Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fellow Travelers' Advisory from Anne Feeney - MARCH 2007, VOLUME TWO, #12


Pittsburgh, PA - March 9
Harrisburg, PA - March 10
Pittsburgh, PA - March 11
Washington, DC - March 12
Jacksonville, FL - March 14
Tallahassee, FL - March 15
Gainesville, FL - March 16
Sarasota, FL - March 17
Clearwater, FL - March 18
West Palm Beach, FL - March 21
N Miami, FL - March 22
Bradenton, FL - March 23
Fort Myers, FL - March 25
Jacksonville, FL - March 27
Hudson, NY - March 30
Essex, MA - March 31
Worcester, MA - April 5
Andover, MA - April 7

details of these and all upcoming gigs continuously updating at my website.

and then THREE WEEKS WITH NO WORK IN APRIL!!! Help! If you've got something going on between April 8th and April 29th, call me!

ESPECIALLY... I'm looking for April 28th - Workers' Memorial Day - in Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati or even Louisville or St Louis - Call me at 412.241.7664

If you've got an upcoming conference, convention, riot, rally or any kind of event where my music would inspire and fire up people, please let me know!

Now booking:

May 19-26 Chicago, IL - Kerrville, TX
June 9-14 Kerrville, TX - Pasadena, CA
June 17- July 3 - LA, CA - Seattle, WA/Vancouver, BC
July 4 - July 13 Seattle/Vancouver - Eugene, OR
September 4-26 Ireland?? Denmark?? Sweden??
October-Nov Midwest

I'm open to any and all work, though - don't let those suggestions deter you from proposing something else.

See you on the road and in the streets!




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It's hard to believe I've been sending out these missives for two years now! Welcome to the twenty-fourth monthly issue of the Fellow Travelers' Advisory.

Let me know what you're up to these days, and be sure to tell folks that you know along my tour route that I'm headed their way.... this is totally a word-of-mouth career I've got! (Better yet, send them a copy of one of my CDs!!)

Your generosity and support mean so very much to me. This is such a precarious, fragile vocation. If it weren't for all the wonderful things that you do for me, I'd have to quit. It's hard to find the words to express my appreciation to all of you who have found me work, presented me in concert, housed me, fed me, told your friends about me, bought my CDs... Thanks for all that, and for subscribing to my newsletter!


Of course the anniversary that is on all our minds is the fourth anniversary of Operation Quagmire. Much of my March touring is focused on anti-war activities. I'll be doing a show in Pittsburgh at Garfield Artworks and also passing the hat for the Pittsburgh Anti-War Committee when I perform at Jim and LLouise Altes' house concert series on March 11th. (By the way, seats are going reallllllllllly fast for that cozy house concert - reserve right away if you plan on coming!)

I'm particularly excited that Troops Out Now! has called for an encampment on the national mall as Congress debates Bush's budget (be sure to check out the brilliant article on the budget that's clickable a little later on in this newsletter...)

I'll also be at a large demonstration in Sarasota on March 17th. Wherever you are this month, there will be ways to oppose this war. Please call your members of Congress and attend local anti-war activities if you can't come camp out on the National Mall in front of the Capitol.



I've really been plagued with a nasty cold/flu/100 days' cough this year... I'm hoping that my March tour in Florida will expiate the last of the demons. A *lot* of people heard me singing through the sickness in January and February. (It's always been a lesson in humility to me that most people can't tell that I'm sick when I sing. I guess there's just not that much difference between my best voice and my worst voice in most people's ears.) As a self-employed person, I don't have much of a safety net. .. and besides - the show must go on, right?

It's been a long time since I was an employee, but every job I ever had (even as a counter worker at Arby's) included paid sick days - usually one per every month worked - and in most places I worked those days accumulated. It was another disheartening bit of news to learn that very few workers have paid sick days any more. Among the lowest wage earners fewer than 1 in 5 have paid sick days. Only 15% of food industry workers have paid sick days. That's not just mean, it's crazy! The Healthy Families Act (S 932 and HR 1902) would begin to address this problem by requiring at least larger employers to provide some paid days off for workers who are sick.



As Bush continues to get his war on, met with only token "non-binding" opposition to his "surge" in Iraq, he proposes a budget that makes all his tax cuts for the rich permanent, and calls for still deeper cuts in domestic programs. As we witnessed with Hurricane Katrina, those budget cuts have consequences... real life-and-death consequences. The scandalous living conditions provided for our troops at Walter Reed reveal another place where we've been hiding our budget cuts. Maybe you're wondering to yourself it Britney Spears' shaved head was really the most important news story of the past two weeks. I highly recommend this brilliant piece that appeared in Rolling Stone last week... (and thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders for culling and compiling these much-needed examples from the proposed Federal Budget.)

THE LOW POST: Medicare vs. Britney
Why a brainless Mouseketeer gets more ink than the federal budget

MATT TAIBBI in Rolling Stone

If the Estate Tax goes, the heirs to the Mars candy corporation -- (some of the world's evilest scumbags, incidentally, routinely ripped by human rights organizations for trafficking in child labor to work cocoa farms in places like Cote D'Ivoire) -- will receive about $11.7 billion in tax breaks. That's more than three times the amount Bush wants to cut from the VA budget ($3.4 billion) over the same time period.

read the whole article ...



Friday, March 9th, 2007 7:30 PM
All Ages Anti-War Concert
Garfield Artworks
4931 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Vanessa German and Rebecca Cooper will also present performance poetry at this all ages show. Bring a tax-deductible check to the Thomas Merton Center with "anti-war committee" in the memo!

