Kennedy, Celeste Taylor, Chris Kennedy, Kathleen Feeney,Terri Wondra, Kip Ruefle and Rick Laus!

Huge thanks to Diane McMahon, Ginny Hildebrand, Harry Levine, Chris Chandler, Bob Barnes, Grace Cox, Lynne Dobson, RD Grunbaum and Linda Orgul, Carlyn Syvanex, Chris Kennedy, Liana Kennedy, Ken Orchard, Carole Costello, Brian Charlton, Dotty Dale, Betsy Pernotto, Bob Marshall, everyone at the Heartwood, Jim and Joey, Larry & Karen Hildes, Dana Cooper, Cynthia Stamper,Dan Bern, Sue Gibb, Mike Honey, Marilyn Kimmerling, Adam... I know I've missed some wonderful folks... the tour was fabulous, and I certainly couldn't have done it without the kindness, consideration and immense talent of my tour partner - EVAN GREER.

Thanks and goodbye til after Kerrville.

Monday, April 21, 2014

May 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 7

Thanks so much for being part of my network of friends, family, fans, followers and fellow travelers.  It's just impossible, with 8500 subscribers, to keep in touch with everyone individually, but these once-a-month Fellow Travelers' Advisories are my invitation to you to stay in touch, tell me what's going on in your community, let me know about upcoming actions and events.

You can unsubscribe if you must by clicking the link at the end of this newsletter.  I'll miss you!

You can update your information as well.  If you are changing email addresses you can just click at the link at the botton, and put enter your new email.

You can download single songs, download albums, or buy my CDs at http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid or by calling 1-800-BUY-MY-CD

Lots of love from Victoria, BC

Anne

In this issue:

MY IRISH TOURS CANCEL FOREVER UNLESS...

CARRY IT ON! - with ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER
- a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger

POST CARD FROM MY SON, DANIEL BERLIN IN ZIMBABWE


PETE SEEGER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN PITTSBURGH


ANNE FEENEY AND BRAD YODER - KERRVILLE OR BUST!


SWEDEN, DENMARK, HERE I COME!


LABOR DAY IN OLYMPIA, WA



MY IRISH TOURS CANCELLED FOREVER UNLESS...


It breaks my heart to tell you that I may have to cancel this year's Ireland tour.  Eleven of my favorite people have already committed to this year's tour, but we will have to cancel it if we don't get at least 4 more people.  I know I'll never do another tour if this tour cancels..  I'm just sick about having to disappoint the loyal folks who wanted to go with me.

See last month's Fellow Travelers' Advisory for all the details on this wonderful tour http://fellow-travelers-advisory.blogspot.com/2014/03/april-2014-anne-feeneys-fellow.html .

The only way this tour could still go this year, and in the future,  is if 4 of you signed up within 24 hours. An email to VBelinoski@austin.rr.com will reserve a seat if you're interested.  This isn't sudden notice ... it's been in my newsletter for months, and on my website and blog and facebook.  If you have thought "Someday, I'm going to do that," this is someday.

Ironically, I've already purchased my tickets to Ireland.  I'll still be performing at the Mother Jones Festival with Si Kahn on July 31st.  I'm going to have a wonderful time in Ireland this year... but I'll sure miss you!

CARRY IT ON! - with ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER- a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger


The three shows we've done on this tour have been spectacular - all wildly exceeding our expectations.  Olympia was terrific thanks to Linda Dobson, Harry Levine, Grace Cox, Bob Barnes, Daniel Bernstein and Jim Cubbage.  We got great ink in OLYWA, too:

http://www.theolympian.com/2014/04/14/3086732/folk-singers-to-perform-pete-seeger.html
http://olyblog.net/anne-feeney-evan-greer-tour-honor-legacy-pete-seeger


And RD Grunbaum and Linda Orgul provided their famous hospitalty in Aberdeen, where we had a fantastic show.  The audience was so enthusiastic and sang so well.... ahhh.. it's why I do this work.


This morning we departed from gorgeous Sequim, WA where Evan and I enjoyed the sumptuous hospitality of Carlyn Syvanen before leaving for Vancouver Island. 

