Friday, May 22, 2009

JUNE 2009 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - VOLUME 5, #3


With your help, I'm organizing a "Sing Out/Speak Out for Single Payer" tour. Imagine a month of high-powered hilarious and informative concerts in CA, OR and WA all designed to promote interest in single payer health care. That's what is happening from July 4th-20th. I modeled this tour on the wildly successful SING OUT THE VOTE OHIO tour that many of us did last October... there's lots of fun video from that on youtube that would give you a taste of what it was like The Oregon Country Fair (July 10-12) attracts wonderful performers and speakers from all over the country. I know many of them well, having performed there for the last eight years, and I have interested some very talented (and perhaps some very well-known people - unconfirmed as of this writing) to essentially donate their talents to be part of this cultural blitz through California, Oregon and Washington for single payer health care. (cool poster by Chris Chandler )

I'm expecting that most of the concerts will be free - although some local organizers have decided to suggest a donation. They will all be fun and informative. We will engage our audiences in direct, fun, and community appropriate activity that will move universal health care closer to every American. We will request donations at the free concerts. We will split the donations with the local sponsoring organization. Wewill seek out free venues - churches, college auditoriums, etc. and seek donated sound reinforcement whenever possible.

If you can donate some money to make this happen, you can send a check in any amount, large or small, payable to Anne Feeney, 2240 Milligan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 - or donate via Paypal with a credit card to - Any donation is greatly appreciated!

If you are in a position to donate $500 or more, your tax deductible contribution, payable to "Universal Health Care for OR" should also be sent to me, Anne Feeney, 2240 Milligan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 (That way I can send the checks together and keep track of them so that they won't get mixed up with donations they receive for other projects...)

If you have any suggestions or advice for me, send it my way.My cell is 412-877-6480, my email
I still have three seats left for the fabulous tour I've organized with my Irish partner, Tom Piggott of Enchanted Way tours. - This is the most fun group of friends I think I've ever assembled for an Ireland tour - and you're welcome to join us on our lovely little luxury coach as we take in the best that Ireland has to offer on this wonderful 9 day adventure.
You arrange your own transportation to Shannon airport. We pick you up, provide all ground transportation, all accommodations, all breakfasts, three dinners and one of the most memorable guided tours you'll ever experience. See Ireland at Ireland's pace -music, culture, history, poetry, politics, scenery, pubs - and the comraderie of a great group of folks! Your cost for the tour is $1950 + transportation. If you'd like to come along, or want more information, drop me a line at
I'm so looking forward to August in Sweden. If you'd like to book a concert, contact Fredrik Gleisner, to arrange a performance.
My October tour of the midwest with the wonderful David Rovics, , is coming together niceley. If you'd like to see us together in your midwestern town, drop me a line and we'll try to work something out.
22 May 2009
Oklahoma City
Hi Folks
I'm in Oklahoma City where I had a great gig and a wonderful reuinion with old friends here last night - on my way to the Kerrville Folk Festival for another grand reuinion and visit with my daughter Amy. My son Dan and his wife Monique came to DC from Ecuador last weekend so that Dan could attend his graduation (magna cum laude!) from Georgetown School of Law. We got in a terrific, but too-brief visit.
I hope you'll send some $$ to help underwrite the Sing Out for Single Payer Road Show. We've got to fix this disgraceful health care system!
I had a BALL at the Pete Seeger 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. We had little parties before and after the show and it was great to see Pat Humphries & Sandy O(, Colleen Kattau, George and Julius, Charlie and Marilyn Bernhardt, David and Katie Elsila, Phil Fenty and his lovely wife, Trudy Mason and her posse, Margie Rosenkranz, Wanda Fischer and a bunch of Eighth Step Folks, Eleanor Walden, Mary Cliff... oh, I know I'm forgetting some folks - but we sure had fun. And it was such a thrill to see my dear friends Larry Long, Tommy Sands and Pittsburgh's own Bruce Foley up there on the stage at Madison Square Garden with Pete, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Dar Williams, Ani di Franco, Emmy Lou Harris, Michael Franti and Kris Kristoffersson! What a night! I'm sure it will be a PBS special soon.
It looks like CDBaby is well stocked with all my CDs... Why not visit and get a CD to pop in your car stereo as you head off for summer adventures? It'll make your time on the road (and mine) more pleasurable.
Happy Birthday to my cousin Terry Donovan!
Thanks so much for your interest in my music and my work.
Here's the upcoming schedule!
Love, solidarity and NATIONAL HEALTH CARE NOW!

Wednesday, June 3rd- 6th, 2009 1:00 PM
Working Class Studies ConferenceWilliam Pitt Union -
University of PittsburghF
orbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Thursday, June 4th, 2009 8:00 PM
Working Class Studies Conference
William Pitt Union - University of Pittsburgh
Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
8–10pm Cultural Event - A Hammer to Shape Reality,
drama from Out of This Furnace and Buried,
music by Anne Feeney and Friends,
produced by Marci Woodruff

Sunday, June 21st- Tuesday, June 23rd
Great Labor Arts Exchange
National Labor College10000
New Hampshire Ave NW
Silver Spring, MD

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 6:00 PM
Ontario Federation of Labour Presents Anne Feeney
St Catherines, ON
bruce allen is the contact

with Anne Feeney, Citizens' Band, Jan Luby, Michael Lauren,
Ben Silver, Rebel Voices, Adam & Kris, Brian QTN, the Seattle
Labor Chorus and more*
JULY 4 - Santa Cruz
JULY 7 - Ashland, OR
JULY 8 - Bend, OR
JULY 9 - Florence OR
JULY 10-12 - Oregon Country Fair
JULY 13 - Corvallis
JULY 14 - Coos Bay
JULY 15 - Newport
JULY 16 - Yachats
JULY 17 - Eugene
JULY 18 - Salem
JULY 19 - Portland
JULY 20 - Astoria
JULY 21 - Vancouver, WA
JULY 22 - Chehalis, WA
JULY 23- Olympia, WA
JULY 24- Tacoma, WA
JULY 25 - Seattle, WA
JULY 26 - Everett, WA
JULY 27 - Bellingham, WA
*not all dates are confirmed. not all performers will be at all shows. details for these and all shows continuously updating at

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