Saturday, March 10th, 2007 7:00 PM
Benefit Concert for United for Progress - Harrisburg's Fabulous Labor Radio Show
Steelworkers' Local 1688 Hall
200 Gibson St
Steelton, PA 17113
Price: $10
Rick Smith's show on WHYL, 960 AM airs on Saturdays from 2-5 - and also streams on the internet, so you can listen or call in from home - WHYL Call in (717) 960-0960 - all shows are available as podcasts, too, so that you can get your labor news on the run!

Sunday, March 11th, 2007 4:00 PM
Friendship House Concerts Presents Anne Feeney
Jim and LLouise Altes' House
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Price: $10
more details soon.

Monday, March 12th, 2007 3:00 PM
Encampment to Stop the War
National Mall
3rd between Constitution and Independence
Washington, DC

During the week beginning March 12, Congress will begin voting on Bush´s request for $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afganistan. If Congress votes to cut off funds, they can end the war now and bring the troops home. If they approve Bush´s war funds, the killing, and dying and occupation will go on…it´s as simple as that. This vote will be the most important war related vote since Congress voted to authorized Bush to invade and occupy Iraq in October of 2002. The antiwar movement must be there to let Congress know that we won´t let them get away with it this time. The exact time I'm performing will be posted as soon as I know it.

Wednesday, March 14th - 12-2PM
Music and Art in the Labor Movement- An International Exhibit with Music

University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL
Building #14/Room #1700
(Student Services Auditorium)
Swedish visual artist Julie Leonardsson will show his extraordinary lithographs of the steel industry and his hilarious satirical cartoons and discuss his work as a left wing political artist in Sweden. His wife, Anne Feeney, will add some songs of the US labor movement, and discuss the anti-globalization movements in North America and Europe.

Thursday, March 15th, 2007 6:30 PM
Concert and Pot Luck!
Imaginary Fool's Juggling, Singing and Gourmet Supper Club
Tallahassee, FL
Price: $10 suggested

Friday, March 16th, 2007 8:00 PM
Iguana Benefit
The 2nd Street Bakery
1511 NW 2nd St
Gainesville, FL
Price: $10
discounted advance tickets available at The Iguana

Saturday, March 17th, 2007 1:00 PM
Rally for Peace - Remembering 4 Years of the War on Iraq
Island Park at the Sarasota Bayfront
Sarasota, FL
with Mindy Simmons, Jim Glover, James Hawkins, Aidan Delgado and other guest speakers and musicians - Rally is from 1-4:30 PM

Sunday, March 18th, 2007 9:00 and 11AM
Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
all welcome

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney CD Release Party - "If I Can't Dance"
Unarmed Underground Arts Center
1148 Okechobee Road, #10
West Palm Beach, FL
561 820 8805
Price: $10
a live acoustic performance of original songs & some classic FOLK favorites. All ages are welcomed.
a modest donation is requested for the artist...$10 suggested. soft drinks and snacks will be on hand, or BYOB - This is an indoor/outdoor venue, rain or shine, hope to see you all then.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Luna Star Cafe
775 NE 125th St
North Miami, FL 33161
Price: $10

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 8:00 PM
Think Globally - Act Vocally - An Evening with James Durst and Anne Feeney
Fogartyville Cafe
800 17th Avenue W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Price: $15
James Durst is a fabulous performer and this will be a most memorable evening...
check out - You can get advance tickets at the club for $12.

Sunday, March 25th, 2007 10:30 AM
Justice Sunday
Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
322 15th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
all welcome -

Sunday, March 25th, 2007 3:00 PM
Wendyl presents
Manna Reading Center
2040 Collier Ave.
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 277-7866
Price: $10-20 donation
pay what you can... come and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 12:00 PM
Concert at UNF
University of North Florida Campus Theater -- Robinson Student Services Building (Building #14, Room #1700)
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL
904.620.1654 is the email contact

Friday, March 30th, 2007 8:00 PM
House Concert at Melanie's
Hudson, NY 12534
Price: $10-20 pay what u can
email melanie at melanie(@) to reserve a space!

Saturday, March 31st, 2007 8:00 PM
One World Coffeehouse
First Universalist Church
59 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Price: $15

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 1:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert at Worcester State College
Student Activities Building - North/South Auditorium
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
Price: free and open to the public for more information

there will be an evening event, too. check for latest news

Saturday, April 7th, 2007 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
The Coffeehouse on Locke Street
Six Locke Street
Andover, MA 01810
Price: $12
Doors open at 7:30pm. Music at 8:00pm
Where: Six Locke Street, just steps from Andover, Massachusetts town center

Sunday, April 29th, 2007 7:00 PM
MayDay in Indianapolis
Wheeler Art Center
1035 Sanders St
Indianapolis, IN
Ron Haldeman is the contact -

Monday, April 30th, 2007 7:00 PM
The Battle of Homestead Foundation presents Anne Feeney, George Mann and Julius Margolin, and a special screening of "A Union Man"
The Pump House
East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA
Price: $10 suggested
I'll do a set from 7PM-7:30 sharp & then we'll screen "A Union Man," the wonderfully inspiring and touching film about the life of my pal, Julius Margolin. The oldest member of the NYC Labor Council, Julius has been an organizer and activist since before the birth of the CIO. Now 90 years old and going strong, Julius is guaranteed to energize and educate you in both story and song during the concert and Q&A which will follow the screening of the short film. Julius performs with his longtime friend and very talented accompanist and co-writer, George Mann.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 7:00 PM
Botto House American Labor Museum
83 Norwood St
Haledon, NJ

Friday, May 4th, 2007 8:00 PM
PA ACLU Statewide Convention
Radisson Hotel
Camp Hill, PA

Saturday, May 5th, 2007 12:00 PM
Mayday Concert (tentative)
Steamer No 10 Theater
500 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
margie rosencranz is the contact

Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 13th
Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival
Ramblewood Resort
2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21035


That's all for now. See you soon somewhere!

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