Monday, April 21st, 2014 6:00 PM
EVAN GREER WORKSHOP: QUEER LIBERATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Camas Bookstore and Infoshop
2620 Quadra St,
Victoria, BC
Canada


Monday, April 21st, 2014 7:30 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Camas Bookstore and Infoshop
2620 Quadra St,
Victoria, BC
Canada
Price: $10 suggested


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 7:00 PM
Mayworks presents: ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Courtenay Zocalo Cafe
208 5 St
Courtenay, BC V9N 1J6
Canada
250-331-0933
http://zocalocafe.ca/


Thursday, April 24th, 2014 7:30 PM
The Campbell River Labour Council presents: ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
The Carriage Room - Royal Coachman Inn
84 Dogwood St
Campbell River, BC
contact: bcharlton@shaw.ca

There will be appetizers available for purchase at the interval between our two sets, and cds and dvds available for purchse.
Friday, April 25th, 2014 8:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
House Concert
Victoria (James Bay), BC
250-385-1307
Price: $15-20 suggested
Tix are $20 waged, $15 other, and reservations directions are available at
why2342@hotmail.com, or 250 385 1307


Saturday, April 26th, 2014 2:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Heartwood Cafe
317 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Canada
http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/
Come a little early for a delicious brunch, and attend our 2PM matinee - our last show in Canada!

Monday, April 28th, 2014 12:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Commemorating Workers' Memorial Day on the Bellingham Public Library Lawn
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98227 
betsy pernotto is the contact

Monday, April 28th, 2014 7:30 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Union Center
1700 N. State Street (upstairs)
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-647-1752
http://evangreer.org
Price: $10-20 suggested
Betsy pernotto is the contact


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 7:00 PM
Linda Newton presents ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Firewheel Community Coffeehouse
2727 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
425-374-7946
https://www.facebook.com/events/720810671296896/
Price: donations


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 7:00 PM
WS Labor Council May Works, PNHP and SEIU 1199NW presents:ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Seattle Labor Temple Hall #1
2800 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Price: $15-25 suggested
all welcome. no one turned away for lack of funds.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 7:00 PM
UW Tacoma Campus presents; ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON -a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
UW Tacoma Campus - Carwein Hall
Tacoma, WA
Mike Honey is the contact.




From my son, Daniel BerlinApril 20

After 850 kms on the bike, a relatively painless two-wheeled border crossing, successful selling of the bikes to Zimbabwean truckers in Musina, an overnight train, a delayed flight, a lost bag, and relearning how to drive a stick shift on a right-hand drive rental car, I'm safe and sound in Cape Town and happily reunited with the family!  

Thanks so much to everyone who supported me! It's not too late to donate to Asylum Access to help me reach my fundraising goal asap   https://www.causes.com/campaigns/72465-support-refugee-rights-in-africa-asia-and-latin-america



Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 7:30 PM

Remembering Pete Seeger on his 95th birthday - Carry it on!
First Unitarian Church
Ellsworth and Morewood
15232
412-361-3022


Join me, Mike Stout, Ginny Hildebrand and a host of Pittsburgh's finest musicians as we honor the legacy of Pete Seeger with an evening of . Proceeds will, in part, benefit Marcellus Protest and the campaign to organize at UPMC


Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder: Kerrville or Bust!

I'll be driving to the Kerrville Folk Festival, as I have done almost every year since 1989.  This will be the first festival ever without former director Rod Kennedy, who died recently. 

But I'm very excited to be sharing the drive and the stage on the way there and back with my pal Brad Yoder (http://www.bradyoder.com/).  Here are the dates we have booked... but if you'd want us in Columbus on May 17th, or  June 9th, 10th or 11th in San Antonio or Austin, June 12th in Dallas.... reply to this email or call me at 412-877-6480.





Sunday, May 18th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder: Kerrville or Bust!
The Barn
1225 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
513-542-0007
Price: $15-25 suggested
contact Jon at jon@footprintsforpeace.org to reserve a seat





Sunday, June 8th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
Danny Yeager's house
College Station, TX
(979) 777-8758
http://brazos_progressives.typepad.com/news/2007/02/anne_feeney_hou.html
Price: free!
Y'all were so wonderful and generous last year when my health made the concert impossible ... I'm doing a free concert for you and bringing along another super-talented player!


Friday, June 13th, 2014 7:30 PM
OKC Labor Council presents Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder :Kerrville or Bust!
The Blue Door
Oklahoma City, OK
Price: $15-25 donation


Saturday, June 14th, 2014 7:00 PM
Heartland Labor Forum's 25th Anniversary Celebration with Jim Hightower and Anne Feeney
probably IBEW Local 124
301 W 103rd Terr
Kansas City, MO
816-517-4083
http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/radio.htm


Monday, June 16th, 2014 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert with John Paul Wright
Anne Feeney - Brad Yoder
The Rudyard Kipling
422 W Oak Street
Louisville, KY 40203
https://www.facebook.com/railroadmusic.org‎




Sweden and Denmark!

