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    Fellow Travelers' Advisory from Anne Feeney - MARCH 2006: VOLUME ONE, #12


    This Sunday, February 26 in Tucson, AZ - this is my first visit to Tucson in years... please let any friends you have here know about this show!

    MARCH 1-18 - FLORIDA, north, south, east & west!

    MARCH 19 - Pittsburgh! (really)

    MARCH 30-APRIL 1 ... on tour in the midwest with the amazing JACK ERDIE! Lexington, Carbondale, Cincinnati & ???

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    February may be the shortest month of the year, but mine was really action packed! I started February in Denmark and Sweden. Both countries were hosting Social Forums to coincide with the World Social Forum, which was being held in Caracas, Venezuela.

    I participated in panel discussions in both Lund (labor law and workers' rights) and Copenhagen (domestic surveillance and the Patriot Act). The day I arrived in Copenhagen there were demonstrations throughout the country urging respect and tolerance in the wake of the publication of the cartoons. The whole thing seems so crazy and un-Danish. Not that there aren't racist crazies in Denmark who thrive on anti-Muslim sentiments, but most Danes are the essence of tolerance and understanding. It smacks of CIA Cointelpro type activity to me. Some people fear this is an attempt to build up support for campaigns against Iran and Syria.

    My concert at Lille Teatern (The Little Theater) in Lund was one of my favorite concerts ever... a terrific audience and a charming room. And the concert at the Danish Social Forum was with a full tilt rock and roll band including Soren Berlev of the legendary Danish band Gasolin on drums. I should have pictures from this up on my blog by the time you get this.

    I went from Scandinavia straight to the Folk Alliance conference in Austin. My union, Local 1000 of the American Federation of Musicians, hosted a concert to benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and raised over $2000 at the conference. I had great visits with so many old friends, and got to meet and hear the fantastic Roy Zimmerman. My pal Steve Brooks won the impromptu songwriting contest held there with his tune "Deadeye Dick.' The hilarious and talented Carla Ulbrich also had a terrific song.

    I did a quick Texas tour, raising about $1200 for the locked out Boilermakers in Meredosia, IL. Their unemployment benefits ran out recently and they need your help more than ever. Read about this lockout at and donate at or by mail to:

    Boilermakers Local 484 Solidarity/Defense Fund

    P.O. Box258

    300 Main Street

    Meredosia, IL 62665

    Teresa Allen lined up some fabulous work for me with three different UU congregations who hosted me in style in the Woodlands, Stafford and Houston. David Rovics and Nathalie came to my show at the Millbend Coffeehouse and brought their beautiful daughter Leila there to celebrate her two-week birthday. And Laura Freeman's "Broken Hearts' Ball" at the charming Cafe Caffeine in Austin was a night to remember! Darlene Sovran, Myshkin and Sailor, Gena Forsythe, Mary Melena, Elizabeth Suggs, Libby Kirkpatrick, Laura and I had a great time. The full moon inspired us to invite Chris Chandler and David Roe up to perform "Thrift Store Diva," and Laura and I added some harmonies. I had great visits with my friends Nella Villafranca in Austin and Mary Potter in Dallas.

    Tomorrow I'm hiking Sabino Canyon with my old friend Myra Lesser. That should be fun.

    Happy 1st Birthday Katelyn Amaya Davis Reed!

    Get well soon Cee Cee!

    Next month is the Sunshine State! Get ready all you Floridians! I'm looking forward to my visit there. And if you don't live in Florida, I bet you know someone who does... please send them my way! It's all word of mouth folks.



    Pat Robertson's public call for the assassination of Hugo Chavez was repulsive, and now the ultra conservative American Family Institute is calling for a boycott of Citgo...

    On their website, they invite you to send an email to President Chavez. I'd like to invite you to sabotage their scheme.

    Go to the website and click on "send your letter now"

    In the subject line, type BUY CITGO or CITGO FUELS DEMOCRACY--BUY IT

    Delete the text in the message box.

