Thursday, August 21, 2014

September 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 11

The election is only 21 days away --- 


by Mike Konopacki

Like many Pennsylvanians, I want to see Tom Corbett out of office.  This man is a disgrace to Pennsylvania and the nation... absolutely the worst governor in the history of our Commonwealth.

Among the many sordid aspects of Corbett's reign of error:

1) because of his tax cuts for the rich, there is a budget shortfall of close to 2 billion dollars,  thousands of jobs were, and will be lost.

2) Governor Corbett has accepted many illegal gifts and contributions.

3) accepted more than 3.6 million dollars from big oil and gas

4) PA is the only state that does not tax oil or gas companies for extraction of our natural resources - can anyone spell "quid pro quo"?

5) under-funded education, causing 77 school districts to raise property taxes, with more preparing to follow suit, increasing class size due to teacher layoffs.

6) Corbett is holding up the current budget pending an agreement to destroy public employee pensions.

7) Under Corbett's "leadership" PA has dropped from 7th to 48th place in job creation

8) There is nothing "PUBLIC" that Corbett doesn't want to sell or privatize.  He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Right now it looks like his opponent has a comfortable lead, but I don't think we can trust the Koch brothers, ALEC, and all the other candidate purchasers (especially Range Resources) to stay out of this race.  They'll be pouring
 money into Pennsyvania to give their puppet another term as governor.  I don't want to wake up on November 4th to see this headline::

Corbett Re-elected in Surprise Cliffhanger

The only way we can head this off is to bring Corbett's sordid record before the voters, and give them lots of real information on issues that are important to them - health care, education, union-busting, pension raiding, living wage jobs, police brutality, gun control, abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration, privatization, economic and racial inequality, poverty in Pennsylvania, public transit, the war on science,  preserving parks and wilderness areas, encouraging sustainable energy, and protecting Pennsylvania citizens from being poisoned by fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas. We want to immunize the voters from right wing propaganda and falsehoods. You don't have to support all of these ideas listed above to want to DUMP CORBETT... but this Roadshow will be packed with information that you will value. And it will be fun!


How would you like to see a roving caravan of cars emblazoned with CRUSH CORBETT magnetic signs rolling into your town, bringing talented musicians and articulate community activists coming to get out the vote in your community to CRUSH CORBETT !!   This rollicking roadshow will include music, storytelling, comedy, news, theater and so much more.  It will be an unforgettable, thought-provoking and fun-filled evening.

We'll do as many shows as we can fund. This is the same organizing model I used for the highly successful 'Sing Out for Singlepayer Roadshow' in 2009. As of September 9th, we have $1600 in individual sponsorships and $11,000 in underwritng from unions.  We are still far from covering our expenses. This should be a grass-roots tour.  I want lots more individual sponsors. The tentative tour schedule is:

Sept 27 -  Cambria County - Johnstown - Amy Niehouse confirmed

Sept 30 -  Beaver County - IBEW Hall  Bob Schmetzer, Todd Davis confirmed

Oct    2  - Mercer County - confirmed

Oct    3 -  Harrisburg - Rick Smith, Judi Heh confirmed

Friday, October 10th, 2014 -  with the Great Climate March 
Saturday, October 11th -The Great Frackdown in Butler PA

October 12th - Westmoreland County Dems Dinner 5:00 PM

Oct 14 -  Gettysburg - Charles T Strauss 

Oct 15 -  Gettysburg

Oct 16 -  Philadelphia

Oct 17 -  Bloomsburg - Walt Brasch confirmed 

Oct  18 - Wikes Barre/Scranton 

Oct 19  - possible stop in Bethlehem

Wednesday, October 30 - Indiana, PA - Jim Dougherty

Thursday, October 31 - night off


The shows are coming together quickly now....

