Saturday, September 27, 2008

OCTOBER 2008 - Anne Feeney’s Fellow Travelers’ Advisory - VOLUME FOUR, #7

Jan Hammarlund and I at the European Social Forum

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WASHINGTON, DC - October 10
NEW YORK CITY - October 11
SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 12
MEMPHIS, TN - October 17 & 18
PITTSBURGH, PA - October 24
SCHENECTADY, NY - October 25
WORCESTER, MA - November 5
BOSTON, MA - November 6
*ESSEX, MA* - November 8
*CAMBRIDGE, MA* - November 9
*WASHINGTON, DC* - November 15
*NORFOLK, VA* - November 16
ATLANTA, GA - November 20
FORT BENNING, GA - November 21-23
and then.... TEXAS!!

*these shows are with the fabulous CHARLIE KING!! - I am so honored, thrilled and happy to
get a chance to tour with this great songwriter, performer and



I've got to run for the airport to get the flight from Copenhagen to
Ireland, so this will have to be short. If you'd like to see this
with photos, it will be up on my blog soon at

The month started off great at the Kerrville Wine and Music Festival,
where GREEN MOUNTAIN GRASS headlined this year. My daughter Amy's
significant other... Jesse Dalton... plays bass in the band. They
turned in a terrific set, and it was a joy to see them on the main
stage. Dalis Allen, director of the festival, invited me on stage to
say a few words about the meaning of Labor Day. I was delighted, and

We celebrated Amy's 27th birthday at the festival, and my son Dan and
his wife, Monique, were on hand to help with the celebrations.

Amy's 27th birthday party sushi boat!

After that, my friend Karen Newman came along with me for a great
whirlwind tour of the beautiful Oregon coast. Got in visits with
lots of wonderful friends and had a great time... then on the the
Portland. It was a fantastic experience. As soon as I have a few
minutes, I'll put live links on my blog to some of the amazing folks
who spoke there - ANN WRIGHT, KATHY KELLY, FELICE and JACK
RASOULI and more more more ... It was a tremendously moving
experience and I learned so much there.

From Portland, on to Malmo, Sweden for the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM.
Thousands of activists from all over Europe converged on this
gorgeous town in southern Sweden... activists from the labor,
environmental, peace and feminist movements talking about food
security, an end to the war, declining labor standards, poverty,
patriarchy... it was a BLAST.

Then the most wonderful tour of Denmark. More later, but I am so
grateful to Gerd Berlev and Jan Lars Nielsen for their hospitality
and help here in Denmark.



I could REALLY use a fill in date for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th... if you
are anywhere in MA or CT or RI and would consider hosting a house
concert... or know of an event that I could plug into for that
evening... it would be terrific! Please drop me a line -

(If the budget permits, CHARLIE KING could join me for this show!)

Also, Charlie and I will be touring together down to the School of
the Americas Watch Vigil and we're looking for a gig somewhere
between Norfolk, VA and Atlanta, GA on November 17th.

If you could host me and Charlie for a show, that would be great!!
Drop me or Charlie a line at or


Casey Horne. Oct 5 - Dan Berlin, Oct 6 - Jennifer Erin McCahill,
Oct 6 - Maureen Metcalfe, Oct 6 - Jan Boyd, Oct 9 - Bill Feeney, Oct
16 - Jill Merrill, Oct 16 - Steve Merrill, Oct 20, Carolyn Weldon,
Oct 28 !!!!


I'll have more news on my blog soon at

but, I've got to leave for the airport now!



September 30-October 9th
Tour Ireland with me! This is Enchanted Way Tour of Ireland - #3 -
I've got three more wonderful tours of Ireland coming up in 2009...
drop me a line at anne(@) to get more information. We
have soooooo much fun on these tours... the scenery, the music, the
history, the poetry, the politics!! YES!!! Come along in 2009.

Friday, October 10th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney, George Mann, Julius Margolin, The DC Labor Chorus, Chris
Chandler, and Anne Hills. A concert to celebrate the release of
"Farewell to the Thief!"
Communications Workers of America Headquarters
501 3rd Street NW, Ground Floor conference center
Washington, DC 20001
Price: $12
no one turned away for lack of funds! A great show, the first of
several CD release parties/concerts featuring artists from the "Hail
to the Thief!" CD series. For more info:

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 8:00 PM
"Farewell to the Thief!" A benefit concert for the Julius Margolin
Scholarship Fund
Local 802, American Federation of Musicians
322 W. 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues
New York, NY
Price: $10/12
no one turned away for lack of funds.
Anne Feeney, George and Julius on the bill...for more info, contact

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 5:00 PM
23rd Annual Mother Jones Dinner: FDR Meets Anne Feeney
University of Illinois at Springfield Public Affairs Center -- Ground
Floor Sangamon Auditorium Lobby (New location)
Springfield, IL

5:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Program

Dinner tickets for this year's event are $25.00 each. Reserved tables
for groups of eight are available upon request, arranged the evening
of the program on first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets will be
mailed upon receipt of payment -- so please reply promptly.
Attendance for the program which begins following the meal is free,
and seating will be available at 7:00 p.m.

historical dramatist R.J. Lindsey. Through extensive research, a
meticulous attention to detail and the use of only documented
speeches, letters and anecdotes, a vivid living portrait emerges.
Extensive experience as a teacher, researcher and actor have
contributed to the success of his living history programs which have
been seen from Jerusalem to London to the Democratic National
Convention. Lindsey draws upon a rich family history as a descendant
of ancestors who served in the Virginia militia during the Revolution
in 1776, settled the Great Plaines by covered wagon and joined the
Kansas Volunteers during the Civil War. As an educator, Lindsey
taught speech and theater for twelve years. As a theatrical
professional he has appeared on stage and television. His credits
include: She Stood Alone, Fatal Judgment, Will. He is a member of
Actor's Equity, the Screen Actor's Guild, and the American Federation
of Television and Radio Artists. R.J.'s website:

Please return reservations and checks payable to:

Mother Jones Foundation
P.O. Box 20412
Springfield, Illinois 62708-0412

For more information call:

Jack Dyer at 217-787-3043 Terry Reed at 217-789-6495

Friday, October 17th, 2008 12:00 PM
Gandhi-King Conference
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway
Memphis,, TN 38104
Price: $30-70 sliding

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 8:00 PM
Gandhi-King Conference: Continuing the Dream...Constructing the World
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway
Memphis,, TN 38104
Price: $30-70 sliding
Friday, October 24th, 2008 8:00 PM
Celebration of the Life of Utah Phillips: With Anne Feeney, Doug
Wilkin, Sue Powers, Jack Erdie, Sue Gartland, Robert Wagner, Bruce
Hoffman, David King
First Unitarian Church
605 Morewood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Price: $10/20 suggested
Gary Doebler is the contact...esterhazy22(@)

Join us as we celebrate the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest --
Utah Phillips. Read more about him at his website above, and bring a
generous donation for the charity of Utah's choice - Hospitality
House of Grass Valley, CA.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 8:00 PM
The Eighth Step Presents: Election Day Special with Anne Feeney, Jay
Mankita, Peter Siegel, Addie and Olin, Terri Roben
GE Theatre, Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 434-1703

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 2:00 PM
Worcester State University
email me - if you want to come

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 8:00 PM
Association for Humanist Sociology
hootenanny with Jim Infantino!
Boston, MA
email me - if you want to come

Friday, November 7th, 2008 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Lee's House Concerts - CANCELLED!
Sharon, MA
Please keep Lee and his family in your thoughts .. His son is
undergoing surgery.

PLEASE PLEASE email me if you can do a house concert on this night -

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert at the One World Coffeehouse
First Universalist Church
59 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Price: $15 suggested

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 10:00 AM
Charlie King and Anne Feeney
First Universalist Church Sunday Service
59 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
Price: free, all welcome

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 4:30 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King - EARLY SHOW!!
Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center
47 Palmer Street - Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-7679
Price: $15
Main: 617.492.5300

I am so looking forward to sharing the stage at this venerable venue
with my friend and mentor Charlie King! Please come, and stay for

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Charlie King in Concert
Westminster Church
400 I Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Price: $15 suggested
sponsored by DC Labor for Peace and Justice - Bruce Wolf is the
contact ... haunteddog(@)

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 7:00 PM
Charlie King and Anne Feeney in Concert
40th St. Stage
809 W. 40th St
Norfolk, VA 23508
Price: donations
contact willbaggs2002(@) for more information

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 8:00 PM
Concert for SOA Watch with an All-Star Cast (from the left side of
the galaxy!)
Eyedrum Gallery
290 MLK Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Price: donations

Friday, November 21s- Sunday, November 23rd
School of the Americas Watch Vigil
Fort Benning
Columbus, GA

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Why the Media Blackout on violence against Journalists at the RNC?

Subject: This is America. We don't jail journalists here.

Dear Friend,

Jailing journalists is unacceptable in a democracy. But that's exactly what is happening at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Award winning journalist and host of "Democracy Now" Amy Goodman was arrested by St. Paul police while covering a protest outside the Republican National Convention. Though clearly identified as press, Goodman was charged with "obstruction of a legal process and interference with a 'peace officer.'" Two of her producers were arrested for "suspicion of felony riot."

To tell you that this arrest was brutal and upsetting simply doesn't do it justice. Watch this video to see for yourself. Then take action.

I just e-mailed the presidents of CNN and NBC News (which oversees MSNBC) to demand that their networks cover this important story. I hope you will too.

Please have a look and take action.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

SEPTEMBER 2008 - Anne Feeney’s Fellow Travelers’ Advisory - VOLUME FOUR, 6

Greetings from Austin, TX!

Hi Folks:

I'm leaving in an hour for the airport to head off to the Oregon
Coast for an action-packed tour that ends in Portland at a fabulous
Peace and Justice Studies Conference featuring Ann Wright, Kathy
Kelly and Steven Zunes and lots of great music by me and David

all the details are posted at -
PLEASE come to my Oregon gigs and/or tell your friends to come!


PLEASE consider a spur-of-the-moment decision to join this third tour
of Ireland! We've still got a dozen empty seats and a splendid time is
guaranteed. You arrive in Ireland on September 30 and return on
October 9th, having had the time of your life! (I promise!) and a detailed
itinerary for this trip is at

Here's a link to some great photos from the last tour by tourmate
Robert Howell

Drop me an email if you're interested. If you've got a passport and
an urge to travel I've got a fantastic offer for you.


From there it's off to the European Social Forum in Copenhagen, a few
gigs in southern Sweden and Denmark and then the final tour of Ireland
for 2008.

I'm booking TX for December. Then off to California, Oregon,
Washington and BC in Jan/Feb 2009. Some of these dates will be with
the fabulous REBEL VOICES - Janet Stecher and Susan Lewis. Let me
know if you'd like us to come to your town.


Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now crew were arrested in St Paul at
the convention. My friends Roy Zimmerman, David Rovics and the Prince
Myshkins are all on the scene.

Just what we needed - a gun-toting creeationist pro-life hunter with
a pregnant teenage daughter for the Republican ticket -- that ought
to attract the women's vote!


We celebrated my daughter Amy's 27th birthday (September 1) in style
throughout the 2008 Kerrville Wine and Music Festival. Her boyfriend
Jesse Dalton's band - Green Mountain Grass - performed the last night
of the festival and rocked the house! My son Dan returned to the
Quiet Valley Ranch for the first time since 2002 to help with the
celebrations and brought his wonderful wife Monique with him. It was
a great family weekend in Kerrville!

My husband has sold his house and moved to Kopparberg - about 30
miles from his hometown of Smedjebacken.

Christina Mumphrey - Sep 3, Mary Grefenstette - Sep 11,
Kris Deelane - Sep 12, Folk legend Faith Petric - Sep 13 1915, Tod
Faller - Sep 14, Mardy Weber McCahill - Sep 21, Mary Kerchner - Sep
25, Kay McCahill Mumphrey - Sep 25, Charlie Warren - Sep 27 2006

Keep my friend Robert Morrison in your thoughts. I heard he had a
terrible fall in Denton, TX just before this year's festival.


THANK YOU for your interest in my music and my work. I certainly
could not do this without you!


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Saturday, September 6th, 2008 7:30 PM
Concert at Colette's
Colette's: Good Food and Hungry Minds
3229 Broadway H
North Bend, OR
(541) 751-1475
Price: $15 suggested

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 8:00 PM
House Concert
Ken and Janet Bates' place
89569 Sunny Loop Lane
Bandon, OR 97411 for reservations and directions

Monday, September 8th, 2008 6:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert in the Bromley Room
Florence Public Library
Florence, OR
Price: $10 suggested

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
USW Local
1400 SE Salem Ave
Albany, OR 97321
Price: $15 suggested
email roknron_99(@) for more info

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert with Brian QTN!!!
Sam Bond's Garage
Eugene, OR
Price: $8

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 12:00 PM
PJSA Conference
Portland State University
Portland, OR
this conference runs through Sept 14th
tom hastings is the contact

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 8:00 PM
European Social Forum
This Forum runs from September 17-21 - I'll be there for the whole
thing, and looking for gigs in Lund, Copenhagen and thereabouts until
I leave for Ireland on September 29th.


If you want to see me performing in Denmark or souther n Sweden
contact gerd(@) to find out about upcoming gigs or to
arrange one! Here's what I have from Gerd so far:

Sunday, september 21
3.00 pm Poetry
3.15 pm Merry-Go-Round, own music
4.00 pm Anne Feeney
Politics and culture - Message from the Grassroots,, & The
Moonfisher invite
Månefiskeren (The Moonfisher) at Christiania, Copenhagen

Tuesday, september 23
4.30-5.00 pm Anne Feeney Warm up to general assembly in BJMF,
Servicegruppen (local union for Soil & Concrete-workers(?))
Trekronergade 26, Valby, Copenhagen

Wednesday, september 24
5.00 pm Merry-Go-Round, own music
5.45 pm Anne Feeney
Griffenfeldsgade 52
2200 Copenhagen N
Concert to support Det Poetiske Bureau, The Poetic Bureau,

Friday, september 26
1.00-3.00 pm Karsten Hønge 50 years birthsday
"Fagforeningernes Hus" Vindegade 72
contact Karsten Hønge phone: (045)20 45 50 62

Friday, September 26th, 2008 8:00 PM
Consert with Micael Castor Andersen
more details soon

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 8:00 PM
Tour Ireland with me! September 30-October 9th
plenty of seats on this tour, which will feature the best airfares of
the year