I'll be in Sweden from the 19th June until 12th August.

I would love to perform.  The only dates where I am unavailable are July 28th-August 7th, and the 10th of July 11th.
I'm performing in Ludvika on June 26th.  Jan Hammarlund will be available to perform with me on many of these dates.
Contact picasso7750@yahoo.se for Swedish conversation, or email me at anne@annefeeney.com in English.  Tusen tak!



LABOR DAY IN OLYMPIA, WA  -- OREGON, GET READY... I'M COMING YOUR WAY


See you next month.  Thanks for reading!

http://annefeeney.com
http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid - Buy CDs!
412-877-6480 (cell)

"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips

Friday, March 28, 2014

April 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 6


The dates are set, the rooms are booked, 

the musicians are ready and waiting  -- 

all we need is you!

We have 16 14 12 seats left for this summer's tour of Ireland ... Come join us for 10 days and 9 nights of fun, fantastic music, breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences.



Only four months until we depart on our Irish adventure!! Sign up now!  I've got 16 seats left, and I hope one of them is yours!  Our tourmates so far are wonderfully interesting folks whom I'm sure you'll enjoy.  Join the un-tour ... no crowded buses belching diesel, no name tags, no rushing, no early mornings - just fantastic adventures, beautiful scenery, extraordinary music.  Click here for more:  http://annefeeney.com/Pages/irishtours.html

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EVAN GREER AND I HEAD TO THE FOURTH CORNER 
APRIL 16th - MAYDAY

 The rabble-rousing spirit of beloved protest singer Pete Seeger lives on
 -- and this April, renowned labor singer Anne Feeney and riot-folk
 troubadour Evan Greer are out to prove it. Audiences who attend the
 multi-generational “Carry it On” tour will learn to expect the
 unexpected during high energy concerts that feature music ranging from
 Irish ballads to union singalongs to political punk anthems. Greer and
 Feeney have both shared stages multiple times with the Pete Seeger.
 Together they will carryi] on Pete’s legacy - harnessing the power of
 music for revolutionary social change, and making it irresistible for
 audiences to join in and sing along.




 The Carry it On tour features Anne’s bottomless backpack of hellraising
 songs, given new energy by Evan's skillful accompaniment on a veritable
 arsenal of acoustic instruments. Greer's catchy and original folk-punk
 anthems shine with the addition of Anne's soaring harmony vocals. The two
 have been touring together for more than a decade -- since Evan was just a
 teenager -- and their dynamic stage performance, which ranges from
 hilarious to serious, will instantly and permanently change the opinion of
 anyone who has ever thought that political music has to be boring.


 Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne Feeney is the granddaughter of an intrepid
 mineworkers' organizer, who also used music to carry the message of
 solidarity to working people. After two decades of community activism and
 regional performances at rallies, Anne took her message on the road. Since
 1991 Anne has traveled to the frontlines in 42 states, as well as Canada,
 Mexico, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden. Her anthem "Have You Been to Jail  for Justice?" is being performed by activists everywhere, and was recorded
 twice by Peter, Paul and Mary. Dubbed the "minister of culture" to the
 movements for economic and social justice and human rights, Anne is "the
 best labor singer in North America" according to Utah Phillips, and Pete
 Seeger himself has praised Anne’s “fine songwriting.” Anne has played for      crowds of thousands and shared the stage with legends like Utah
 Phillips, Peggy Seeger, Dan Bern, Billy Bragg, Peter, Paul and Mary, and of
 course, Pete Seeger.

 Evan Greer is an LGBTQ parent, organizer, and multi-instrumentalist who
 writes fearless and dangerously catchy original songs that inspire hope
 and incite resistance. Equally at home leading singalongs in a union hall
 or sweating at a basement punk show, Evan has developed a cult following
 across North America and Europe, and has had songs featured on NPR, in
 college courses and major independent films. At 28 years old, Evan tours
 internationally as a musician and facilitates workshops and trainings to
 support movements for justice and liberation. Howard Zinn called Greer
 “an eloquent and energetic writer, who “reminds me of Phil Ochs."
 Evan has shared stages with artists as musically diverse as Billy Bragg,
 Immortal Technique, Gil Scott Heron’s Midnight Band, Holly Near, Against
 Me!, Pamela Means, The Coup, and Chumbawamba. Tom Morello, guitarist of
 Rage Against the Machine writes, "Evan Greer continues to write inspiring
 folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers ... a heck of a
 guitar player."

 The Carry it On tour spans Washington State and British Columbia. It
 begins April 16th and will culminate during a grand finale on May Day,
 International Workers Day, during an event at UW in Tacoma, WA.