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 2:30 PM in Johnstown, PA
Crush Corbett Road Show
Erin McClelland's HQ
430 Main St, 2nd fl
Johnstown, PA
Price: donations
This building has an elevator and is fully accessible.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 7:30 PM in Beaver, PA
Crush Corbett Road Show
IBEW Local 712
217 Sassafrass Lane
Beaver, PA 15009
Contact Bob Schmetzer -

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 7:30 PM in Wheatland, Mercer Co.
Crush Corbett Road Show
USW Local 1016 - Shenango Valley
107 Broadway Ave
Wheatland, PA 16161
Price: free - donations accepted
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 7:00 PM in Harrisburg!
Crush Corbett Road Show
Market St.Church Fellowship Hall
1508 Market St
Harrisburg, PA
Price: donations
bottled water is the only refreshment permitted in the sanctuary.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 7:00 PM
David Rovics and Anne Feeney's "Hell in a Handbasket " Show
St Peter's Episcopal Church
1950 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI
Price: $20 suggested
Secure parking on site.
Corner of Trumbull and Michigan

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 7:30 PM
Roy Zimmerman Returns!! Just in time for the election!
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Price: $15-25

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 8:00 PM
Crush Corbett Road Show In Gettysburg!
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Price: donations

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 6:00 PM
Crush Corbett Road Show In Gettysburg!
Gettysburg College Junction in the CUB
430 W. Lincoln Avenue
Gettysburg, PA
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Teachers' Rally Supported by the Crush Corbett Road Show
Turn Up for Truth @ the School Reform Commission
440 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
We will join this important march in support of the teachers of Philadelphia. After the rally, please join us for dinner as we plan an action for the evening at Independence Hall at 8:30 PM
Friday, October 17th, 2014 7:00 PM
Crush Corbett Road Show
Democratic HQ Hall
Main St
Bloomsburg, PA
Price: donations
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 7:00 PM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Crush Corbett Road Show
Luzerne Volunteer Fire Dept Hall
66 Tener St
Luzerne, PA 18709
Sunday, October 19th, 2014 2:00 PM
Godfrey Daniels
 7 E 4th St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Price: donations
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 6:00 PM
Annual Eugene V Debs Dinner
Sycamore Banquet Center
Terre Haute, IN

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
This is the big day. Call voters, drive them to the polls, work the polls, CRUSH CORBETT!!!!
everywhere in Pennsylvania

Concert Calendar (continuously updating at

If I've convinced you, email me, text me, or leave a message at  ("Like" it while you're there) - I'll be happy to connect you with the organizers in your area, or help YOU to be the organizer.

  Don't forget to send a contribution to help us crush Corbett!! Even if you don't live in Pennsylvania... this guy is a menace to us all. We've got to stop this frack-a-holic!  Please forward this widely.  WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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by check to:
Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA  15218

thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Saturday, July 05, 2014

July 2014 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume 9, Number 9

This is my monthly email news. It's commercial free and, rest assured, no salesman will call.  You probably subscribed to receive it at one of my shows.  I'm very grateful to have you in my network of family, friends, fans and fellow travelers. If you know my work, you know I won't be attracting much in the way of corporate sponsorship.  Odds are I could come to your town and do a show and you'd never know about it - unless you read this newsletter.  And sometimes I'm not performing anywhere near you .... Do you know someone who lives where I'm playing?  PLEASE let them know. Thanks!

 If the gorgeous picture of my grandsons (below) is not displaying properly, you can check it out online at

Before you head off to any of my shows, be sure to call the venue to make certain that the details are right.

My CDs are available at

and NOW ... on to the news!!

Nicholas John Berlin, born June 21, 2013 - Sebastian Edward Berlin , born August 22, 2010

TX - Pittsburgh - Sweden

Midsummer in Sweden
Off to Ireland!
Upcoming concerts
Supreme Court goes insane 
Amy's worldwide concert

TX- Pittsburgh - Sweden

The Kerrville Folk Festival was the wonderful experience I've come to count on it to be. 
I didn't go out to the campfires at night the way I used to....  went to sleep after the main stage ended... or even before that. It was a pleasure to see my friend Dan Boling get some well-deserved recognition in New Folk.  The truly great energy at the festival seemed to emanate from my daughter's camp -- Merrville.  The day I left for the festival the PA Defense of Marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a Federal judge.  Needless to say, I got a lot of mileage from Roy Zimmerman's terrific DEFENDERS OF MARRIAGE.

I worked my way home through College Station, Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis and Louisville with the fabulous Brad Yoder.  In addition to his considerable on-stage talent, Brad is a consummate tourmate... super polite and helpful.

Many thanks to Danny Yeager, Amy Sue Berlin, Mike Meadows, Leslie Harris, Judy Ancel, Bill Clause, Dick Mitchell, Greg Johnson, Tim O'Connor, Lee Graham, Barb Royce, Lynn and Kat Green, Laura X, Kay Drey, JP Wright, Kay and Walter Tillow

I had 36 hours in Pittsburgh to unpack, pack and fly to Sweden.  Yee hah!

