Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 2016 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume Ten Number 10

December 2016 - Anne Feeney's Fellow Travelers' Advisory - Volume Ten - Number 10

Having survived the longest night of the year, I guess I'm ready to survive the next four years.  That's as much as I'm going to say about the election.  I'll continue, as I have for 46 years now , working and singing for peace, justice, labor rights, feminism, equality and environmental justice.  I am so very grateful to have all of you in my life and thank you for your kindness, goodness, generosity of sprit, and dedication to progressive ideals. Merry Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Kwanzaa and any reason you can find to celebrate!

In the November Fellow Travelers' Advisory, I told you I'd have a big surprise for you this month. (No, not THAT one)

Now, I've always thought that I am a very difficult person to surprise.  .

Well, my dear readers and Fellow Travelers, you couldn't possibly be as surprised upon seeing this news as I was when my daughter presented me with this new CD. The beautiful CD cover is the work of my wonderful husband, Julie Leonardsson.

This surprise recording project was visualized by my daughter, Amy Sue Berlin, in early 2016. With hopes of a MayDay release, Amy sent a list of songs that I've written to a bunch of performers.The performers selected songs,  and in studios all over the country,  recorded them, and then donated the masters to Amy.  As the songs slowly began to arrive, Amy changed the release date from MayDay to my birthday (July 1st), then to Labor Day. All of this was a TOTAL secret from me until she handed it to me a couple weeks ago.  I am so overwhelmed, amazed and grateful that so many people in so many places put so much love and good energy into this project without breathing a word to me. is the way to get your hands on this 16 song CD and I hope that you will.  None of my considerable life experience prepared me for this beautiful tribute.

My companera -  super-songwriter, ace musician, fashionista and fabulous organizer -  Evan Greer wrote this terrific piece for Huffington Post:
Please forward it to all your trouble-making and music loving friends!

Here's what some folks have Tweeted today --

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine):
Few have raised as much hell with an acoustic guitar as has. Benefit tribute album for her out today!

From Roy Zimmerman:

Check out "War on the Workers," the tribute album to my friend, the magnificent songwriter / activist Anne Feeney. The CD features Holly Nearemma's revolutionDan BernPeter Yarrow and more, covering Anne's compelling incendiary songs.

From Peter Yarrow

For decades, I’ve held Anne in great esteem: for her determined heart, her passionate commitment to justice and the way she’s lived the messages of the folk tradition (just as Peter, Paul, and Mary did) putting her life and her presence out there to speak about and sing about what needs to be shared.


I'm hoping to be driving/touring to Florida in March and then go (slowly) from SF to Vancouver/Victoria this summer. If you have any ideas about where I could perform, drop me a line.

Friday, January 13th, 2017 - Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Labor Campaign for Single Payer National Conference
Wyndham New Yorker
481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Price: $variable
I'll have my new CD with me!!
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 10:00 PM
Women's March on Washington
The Lincoln Memorial
Independence Ave SW and Third St NW
Washington, DC
Price: FREE - Be there!!
Friday, January 27th, 2017 - Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at 8:00 PM
People's Music Network for Songs of Freedon and Struggle's Winter Gathering
Greenfield Middle School
195 Federal St
Greenfield, MA
Price: see website

I really need to get this out, so thank you for reading this.  I hope you enjoy my new CD and that our paths cross on the road in 2017.