EXCITING NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE 
PEOPLES' MUSIC NETWORK
ANNOUNCING THE PMN "SONG OF THE MONTH"!!!!


People’s Music Network (PMN) – an organization that has been promoting music for progressive social change since 1977 – invites you to submit an original song at no cost to a new project that launches May 1, 2014 (May Day) called, “PMN Song of the Month.”

PMN designates each month with a theme related to a specific social justice topic where people are fighting for a better world. The topic for May 2014 is the “financial crisis” and the deadline for submissions via our website is April 5, 2014.

In June, the topic will be “The Environment.” In July, it will be “Prisons.” Check back on the website for future topics as they are designated. The goal of this project is to integrate inspiring new songs of freedom and struggle in today’s progressive movements and to raise the profile of politically-informed songwriting in the culture at large.

A small panel of judges composed of activists and songwriters who are part of struggles for justice related to each month’s topic will select from the submissions what they deem to be the most politically effective, well-crafted, and relevant song.

The songwriter whose song is selected will be given a modest award of $100 cash. PMN will promote the song by asking partner organizations to publish the selected song on their website, featuring live performances of the song at events, and by encouraging PMN members to learn and sing the song.

In June, the topic will be “The Environment.” In July, it will be “Prisons.” Check back on the website for future topics as they are designated. The goal of this project is to integrate inspiring new songs of freedom and struggle in today’s progressive movements and to raise the profile of politically-informed songwriting in the culture at large.
 www.pmnsongofthemonth.org

PMN Song of the Month is sponsored by People’s Music Network for Song of Freedom and Struggle, and so far, has no outside financial support.

Learn more and submit a song here:
Sign up to receive the song of the month by e-mail.
picketing  Please forward this notice to songwriters who may be interested.

For more information:  Ben Grosscup, People's Music Network, Executive Director, ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org

The discussion group that PMN has discusses interesting subjects. Why aren't there any songs that are friendly to the police? asks one member..  It reminded of one of my favorite stories from a few years back.  A bunch of what we would call "the usual suspects" were picketing and leafletting at a local military recruitment center.  A FOX news reporter covering the vigil was taunting all the peaceniks.  At some point the reporter called the police and said he feared for his life.  The cops showed up en masse with riot gear, stun guns and police dogs.  In the melee that ensued during the police riot a young woman was pepper-sprayed, and elderly woman suffered a nasty dogbite, and a long-time peace activist was knocked out of his electric wheelchair and there were a few arrests.

We decided there was nothing for us to do but return the following week, stronger and more determined.  About 200 activists lined up outside the recruitment center. Dozens of heavily armed cops were there on horseback, with snipers on the rooftops and full riot gear.  The tension was palpable.  Most of the vigilers were afraid.  When along come the "BAKERS AGAINST BRUTALITY" wearing white aprons and carrying trays of donuts with signs saying "PASTRIES FOR PEACEFUL POLICE.  The protesters immediately relaxec, laughed and sang.  


The high point of the demo was when one of the cops came over to inquire if the donuts were for "everyone."  When we said yes, the cops took the donuts to the other cops, and the tense situation was completely defused.  After a few hours we dispersed, laughing and singing - our hearts full of gratitude to the Anarchist Bakers Against Brutality aka Pastries for Peaceful Police. Desert Rat of PDX has a song called "I Really Love the Cops" that I am very fond of.


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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 7:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Labor Temple - Davis Williams Bldg
906 S. Columbia St., Suite 330
Olympia, WA 98501
206-254-4908
Price: donation
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 7:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Polish Club Hall
823 W First St
Aberdeen, WA 98520
http://www.ghinstitute.org/
Price: $10 and u
p
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 6:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Clallam County Democratic Headquarters
124-A West First Street
Port Angeles, WA
Price: suggested $15-25
syvanenx@teleport.com
All ages
No one turned away for lack of funds. Students, seniors, unemployed warmly welcome
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 7:00 PM
Mayworks presents: ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Courtenay Zocalo Cafe
208 5 St
Courtenay, BC V9N 1J6
Canada
250-331-0933
http://zocalocafe.ca/
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 7:30 PM
The Campbell River Labour Council presents: ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
The Carriage Room - Royal Coachman Inn
84 Dogwood St
Campbell River, BC
contact: bcharlton@shaw.ca

