Friday, April 12, 2013

April 2013 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - VOLUME EIGHT, Number 10

The Thomas Merton Center Honors Martin Sheen

Join us at Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall
4141 Fifth Ave, Oakland

Saturday April 13th *  5pm - 8 pm

Tickets still available... Call 412-361-3022 ... food, beverages, inspiration!! 


Ken Whiteley in Concert at My House!

Clear your calendar for Friday, April 26th.  Arrive at my house at 7:00 PM.  Grab a plate of sumptuous snacks and settle into a comfy chair.  And the magic begins promptly at 7:30
Seats are still available for this fantastic concert, to be held in my home sweet home, and featuring one of my musical heros - one of the most badass musicians and vocalists you'll ever hear.  His talent is staggering.  You'll thank me for introducing you to this amazing man.  If you saw Ken's performance for Calliope a couple years ago, you'll agree that it's hard to find enough superlatives to  accurately describe his stellar talents. Your generous contributions will make this wonderful performance possible. ... more about Ken...

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. He has performed at virtually every major folk festival in Canada and a couple of years ago was featured in the Calliope concert series in Pittsburgh.  Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase lots of audience singing along and his outstanding musicianship on guitar (slide,  6 and 12 string) and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called "...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett !"   With an encyclopedic knowledge of blues, gospel, folk and swing as one critic said, "Good times are guaranteed!"

Call, text or email me to save a seat - Anne Feeney, 412-877-6480,


    • Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - 7PM
  • ACTION UNITED WOMEN and the Coalition for Labor Union Women are co-sponsoring Stand Up ANEW, a Concert in Memory of Ka'Sandra Wade on April 30th at 7 PM at the REX Theater.

    Stand Up ANEW will feature all women performers, including Anne Feeney, Activist and Hellraiser, and SisterPoet Vanessa German!

    Also Performing: Freddye Stover Blues Vocals, Janelle Burdell, Udu and Drums, Patti Spadero Rock Guitar and Vocals, Jess Sides Folk Guitar and Vocals, Janet Coppola Clarinet, Laura Daniels Piano and Vocals. Donna Davis Jazz Piano, Dr. Jaki Young Sax, Ava Lintz Bass, and Tracy Whorton Percussion, Andrea Pearl Vocals, and Nicole Belli, Vocals!

    We have added links to some of their work:

    Tickets are $30 at the door, or $25 in advance, and proceeds benefit ANEW, our womens' organizing project.

    Low Income/Senors/Student tickets will be available at a reduced price, depending on underwriting sponsorships and donations...

    All Proceeds Benefit the Women's Organizing work of ACTION United, inspired by the murder of our secretary, Ka'Sandra Wade, in a terrible domestic violence shooting on New Year's Eve, 2012.

    email for more details!

    Help Fund the Campaign to Pass Ka'Sandra's Law!

    Dance to Break the Chain One More Time!

Come to Ireland with me!!!  
September 29 - October 8th - The Best of the West

If you're just tuning in, or you haven't read the last several Fellow Travelers' Advisories, and you'd like more information about coming to Ireland with me, please reply to this message and include the names of prospective travelers, addresses, email address, and telephone number if it's okay to call you.

photo by Karen Newman

Traveling around Ireland with a group of 20 like-minded fun-loving comrades, a thoughtful dedicated and funny guide (me) and a great dancer, bodhran player, turfcutter and bus-driver is the only way to go.  Staying at a locally owned hotel, and pub-crawling with a designated driver - listening to the finest Irish music, seeing the best and most unusual scenery, and meeting locals with all sorts of interests - history, culture, politics and so much more... a tour like no other!

May 10th - Roy Zimmerman and Anne Feeney at Allegheny UU Church

Everyone who's found out about this show so far is jumping for joy.  I hope you'll clear your calendar to hear the signature satirist of our times - Roy Zimmerman.  He's the whole package - a very accomplished singer, guitar player, writer and humorist.  At the risk of offending John Boehner, he's easy on the eyes, too. And to top it off, he's one of the nicest people in show business.  If he doesn't have you laughing helplessly at his brilliant songs... go to an ER immediately... something must be terribly wrong with you.

Summer of Solidarity Tour

It's still in the larval stage, but keep your eyes on to see if this rowdy bunch of organizers, activists and cultural workers, mostly members of the USW, are headed your way. I intend to go with them wherever they go.  Drop me a line and I'll pass it on to the organizers if you've got a strike, lockout or organizing drive going on in your town!  The Summer of Solidarity Tour may roll into your town this August!! Still not added to my calendar are Missoula, Portland, San Francisco... and we may be working our way from LA back to Nashville to return the RV.