Midsummer in Sweden

I arrived in Sweden on June 19th, and apparently brought lots of cold weather and rain with me. The Swedes had been celebrating summer's early arrival.. the sunshine and warm weather... and then I arrived. Rainy and cold. The weather was fair for my outdoor gig on June 26th, but went right back to blustery winds and rain.  My birthday (July 1st) was a soggy affair. The sun finally came out today -- yay! and here I sit writing my newsletter.  It'll be a short one.

I'll be playing at the Joe Hill House, where he was born, in Gavle.  The Swedish Wobs have control of the house - now a Museum.  That is always fun and inspiring. And I'm doing a show in Stockholm at Vinterviken with my great pal Jan Hammarlund  ( in Swedish) or in English  -  I'm hoping Jan will come to the US next year to tour with me and his brand new wonderful CD of Malvina Reynolds' previously unrecorded songs.

Ireland - Here We Come!!!

Three weeks until the Irish adventure begins!  Yee-hah!  We have an absolutely fantastic group of travelers - some folks I've known for many years and really admire
My new Facebook page about the Ireland tours is up at
Ireland with Anne Feeney in the search window of Facebook should work, too.
Tour vicariously with us.

Coming right up!!

Anne Feeney
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 8:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Konsert
Joe Hill Huset
Nedre Bergsgatan 28
Price: frivilligt -,forslagsvis 100 kr
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 2:00 PM
Anne Feeney and Jan Hammarlund in Concert
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Come to Ireland with me for a Labor History Tour!!
Innishfree Tours
It's all confirmed - all we need is you!!
I've got a labor history tour of Ireland that will knock your socks off! Ireland's history is as interesting as its countryside is gorgeous. Please join me for ten days you'll never forget in the "Isle of Saints and Scholars." Contact for the details.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 8:30 PM
Si Kahn and Anne Feeney in Concert
Firkin Crane
Shandon, Cork City
Price: 15 euro
Join me and Si Kahn in this beautiful theater as we do a concert in the spirit of Mother Jones, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 2:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Konsert

It's increasingly clear that it's a war between persons and women

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Labor Day in Olympia, WA!!
stay tuned... more details coming
Olympia, WA
Bob Guenther is the contact gbob294(@)

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Labor Campaign for Single Payer Strategy National Conference
ILWU Local 6
99 Hegenberger Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Oakland, CA

Get involved in a meaningful way to bring single-payer quality health care to all Americans! come to this conference!!!

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Labor Day in Olympia, WA!!
stay tuned... more details coming
Olympia, WA
Bob Guenther is the contact gbob294(@)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 8:30 AM
Fighting Bob Fest
Sauk County Fairgrounds
Baraboo, WI
Come to the 13th Annual Fighting Bob Fest!
Return to the Grassroots!
Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds
in Baraboo, Where It All Began
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kickoff  on Friday night, Sept. 12,
at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison,
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join 5,000-10,000 activists in the biggest annual gathering of progressives in the country!

Fighting Bob Fest was founded by Ed Garvey, with the indispensable help of Sue and Tom Holmes.

Co-sponsored by The Progressive magazine and the Madison Capital Times.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 6:00 PM
Annual Eugene V Debs Dinner
Sycamore Banquet Center
Terre Haute, IN

I'd love to fill in some midwest dates here.  Got any ideas?

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 7:00 PM
Anne Feeney at the Champaign Urbana Folk & Roots Fest
Champaign, IL
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 6:00 PM
Thomas Merton Center Award Dinner Honoring Jeremy Scahill!
Sherator Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, November 16th, 2014 7:00 PM
Lou and Peter Berryman Return!
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Price: $15-25

Coming in spring 2015 - Anne Feeney and Dana Lyons - 
Teamsters and Turtles Together at Last!!


Now no matter where you live, you can see my daughter Amy in concert on Concert Window. To watch the show go to    

The show is LIVE and begins at 10PM EDT, 9PM Central, 8PM Mountain and 7PM Pacific
If you're in Ireland, it's at 3AM, Sweden & Denmark and Harare 4AM
on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Well, that's it for July.  Write back with your news