Friday, February 27, 2009

MARCH 2009 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - VOLUME 4, #12

(details, time and locations appear at the end of this newsletter, and are continuously updating at

St Augustine
Orange City
North Miami
Deerfield Beach
Lake Worth
Fort Myers
Cape Coral


Pittsburgh - March 25th with Charlie King and Karen Brandow
Cleveland - March 29th
Detroit - March 30th?????
Somewhere else to host a benefit for UAW 364 - March 31st???
Elkhart, IN - April 1st

Big Ontario Tour with Joey Only!


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Pittsburgh, PA
27 February 2009

Welcome to the March 2009 Edition of my monthly email news - THE FELLOW TRAVELERS' ADVISORY. It's the only way I can really stay in touch with all the folks I visit over the course of a year, and I sooooo appreciate you inviting me into your inbox once a month.

I'm packing now for three weeks touring in Florida, and then I'll head to the midwest, to Ontario, and Washington DC.

I still have space for nine more folks to come along on the fabulous tour of Ireland I've got planned for August 25th - September 3rd. I hope that all of you - particularly some of my Danish and Swedish friends are considering this trip - It's a great great way to see Ireland!

In this month's Fellow Travelers' Advisory there are some really important timely actions you can take, a fun report from my 2009 Oscars party, family news, news about Charlie King and Karen Brandow's upcoming show in Pittsburgh and more! Write back and let me know what you're up to.

In solidarity



Alberta Tar Sands - Attention Canadians and US residents
- Here's a site that gives us all a chance to say what a TERRIBLE idea it is to try to squeeze the filthiest oil on the planet out of the Alberta Tar Sands. Click today!

March 3rd special election for Tom Geoghegan

There's a special election to fill Rahm Emanuel's seat in Illinois and we have a chance to send a brilliant guy who REALLY understands labor, the environment, the economy and so much more to fill that seat. Tom Geoghegan is a fabulous person and a good friend. He'd be perfect for the seat, but he could use your help.

Call your friends in Illinois and tell them they've got a chance to pick a real winner! And if you've got an extra few bucks sitting around, send them Tom's way. I did.


Charlie King and Karen Brandow in concert in Pittsburgh

Come see Charlie and Karen in an intimate house concert in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 25th. Charlie is one of my favorite songwriters, and I'm not alone in that opinion. Charlie's fans include Peggy Seeger, Tom Paxton and Billboard Magazine. Performing with his multi-talented wife, Karen Brandow, Charlie's show is now filled with complex rhythms and gorgeous harmonies. If you'd like to come, send me an email: and I'll save a seat for you.


After the concert I'm leaving on a midwest mini-tour to raise money for the striking members of UAW364 in Elkhart, IN. You can bring a check payable to Food4Strikers to the Charlie King/Karen Brandow show, or mail one to me:

c/o Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

and I'll deliver it to them in person on the THIRD anniversary of their strike against Vincent Bach/Conn-Selmer. If you ever played a brass instrument it was probably made by these striking workers.

I'm in Cleveland on March 28th and the morning of the 29th. I'm hoping to do a show in Detroit - Ann Arbor - really - anywhere that's sorta-kinda-maybe on the way to Elkhart, IN - If you'd be willing to host a house concert on March 29, 30 or 31st email me right away!


Ireland tour - August 25-September 3rd - Galway, Dublin and Clare!

This will be one of my best tours ever. If you'd like to join me and a small group of exciting activists for a musical tour of Ireland, this is your chance! If you're interested, drop me an email and I'll send you the details.



My pal Joey Only and I have been talking about touring together for a long time. Well, it's finally happening this April in honor of Joey's 30th birthday. We still have some dates to fill on that tour. If you're in Ontario and you'd like to host us, please email me: or Joey



This fantastic site will suck you in for longer than you meant to stay. Brilliantly conceived and executed - it gives us all a chance to be part of the budget, and to know where the money is going!


This very cool site tells you who's on strike and why - all over the world!!


My cousin Anabel Karen Bernadette Blanco was born on February 22nd at 11:48am, 6lb
15oz, 19in - Mother (Kristin Brown Blanco) and daughter are both doing fine!

My son and his wife - Dan and Monique - enjoyed Carneval in Ecuador. You can read Dan's latest post here

My annual Oscars party was great fun. There's a photo essay on the party just below this post if you're reading this on my blog. Otherwise you can click here to see the citrus sorbet pressed into the mold of Nixon's head (Frost/Nixon, get it?) and other gastronomic excesses of the evening.

Get well soon!
Janet Bates
89569 Sunny Loop Lane
Bandon, OR 97411

Janet is recovering from surgery, with lots of TLC from her wonderful husband Ken.

My friend, colleague and union brother, Derrick Finch - fabulous piano player and wonderful spirit, was killed in a car crash in LA at the age of 36. Gone too soon. Rest well, brother.


Shirley Shultz Myers - Mar 1st, Mary McCahill Madera - Mar 1st, Griffin Lane McCahill - Mar 13th, Rob Shepherd - Mar 14th, Ron Berlin is 65 on Mar 15th, Tom Weldon is 80 (!) Mar 17th, Suzy Edkins - Mar 17th, John Cunningham - Mar 20th, Bette Jacobson Godfrey - Mar 26th, Martha Shunn - Mar 27th, Mary Weldon - Mar 29th, Kelly Grefenstette - Mar 31st



Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 11:00 AM
UFF-FSU sponsored Rally to protest education cuts!
State Capitol
Tallahassee, FL

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 8:00 PM
Concert and Pot Luck!
Imaginary Fool's Juggling, Singing and Gourmet Supper Club
Tallahassee, FL
Price: $10 suggested
call or email wbroderson(@) to make reservations and get directions.... I *love* this venue ... It's soooooooo much fun!

Friday, March 6th, 2009 8:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
The NEW Civic Media Center
433 S Main St
Gainesville, FL
Price: $10

Saturday, March 7th, 2009 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Augustine
2487 A1A South and Florida Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32605
Price: $10-20 suggested

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 10:30 AM
Music for Sunday Service
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Augustine
2487 A1A South and Florida Avenue
St Augustine, FL 32605
Price: all welcome

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 3:00 PM
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Church
425 S Volusia Ave (17-92)
Orange City, FL 32774

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 8:00 PM
Live on Progressive Roots Radio with Ken Connors and CeeCee Severin!
Live in the Studio and streaming on the internet at
Jacksonville, FL
Price: free!
On Air: FM 105.7 (WHJX) in Jacksonville, FM 105. 5 (WSJF) in St. Augustine
Call-In # = 694-1057 (AC 904)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 12:00 PM
Artist in Residence
Flagler College
Kernan Bldg. #135
St Augustine, FL
Two classroom appearances: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM and 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Site: Flagler College,
Performances for two classes on "The '60s -- Revolution, Revelation, ..."
Local Contact: Allan Marcil, cell = 806-6178

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney In Family Concert for Union Folks and Their Kids!
IBEW #177 Hall
966 North Liberty Street

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 3:00 PM
Anne Feeney Live on Brother Stan's Radio Show 105.7FM
Live in the Studio and streaming on the internet at
Jacksonville , FL
On Air: FM 105.7 (WHJX) in Jacksonville, FM 105. 5 (WSJF) in St. Augustine
Call-In # 904-694-1057

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 5:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert at CLC meeting
IBEW #177 Hall
966 North Liberty Street
Jacksonville, FL
Price: free
this brief appearance is for Jacksonville labor activists

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 5:30 PM
Campus Chapter of Amnesty International presents Anne Feeney in Concert
UNF Campus
UNF Art Gallery Auditorium
Jacksonville, FL
ccarter(@) - Candice Carter is the contact or Shelly Clay-Robison shellyclayrobison(@)
Price: donations welcome
Shelly Clay-Robison shellyclayrobison(@)

Friday, March 13th, 2009 8:00 PM
Countdown to St Patrick's Day Concert!
Luna Star Cafe
775 NE 125th St
North Miami, FL 33161
Price: $15
In addition to my regular repertoire, look for lots of wonderful Irish songs too!

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 10:00 AM
Deerfield Beach Progressive Forum - 10AM - 12 Noon
Century Village, Deerfield Beach Activities Center
Deerfield Beach, FL
bobbende(@) is the contact

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 7:30 PM
Bailout the People! Anne Feeney in Concert
Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House
823 North A St.
Lake Worth, FL
Price: $10-20 sliding

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 11:00 AM
Music for Sunday Service
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami
7701 SW 76th Avenue
Miami, FL 33143
Price: all welcome

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Glades Edge House Concerts
Sunrise, FL
Price: $15
shadow83blk(@) - There is a potluck at 6PM

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 12:00 PM
St Patrick's Day After-Parade Celebration - Noon until 3:30PM
Channel Mark Outdoor Restaurant
19001 San Carlos Blvd
Ft Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 463-9127
laura griffin is the contact - swflagirl(@)

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 6:00 PM
St Patrick's Day Celebration 6-9:30PM
French Connection Block Party
2282 First Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
(239) 332-4443
(Downtown Ft Myers after the Boston Red Sox Game) Laura Griffin Swflagirl(@) is the contact

Friday, March 20th, 2009 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Mother's Musical Bakery
6525 Superior Ave
Sarasota, FL
Price: $10-20 suggested
come early! I'll start at 7:30 sharp!

Saturday, March 21st, 2009 7:00 PM
SWFLA Labor Social
Moorings Patio Restaurant
1326 Se 16th Pl
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Price: $5 at the door
Laura Griffin is the contact - swflagirl(@)
Come early for:
**social 5-6:30
**EFCA discussion 6:30-7
**Anne Feeney Show 7-10

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney presents Charlie King and Karen Brandow
Jim & Llouise's
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Price: $15
email me at anne(@) to receive an invitation to this wonderful concert, featuring two extremely talented friends long-overdue for a pittsburgh visit! Seating is limited. reserve a seat now! (Of course, I'll sing some, too!)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 7:30 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
UU Society of Cleveland Heights
2728 Lancashire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
Price: $10 suggested

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 10:45 AM
Music for Sunday Service
UU Society of Cleveland
2728 Lancashire Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
Price: all welcome

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 5:00 PM
Third Anniversary Reunion of Locked Out Conn-Selmer Workers!
McNaughton Park Pavilion
701 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN 46516
Price: donations
Ronald Czarnecki is the contact - Bring checks payable to Food4Strikers, or cash, or food

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