Almanac Singer Tour Traced - Palieri, Mann & Feeney
My pals George Mann and Rik Palieri want to reprise the tour that the Almanac singers made of the United States in the 40's.  I'll be joining them in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Chicago.  They're looking for support for the tour.  Email Rik Palieri rik@banjo(dot)net or George Mann george@georgemann(dot)org

Northern Lights Festival Boreal in July!!
I am so looking forward to this festival.  I'm on the bill with my comrade, hip-hop artist OB (aka Michael O' Brien), I hope with his band, Kill the Autocrat.  Also on the bill is Kerrville Folk Festival Diva and Sudbury native, Darlene Sovran.  I've always wanted to go to Sudbury - this is a dream come true... yay!  Check it out: http:/

Kerrville 2013
Kerrville this year will be triple special for me.  First: when I arrive on May 24th, my daughter Amy Berlin and her husband (they got married December 15th, if you're just tuning in) will be there.  My son, Daniel Berlin will be there (he's coming from Zimbabwe!) with my grandson Sebastian (almost 3 years old!).  We will have a joyous reunion and enjoy every minute of introducing Sebastian to the Quiet Valley Ranch. I can't begin to start naming all the great talents playing this year, but everyone who is playing is wonderful - check out their website for the lineup:

Second: I'll be ducking out of the festival on Saturday, June 1st to do a concert in College Station.  Check the tour schedule for all the details... but I'm so happy to be returning to Aggie country to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

THIRD:  Chris Chandler plays the Mainstage at Kerrville on Sunday, June 2nd!  I am so thrilled.  How wonderful!!  I changed my plane ticket so that I could be there for his show...

The Tourdates

Friday, April 26th, 2013 6:00 PM

Ken Whiteley in Concert!!!!
my house
Swissvale 15218
Price: $15-25
Hors d'ouevres at 6, Music at 7 - Ken is one of my musical idols. He has so much soul, such a great heart... He will move you. Call or text me for reservations and directions.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 8:00 PM
Stand Up ANEW! A Concert in Memory of Ka'Sandra Wade
Rex Theater
1602 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Price: sliding scale $10 low income
SisterPoet Vanessa German
Singer/Songwriter Anne Feeney will MC and Perform
Udu and Percussionist Janelle Burdell
Vocalist Ms. Freddye Stover and many more!!

We are holding this benefit to fight violence against women in our neighborhoods!

Friday, May 10th, 2013 7:00 PM
The fabulous Roy Zimmerman in Concert!!
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Price: $15-25 suggested
If you've seen Roy, I don't need to coax you. If you haven't seen Roy, do yourself a favor.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 6:30 PM
College Station House Concert
Danny Yeager's House
College Station, TX
Price: $15-25 suggested
to reserve a seat and get directions, call Danny at the number above, or email him at - I'm so happy to be returning to College Station.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 8:00 PM
Chris Chandler on the Mainstage
Kerrville Folk Festival
Medina Hwy
Kerrville, TX
oh joy!

Friday, July 5th, 2013
Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Sudbury, ON

Saturday, July 6th, 2013 8:00 PM
Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Sudbury, ON

Sunday, July 7th, 2013 8:00 PM
Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Sudbury, ON

Friday, July 12th, 2013
Almanac Singers Revival Tour with Rik Palieri, George Mann and Anne Feeney
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Almanac Singers Revival Tour with Rik Palieri, George Mann and Anne Feeney
Detroit, MI
Price: donations

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 8:00 PM
Almanac Singers Revival Tour with Rik Palieri, George Mann and Anne Feeney
Chicago, IL
Price: donations

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Nashville, TN
Price: donations
This is a great idea that the USW is likely going to sponsor, going to strikes, lockouts, organizing drives with a cadre of cultural workers and organizers. We hope to energize, inspire and stir the pot and fan the flames!

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Philadelphia, PA
Price: donations

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 8:00 PM
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Pittsburgh, PA
this is a great idea. support the tour. drop me a line if you want us to come to your town??

Monday, August 19th, 2013
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Detroit, MI
Price: donations

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Chicago, IL
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 8:00 PM
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Milwaukee, WI

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 8:00 PM
Summer of Solidarity Tour (Tentative Schedule)
Fargo,, ND
If our route brings us near your picket line, rally, or organizing drive, let me know!!! We'll be going through Spokane to Portland, to San Francisco to LA. (I'm sure this routing will change. Speak up. Get us to your rally, riot, picket line or organizing drive.)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 8:00 PM
Summer of Solidarity Tour - LABOR DAY IN L.A.!
Los Angeles, CA
Price: donations
The rest of the dates will be filled in soon. Bookmark this page and check it!

Sunday, September 29th- October 8th - Come to Ireland with me
email or call 412-877-6480
Ireland Tour!!

So Long Maggie