Friday, March 30, 2007

Fellow Travelers' Advisory from Anne Feeney - APRIL 2007, VOLUME THREE, #1

Hudson, NY - March 30
Essex, MA - March 31
Worcester, MA - April 5
Andover, MA - April 7
Pittsburgh, PA - April 12
Urbana, IL - April 28
Indianapolis, IN - April 29
Pittsburgh, PA - April 30
Haledon, NJ - May 1
Camp Hill, PA - May 4
Albany, NY - May 5
Havre-de-Grace, MD - May 11-13
Chicago, IL - May 16-20th

Do you live in any of these towns or know anyone who does? Please help me spread the word... forward this newsletter to folks who might enjoy it ... and invite your friends both far and near to come to my shows. I depend on you all for this favor... you know they won't be hearing about my shows from Clearchannel or Fox News.

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

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:

September 4-26 Ireland?? Denmark?? Sweden??
October 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!






After complaining in last month's newsletter about not having enough to do in April... I happened upon a darling 3 bedroom Victorian house that's twice the size of the house I'm living in - for $37,000!!! It needs some TLC of course, but I closed on March 26th! When I get home from this tour I can begin packing, doing my taxes and moving... that should fill up those empty hours I was worried about...

I'm completely moving in on May 1st, but on April 12th I'm going to have a special housewarming party featuring Green Mountain Grass from Austin, TX.

Green Mountain Grass has been raising the roof at the Kerrville Folk Festival and I know you'll all be enchanted and dazzled by this fabulous young band. Come see my new house and hear some great music starting at 6PM on April 12th. I'll provide some refreshments, but you're welcome to bring some too...

I'm suggesting a $10-20 donation. I'm also signing folks up for a moving crew.

So, you Pittsburgh & vicinity folks come on by. I'll have a virtual housewarming on my blog too, with pictures & such. This is the first of what I hope will be many happy parties at my new house.

Starting MAYDAY 2007, send all snail mail to:

Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

and I may be losing my 412.241.7664 phone number. I'll let you know if I get a new phone number. In the meantime, try 412.877.6480 (my cell) ... I'm on the road with it most of the time anyway...


Stay tuned to the CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers) website in the coming two weeks as the national movement for Fair Food gears up for two days of historic action, April 13-14, in Chicago!

It's particularly ironic that Burger King entered into an historic agreement with PETA to purchase humanely slaughtered beef for their fast food chain. If only Burger King had as much interest in the PEOPLE who harvest their tomatoes!!



At the Sarasota Peace Rally on March 17th I saw:

THE RAPTURE is not an exit strategy


(I had to think about that one for a minute... this isn't an election year... but she *is* third in line if the offices of the President and Vice President were vacated by impeachment, indictment....)


If you didn't get enough fun on St Patrick's Day, let me invite you to my blog to check out the photo essay of my tour there last September ...



This year on April 28th there will be events all over the world commemorating Workers' Memorial Day -- the day that recognizes that countless thousands of workers die every year from doing their jobs. Read more about it at the two links below...

AFL-CIO website

My Workers' Memorial Day Page

And if you haven't seen the new Apple I-rack, check it out...



It's hard to get a human on the line when you call a company. Usually you have to go through a slew of automated call routing. Try this website on for size:

At, a database of 500 call center numbers and the codes needed to get to a human.


Happy Birthday (belated) to Shirley Shultz, Mary Madeira, Joe McCahill, Bette Jacobson, Ron Berlin and April birthday wishes to Rosanna Lane!

Jon Christian McCahill is studying this semester in Spain and having a ball. Ed McCahill's work schedule has eased up some - he and Terry, Ryan and Collin all doing very well and extended delicious hospitality to me and Julie - including a home made spice cake. Joe and Rhonda served up an exquisite meal for us too.

Karen McCahill is on a 60 mile walking pilgrimage in Spain with Kay and other family members -- I hope to have some details and pictures next month.

Dan and Monique's wedding plans are coming along swimmingly. If you'd love to come to their June 16th wedding in Pasadena, let me know and I'll try to get you an invitation. I'm doing my best to be the low-pressure suegra (mother-in-law)...



CDBaby has all my CDs. It's a great company - providing super customer service and great treatment of artists and employees. Click here to listen to and buy my recordings at CDBaby.

Amazon is a terrible place to buy music and books. They give authors and artists a terrible deal.

You can also download all my stuff (Ringtones too) at Itunes and most online music sales sites.

Check out my Fellow Travelers' Advisory weblog.

You can read the news there with photos & live links added...If you've never checked it out, you should!

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Here's a link to a very coherent article about why universal health care is the only way to go...

In Health Care Reform Debate, Single-Payer System is Labor’s Only Clear Choice — Rose Ann DeMoro

Union members have a huge stake in the present debate on health care reform.

At a time when employers routinely slash or eliminate health benefits for workers and their families or force union members on strike to preserve those benefits, when insurance plans routinely restrict workers’ choice of doctors and prescription drugs, and when more working families declare bankruptcy due to medical debt, only one reform can provide the health care security working people need: single-payer.

Under single-payer, you don’t face the loss of health benefits if you lose your job or are forced out on strike. You don’t face employers constantly shifting costs onto your back. You don’t have to worry about retiree health care if you are able to retire before age 65. And you are no longer at the mercy of the insurance industry predators who routinely deny care.


Single-payer is not a dream. It’s legislation—House Resolution 676, introduced by Congressmen John Conyers and Dennis Kucinich, with dozens of co-authors. It also has the backing of 235 labor organizations in 40 states, including 17 AFL-CIO state federations and 60 county/regional central labor councils. Several states, including California and Illinois, also have single-payer bills in the hopper.

Does single-payer work? Every industrialized nation in the world except the U.S. has either a single-payer system, like Medicare, or a national health system, like our veterans health system. That’s why the U.S. stumbles along at 37th in the world in overall health care quality, according to the World Health Organization.

Under single-payer, all health care revenues go into one publicly administered pool of money that pays for all medically necessary services delivered by doctors, hospitals, and other providers.

Its guiding principles are:

Read the rest on the Labor Notes website..

(By the way, Labor Notes is one of the best sources in the world for what's going on in the labor movement!)



Friday, March 30th, 2007 8:00 PM
House Concert at Melanie's
Hudson, NY 12534
Price: $10-20 pay what u can
more details soon ... 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

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 7:30 PM
Benefit Concert for Lynne Simonds*
Stone Soup Collective Performance Space
4 King St
Worcester, MA 01602
Price: $20 or whatever you can afford has more information

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
Who: Families, newcomers, old friends, neighbors
Why: For good music, good company, good grub
Suggested donation is $12. (No one has ever been turned away in the history of The Coffeehouse.) Help yourself to a selection of hot and cold beverages (non-alcoholic) and sweet treats while you enjoy the show.
The Coffeehouse at Six Locke Street is hosted, on the first Saturday of every month, by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover.

Saturday, April 28th, 2007 3:00 PM
Central IL Jobs with Justice presents - MAYDAY / WORKERS' MEMORIAL SOLIDARITY DAY
Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway (corner of broadway and elm)
Urbana, IL 61801
Price: $5
This event is in honor of the campaign for the eight-hour day ( Haymarket in Chicago 1886 ) and those who died to make the eight hour day a reality. Also honoring those workers locally and nationally who have died on the job-site.
But in particular, this event will also be a living celebration of the recent struggles by the University of Illinois Unions ( IEA ( Illinois Education Assoc. ), IFT ( Illinois Federation of Teachers ), AFSCME, and SEIU ) for a fair and decent contract.
An event to honor these brave and UNIFIED fighting Unions for their struggle and the struggle of ALL Working People in their pursuit of a just and decent standard of living ! Come join us in a celebration of music, food (while it lasts), fun, and solidarity - children under 12 free!

Please contact ; David Johnson 356-8247 or OR Germaine Light

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
Steamer No 10 Theater
500 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
margie rosencranz is the contact

Friday, May 11th-Sunday, May 13th, 2007
Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival
Ramblewood Resort
2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21035

Wednesday, May 16th-Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Regina Polk Leadership Institute for Union Women
Pheasant Run Resort
St Charles, IL

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