Saturday, March 01, 2008

Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - MARCH 2008, VOLUME THREE, #12


(details at the end of this post and continuously updating at

CLEVELAND - March 1 and 2 - Hey folks -- if you know anyone in the Cleveland area, PLEASE email them the details about these shows

FLORIDA - March 6-19

Nineteen gigs in 14 days in 10 cities, plus 4 or 5 in-class presentations! Check the details at the end or continuously updating at

St Augustine
Orange City
Ft Myers
Lake Worth
Dania Beach


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New CD is ready!!!
End of an era
Florida tour
Grant update
Julius Margolin & Utah Phillips Health Updates
March Birthdays
Family News
Tour Dates



It's finished!!! ... I dropped off the master at the duplicator this afternoon. I am SOOOOOOOOO excited. This is unquestionably my best CD ever. You're going to love it. It will be ready in about two weeks and I'll have it for sale on CDBaby very soon after that. I spent today writing thank you notes and addressing mailers to all the $100 sponsors of the CD -- They'll be the first to get these 15 tunes:

1. Dump the Bosses off your Back 2:02
2. Preacher and the Slave 3:24
3. You Will Answer 2:54
4. Hillcrest Mine 3:11
5. Goonies 2:40
6. We Fought Back 2:44
7. Santiago Cruz 2:54
8. Ya Basta 3:12
9. Sago 3:43
10. 50¢ Sneakers and Five Dollar Wine 3:04
11. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum 4:03
12. How Much for the Life of a Miner? 2:43
13. How Long? 4:29
14. Brave New Christmas 4:01
15. Whatever You Say, Say Nothing 2:15

It's too late to get your name in the liner notes of the CD, but if you'd like to help me with the crushing $14,000 debt I'm carrying from this project, I'd sure appreciate it.

Your check to :

Anne Feeney * 2240 Milligan Ave * Pittsburgh, PA 15218

will be most welcome and deeply appreciated. You can send me a donation via paypal too... there's a "Donation" button just underneath my picture on the right hand side of this page.

And many many thanks to the folks who stepped up to help me with this. Doing a recording is a real leap of faith on a budget like mine, but when you get to hear it, you'll think it was worth it, I'm sure. Commander Cody came in to play piano and sing on "Preacher and the Slave." The Austin Lounge Lizards harmonized my a capella gospel tune "You Will Answer," and Pat and Sandy (Emma's Revolution) harmonize on "Hillcrest Mine." And when you hear the lush magnificent harmonies that Anne Weiss arranged for "How Long?" you'll be dazzled!

I'm doing a CD release concert in Detroit on the Sunday of Labor Notes - April 13th...

I'd love to do a CD release concert in your hometown too - so let me know if you have any ideas. Also.. if you have a great folk show on the radio, let me know about it. I'm happy to send CDs to your favorite folk show... and I'll tell them you sent me!

If you write reviews of folk music for any publication, let me know and I'll send you a review copy!

End of an era... Martin D-28 #232732 retires

I'm still somewhat traumatized by the news that my sweet Martin D-28 is no longer well enough to travel. I have had to retire my beloved guitar. It's just too fragile to continue subjecting it to the rigors of touring. It's the only guitar I've ever owned or played. I bought it new for $400 in 1969 -- It's the only "thing" I've ever been really attached to...

I had to buy a new guitar. I'll be taking my new Larrivee with me to Cleveland and Florida. It's a beautiful guitar, and I'm sure I'll learn to love it. (Guitar prices seem to have kept pace with CEO compensation in the last 40 years, but my friends at Swissvale Music have made me a generous deal.) Still, incurring such a major expense in the middle of doing a CD was DEFINITELY NOT in my plans.

I'm looking forward to this new era, though. Be sure to come up and check her out at my upcoming gigs!


Florida is action-packed, as you'll see below! If you know anyone who lives in Florida, please forward this newsletter to them. Gloria Holloway is worried about turnout for the house concert she's doing for me in Tampa. If you know someone in Tampa, please send the info on to them...

It will be great to do some work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers while I'm there, too...



A new production of BURIED: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster opens at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (just about 40 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh) on April 3 and runs through April 6th.

Jerry Starr's powerful play about the transformation of the Sago women from widows to warriors is riveting, and it's my pleasure and honor to provide the music throughout this production, along with my talented friend Sue Powers on banjo.