There will be appetizers available for purchase at the interval between our two sets, and cds and dvds available for purchse.
Friday, April 25th, 2014 8:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
House Concert
Victoria (James Bay), BC
250-385-1307
Price: $15-20 suggested
Tix are $20 waged, $15 other, and reservations directions are available at
why2342@hotmail.com, or 250 385 1307
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 2:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Heartwood Cafe
317 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Canada
http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/
Come a little early for a delicious brunch, and attend our 2PM matinee - our last show in Canada!
Monday, April 28th, 2014 12:00 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Commemorating Workers' Memorial Day on the Bellingham Public Library Lawn
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98227
betsy pernotto is the contact
Monday, April 28th, 2014 7:30 PM
ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Union Center
1700 N. State Street (upstairs)
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-647-1752
http://evangreer.org
Price: $10-20 suggested
Betsy pernotto is the contact
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 8:00 PM
WS Labor Council May Works, PNHP and SEIU 1199NW presents:ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON - a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
Seattle Labor Temple Hall #1
2800 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Price: $15-25 suggested
all welcome. no one turned away for lack of funds.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 7:00 PM
UW Tacoma Campus presents; ANNE FEENEY AND EVAN GREER -CARRY IT ON -a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger
UW Tacoma Campus - Carwein Hall
Tacoma, WA
Mike Honey is the contact.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 7:30 PM
Remembering Pete Seeger on his 95th birthday - Carry it on!
First Unitarian Church
Ellsworth and Morewood
15232
412-361-3022
Join me, Mike Stout, Ginny Hildebrand and a host of Pittsburgh's finest musicians as we honor the legacy of Pete Seeger with an evening of singing. Proceeds will, in part, benefit Marcellus Protest and the campaign to organize at UPMC

Brad Yoder and Anne Feeney: Kerrville or bust!!
( many more dates will be added... stay tuned!)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder: Kerrville or Bust!
The Barn
1225 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
513-542-0007
Price: $15-25 suggested
contact Jon at jon@footprintsforpeace.org to reserve a sear.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
Danny Yeager's house
College Station, TX
(979) 777-8758
http://brazos_progressives.typepad.com/news/2007/02/anne_feeney_hou.html
Price: free!
Y'all were so wonderful and generous last year when my health made the concert impossible ... I'm doing a free concert for you and bringing along another super-talented player!



Saturday, June 14th, 2014 7:00 PM
Heartland Labor Forum's 25th Anniversary Celebration with
Jim Hightower, Brad Yoder and Anne Feeney
IBEW Local 124
301 W 103rd Terr
Kansas City, MO
816-517-4083
http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/radio.htm

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I'll get home from our 4th corner adventures just in time for one of the most fantastic musical events in the history of Pittsburgh...


Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 7:30 PM
Remembering Pete Seeger on his 95th birthday - Carry it on!
First Unitarian Church
Ellsworth and Morewood
15232
412-361-3022


Join me, Mike Stout, Ginny Hildebrand and a host of Pittsburgh's finest musicians as we honor the legacy of Pete Seeger with an evening of . Proceeds will, in part, benefit Marcellus Protest and the campaign to organize at UPMC



The concert will be held at 7:30PM at First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth and Morewood.  Come to sing and share the legacy of an American icon.


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Brad Yoder and Anne Feeney: Kerrville or bust!!
(more dates will be added... stay tuned!)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder: Kerrville or Bust!
The Barn
1225 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
513-542-0007
Price: $15-25 suggested
contact Jon at jon@footprintsforpeace.org to reserve a sear.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014 4:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Brad Yoder in Concert
Danny Yeager's house
College Station, TX
(979) 777-8758
http://brazos_progressives.typepad.com/news/2007/02/anne_feeney_hou.html
Price: free!
Y'all were so wonderful and generous last year when my health made the concert impossible ... I'm doing a free concert for you and bringing along another super-talented player!

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 7:00 PM
Heartland Labor Forum's 25th Anniversary Celebration with
Jim Hightower, Brad Yoder and Anne Feeney
IBEW Local 124
301 W 103rd Terr
Kansas City, MO
816-517-4083
http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/radio.htm

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MILESTONES


Farewell to dear Al Dale - a stalwart activist from Bellingham, WA.  
He and his marvelous wife, Dotty Dale, were inseparable.
Al was a tireless worker for justice ... I'll miss him.

So long, Porky Chedwick, our 'daddy-o of the raddio.'


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BABY BALD EAGLES!!!

I've been transfixed by the webcam monitoring the bald eagles' nest, where three eggs will hatch any minute now.  It's pretty irresistible! http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/hays-bald-eagle-cam/





Anne Feeney
http://annefeeney.com
http://cdbaby.com/all/unionmaid - Buy CDs!
412-877-6480 (cell)

"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips