Monday, May 03, 2010

May 2010 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - VOLUME SIX - #2


Lexington, KY
Dayton, OH
Columbus, OH
Stonybrook, NY
Kerrville, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Detroit, MI
Lake of the Ozarks, MO

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Mayday, Mayday - That's the real workers' day
Labor's history says, "Don't give your day away!"
It's time that the working class says,
"Stick Labor Day up your asses."
Oh, ain't it great to celebrate on the glorious First of May!

I hope you found some appropriate way to celebrate International Workers' Day. Evan Greer and I were in Philadelphia with Roy Zimmerman for a wonderful Mayday celebration sponsored by Crossroads Music. It was great to see Alexis Buss and John Bekken and their gorgeous daughter Sophia (or was it Sonia? two very popular names these days, I've noticed...), and Tom Herman and Jo Miller, and Marilyn Goldsmith and John Benedict among many many others...

Congratulations to the Temple Nurses for their recent strike victory!!

As I write this I learn from Ann Suellentrop that "more than 15,000 folks are marching, including 11 of us from Kansas City, here in New York City to take part in the protest march against nuclear weapons as the NPT conference begins at the UN! People here from all over the world! Peace out!"

There are a whole lot more of us than they think.

Very soon, we should have some fabulous YouTube videos from that concert, as well as the Eighth Step concert the night before in Schenectady.

The "Generations of Resistance" tour was a smashing success. I loved every minute with Evan Greer. And the hospitality on this tour was over the top! Many thanks to all our hosts and presenters.

Much love


Yes, yes, it's true. On the last edition of Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS, he did a segment on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement as a great example of real populism, and one of the members, John Blasingame, starts talking about their fighting spirit, and that there are words to a song “that get right to the heart of this.” Next thing you know, he’s singing a verse of “Have You Been To Jail For Justice!” Cool beans.
from the transcript:
John Blasingame: You can fight. In fact, you've got a duty to fight. There's some words to a song that get right to the heart of this.

(singing) You law abiding citizens, listen to this song. Laws were made by people and people can be wrong. Once unions were against the law, but slavery was fine. Women were denied the vote and children worked the mines. The more you study history, the less you can deny it. A rotten law stays on the books 'til folks with guts defy it.

You can buy or download "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" at



I'm very excited to be doing a mini-tour in support of my enormously talented companero Dan Bern . We'll be in Lexington, Dayton and Columbus. Details appear below and at


I still have 6 seats available on the August 10-19th trip to Clare, Kerry and Galway. I have 12 seats left on the August 22-31st trip to Dublin, Belfast & Derry. This may be the last year that I am able to offer these trips, so if you want to see Ireland with me, I hope to hear from you soon. These trips are sooooooooooooooooo much fun! Drop me a line at or visit for more information. We have a lively and wonderful group of folks so far for each tour. Please think about joining us.



Three fantastic events are occurring in Detroit in June - The Great Labor Arts Exchange, the Conference on Creative Organizing, and the US Social Forum. Information about all three appears at the bottom of this message. I'll be there for all three. Hope to see you there.



Happy Birthday today, May 3rd, to Pete Seeger, Kathleen Feeney and Antonito Blanco. Belated birthday greetings to Jim Tremmel (May 2nd).  Alex Bagwell - May 7th, Paul Eric Grefenstette and Bill Deegan  -May 10th, Eleanor Walden and Jon Fromer - May 11th, Tony Mumphrey and Kevin McCahill - May 15th, and Terry Donovan - May 23rd.

Faith Petric is home from the hospital and doing remarkably well in her recovery from her broken hip. Thanks to all of you who sent cards!

I'll be thinking of Joanna Robinson this month. Her beloved Utah Phillips would have been 75 on May 15th if he were still with us. Utah died on May 24th of 2008.

Happy Mothers' Day to all you moms! Special Mothers' Day wishes to mom-to-be Monique Murad. We found out recently that Dan and Monique will be having a son! Monique is in Washington, DC as I write this, and I'm going down there to visit her on Thursday.

I'm so looking forward to seeing my daughter Amy when I get to Kerrville this year!



Friday, May 14th, 2010 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney opens for Dan Bern!
Natasha's Cafe
112 Esplanade
Lexington, KY

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 9:30 PM
Anne Feeney opens for Dan Bern!
Canal Street Tavern
308 E 1st
Dayton, OH 45402

Sunday, May 16th, 2010 6:00 PM
Anne Feeney opens for Dan Bern
Rumba Cafe
2507 Summit St
Columbus, OH

May 23rd 4PM
Pittsburgh, PA
Check out Roy at
And "Summer of Loving" at
Seating is limited. For information and/or an invitation, call or email:
LLouise & Jim Altes
Suggested donation: $10.00. All proceeds go to the performers.

June 3rd-6th
Working Class Studies Conference
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook , NY
Michael Zweig is the contact.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney at the Threadgill Memorial Theater
Kerrville Folk Festival
5600 Medina Highway
Kerrville, TX
Come see me perform at my favorite festival!!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 6:30 PM
Labor and Friends Banquet
The Center
4325 N.W. 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK
Price: $65
for more info contact lljamesco - Sponsored by the Central OK Labor Federation - Turn Around Oklahoma 2010!!!

June 18th-21st
Great Labor Arts Exchange
AFSCME Council 25
600 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

June 22nd-26th
US Social Forum
Detroit , MI

Anne Feeney  - Buy CDs!
412-877-6480 (cell)

"Anne Feeney is the greatest labor singer in North America." -- Utah Phillips