For more information go to:


My research on my Grandfather's life and work is on hiatus until I return from Florida... but there is so much source material out there, I feel like I'm really getting to know him, even though he died more than 12 years before I was born. I'm so grateful to the IUP Labor Center for giving me this opportunity to dig into this most personally interesting chapter of PA labor history.


We ended up with 16 dinner guests for our Oscars party. You can read my reviews of 2007's films at:

Our menu was:


Saganaki - A flaming Greek cheese dish, which exploded at table, courtesy of Bridget Shields - It was served with sliced baguettes as our tribute to MICHAEL CLAYTON

a JUNO salad of baby bella mushrooms, baby arugula, baby spinach, baby swiss cheese, raspberries and jerusalem artichokes courtesy of Dan and Monique

Our entree was a stretch, but really... when this dish was invented for the King of Sweden in 1897 the average life expectancy was 45 years -- It was NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN ... We served a variation of the Swedish classic, Veal Oscar, substituting free range hormone/anti-biotic free pork filets for the veal ..

and our dessert of ATONEMENT was Burnt Almond Torte, provided by Mary Magan.

mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm


Julius Margolin ( is doing much better. Thanks to all of you who sent cards. He'd still enjoy hearing from you, I'm sure, if you haven't gotten around to sending him a card yet..

Julius Margolin
330 W 28th, Apt 3-G
New York, NY 10001

I'm looking forward to performing with him at Botto House on Mayday.


Utah Phillips is still not at home ... He has decided not to have a heart transplant. You can listen to him explain why in a podcast posted at

I'm going to be arranging a benefit concert for him here in Pittsburgh, and performing at one in Madison, WI in May.



Shirley Shultz Myers Mar 1
Mary McCahill Madera Mar 1
Griffin Lane McCahil Mar 13
Ron Berlin Mar 15
Tom Weldon Mar 17
Bette Jacobson Mar 26
Mary Weldon Mar 29
Kelly Grefenstette Mar 31

Happy Happy!


My daughter Amy is now officially a certified massage therapist. She has completed her coursework and passed the state exam in Texas. Congratulations!

Joseph and Manelle McCahill welcomed Baby Benjamin on Feb 21st... healthy and beautiful!

Mary and Tom Weldon visited Aunt Claire in Aiken, SC a couple weeks ago. Claire was overjoyed!


The Tour:

Anne Feeney

Saturday, March 1st, 2008 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
UU Society of Cleveland
2728 Lancashire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
Price: $10
The Church is located between Euclid Heights Blvd. and Coventry Rd.

Lancashire is a one-way street that is entered from Euclid Hts. Blvd. The Society is a 2 storied brick building on the right hand side, across from Musicians Towers. Parking is available on either side of the building, on the street, or in metered public parking lots nearby.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 10:45 AM
Unitarian Service
UU Society of Cleveland
2728 Lancashire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
Price: free - all welcome

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 6:30 PM
Concert and Pot Luck!
Imaginary Fool's Juggling, Singing and Gourmet Supper Club
Tallahassee, FL
Price: $10-20 suggested
This is one of my favorite gigs ... I look forward to it all year long.

Friday, March 7th, 2008 8:00 PM
Roy Zimmerman in Concert with Grant Peeples
American Legion Hall
229 Lake Ella Dr.
Tallahassee, FL
(I'll probably do a few numbers at this show, and Roy will be dropping in on my shows for the next few days, too! - Roy is the composer of "Defenders of Marriage" and many many more of my favorite political tunes.)
Tickets: $10 advance and at the door. For more info, visit or write to

Saturday, March 8th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert on International Women's Day
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine
2487 A1A S
St Augustine, FL 32080
Price: $10
Terry Buckenmeyer is organizing this concert. Terry's cell: 904-540-3575
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Iraq Veterans against the War will be tabling at the concert, and we will be accepting your generous checks and contributions for their work at the show.
904-471-2047 is the number of the church.

Sunday, March 9th, 2008 10:30 AM
Music for Church Service
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Augustine
2487 A1A South and Florida Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32605
Price: free - all welcome
3/4 miles south of Route 312

Sunday, March 9th, 2008 3:00 PM
Music for Church Service
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Church
425 S Volusia Ave (17-92)
Orange City, FL 32774
Price: free - all welcome

Sunday, March 9th, 2008 5:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert with special guest Magda Hiller!!
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Church
425 S Volusia Ave (17-92)
Orange City, FL 32774
Price: $15

Monday, March 10th, 2008 12:00 PM
University of North Florida Campus
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Stan Swart, "Brother Stan the Union Man," is my host and contact for this residency.

Monday, March 10th, 2008 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
University of North Florida Campus Theater -- Robinson Student Services Building (Building #14, Room #1700)
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL
Price: free - all welcome

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 12:00 PM
University of North Florida Campus
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL
"Brother Stan the Union Man," Stan Swart, is my host and your contact for this residency.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 5:00 PM
Anne Feeney In Concert for Campus Chapter of Amnesty International
UNF Art Gallery Auditorium
Jacksonville, FL
Price: donations welcome
Shelly Clay-Robison is organizing this concert... shellyclayrobison(@)
Come, and learn more about the important work of Amnesty International!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 5:30-6:15PM (tentative)
Instore Concert at Vinyl Fever
4110 Henderson Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 289-8399

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
House Concert at Gloria's
Tampa area, FL
Price: $15
Come at 7:30... we'll start promptly at 8. Reserve a space now... email Gloria at or call 813-837-6572 - House concerts are a fabulous way to hear music! Don't be shy, call Gloria now!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
987 S. Packinghouse Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
Price: $your generous tips!

Friday, March 14th, 2008 6:00 PM
Singing for the Vegetables
Whole Foods
1451 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-955-8500 ext. 215
Price: FREE

Saturday, March 15th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
The 2nd Street Bakery
1511 NW 2nd St
Gainesville, FL

Sunday, March 16th, 2008 10:30 AM
Unitarian Universalists of Gainesville
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
4225 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32605

Sunday, March 16th, 2008 4:00 PM
Progressive Student Alliance, Code Pink and EPEC Pot Luck
FGCU Student Union Ballroom
Ft Myers, FL
Price: donations
nferaldi(@) - Nancy Feraldi is the contact. We'll also be screening "Winter Soldier Campaign" from IVAW (click on the URL above for more info about the film). Presented by the Environmental and Peace Education Center, the Progressive Student Alliance and Code Pink of SW Florida. Directions: "Student Union" (#17 on the campus map):
Free/no-permit-needed guest parking is plentiful on Sunday evenings either in the Student Union bldg parking lot or directly across the street in guest lot.
Map directions to FGCU campus:
Nancy's phone number is 239-489-4249
cell: 808-285-9842

Monday, March 17th, 2008 1:00 PM
Concert for Unitied Irish of SW Florida
contact Laura Griffin for location
Ft Myers, FL

Monday, March 17th, 2008 7:00 PM
St Patrick's Day Feast !!!
Manna Reading Center
2040 Collier Ave.
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 277-7866
This will be so much fun!! In addition to my usual hell-raising repertoire, this show only will include a huge selection of Irish favorites - ballads, drinking songs, sing-alongs, sea chanteys and more!! Don't miss it.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 7:30 PM
CIW Benefit Concert
Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House
823 North A St.
Lake Worth, FL
Price: $15- $10 low income/student
Vicki Ryder ( organizing this! Sponsored by South Florida Peace and Justice
TICKETS available at SOMA CafĂ© • 609 Lake Avenue

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 7:30 PM
Honor CIW on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker
St Maurice Church
2851 Stirling Road
Dania Beach, FL
(754) 423-0051
Price: $15 ($10 low inc/student)
This is a fundraising concert to benefit the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

St Maurice is located one mile west of I-95 and is between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We hold most of our tri-county peace and justice meetings there. Father Roger is very supportive of the movement and will promote the event within the parish. Ray Del Papa is the contact - mrrratpp(@)

Thursday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 8PM
BURIED: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster
IUP Waller Hall Studio Theater
Indiana, PA
This powerful play by Jerry Starr, documents the transformation of the miners' wives from widows to warriors, and features lots of wonderful music.

April 11th & 12th & 13th, 2008
Labor Notes Conference
Hyatt Regency
Dearborn, MI

Sunday, April 13th, 8PM
Detroit CD Release of "Dump the Bosses Off Your Back"
location tba
contact is Barb Ingalls: 248-547-7729 or bigrafx(@)

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