    Write your own message telling Pres. Chavez that you are buying Citgo in solidarity with the Venezuelan people -- Tell him that you appreciate the 45 million gallons of diesel fuel Citgo has made available at subsidized prices for thousands of low income Americans; that you oppose U.S. govt meddling in Venezuela's affairs; and that you support Venezuela's right to self-determination.

    Fill in your name, email address, etc and send.

    We can reverse this right wing ploy to undermine the progressive government of Venezuela. FLOOD PRES. CHAVEZ WITH E-MAIL MESSAGES OF SUPPORT



    The dozens of campaigns LabourStart has run on the web in the last few years have produced some real results. Trade unionists have been released

    from prison, sacked activists have been re-hired, unions have won recognition and contracts, and people's lives have been changed forever.

    With one click, you can join this list. Please -- take a moment, and click on this link:



    My son Daniel proposed to his sweetheart Monique Murad over Valentine's weekend and she accepted. I'm so happy! No wedding date set though.

    Mary and Tom Weldon will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 21st.

    My niece Kimberly Sever is here in Tucson with me. She's here for the 2006 Dust Devil Roller Derby Championships. What a lovely surprise!

    My cousin Joanne Metcalfe and I have been having a ball together this week. We've seen "Pride and Prejudice," "Capote," and "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (I liked Capote best, but the other two were quite charming). I expect to connect with cousins Jim, Eileen, Maureen and partner Catherine in the next day or so. Joanne and her sons Charlie (22) and Tim Pifer (19) are wonderful and doing very well.



    Sunday, February 26th, 2006 2:00 PM

    Labor Songs Workshop

    Salt of the Earth Labor College

    1902 E Irene Vista (corner of Campbell half mile south of 36th St across the street from Tuff Shed

    520 624-4789

    Price: $pwyc

    Sunday, February 26th, 2006 7:00 PM

    Anne Feeney in Concert

    St. Mark's Church

    3809 E 3rd St

    Tucson, AZ

    520 623 1688

    Price: $10 at door

    advance tickets are $8 - for

    reservations, information: Ted at its@theriver(dot)com

    Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 6:30 PM

    House Concert & Potluck at the Co-op!

    Imaginary Fool's Juggling, Singing and Gourmet Supper Club

    Tallahassee, FL


    Price: $10 suggested

    Covered dish pot luck followed by 7:30 concert and after-concert jam session/singalong ... for reservations & details

    Friday, March 3rd, 2006 8:00 PM

    Benefit Concert for WSLR with special guest Jim Glover

    Fogartyville Cafe

    800 17th Avenue W

    Bradenton, FL 34205

    Price: $10 suggested

    Exit I75 at SR64 (Exit 220), west into Bradenton, left on 9th St West, left on 17th Ave West, 3 buildings up on the left

    Saturday, March 4th, 2006 8:00 PM

    Anne Feeney in Concert with special guest Lars Din

    Matheson Center

    513 E. University Ave

    Gainesville, FL

    352 378-5655

    Price: $8 advance/$10 at the door

    benefits the Iguana, and the Alachua County Labor Party ... be there!!!

    Sunday, March 5th, 2006 10:30 AM

    UU Service

    Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater

    2470 Nursery Road

    Clearwater, FL 33764


    Monday, March 6th, 2006 10:00 AM

    Artist in Residence at UNF

    University of North Florida

    Jacksonville, FL

    I'll be speaking/singing in three classes

    Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 12:00 PM

    UNF College Democrats Present Anne Feeney in Concert

    University of North Florida Campus Theater -- Robinson Student Services Building (Building #14, Room #1700)

    4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South

    Jacksonville, FL


    Price: $10 suggested, students free

    Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 5:00 PM

    Live on WMNF! 88.5 FM Tampa, FL

    I'll be visiting my friend Arlene Englehardt and host Mary Glenney. We'll be talking about the show that evening at Frida's, and of course I'll be singing! listen in online or on the radio to one of America's great community stations!

    Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 7:30 PM

    International Women's Day Concert

    Viva la Frida

    5901 N. Florida Avenue

    Tampa, FL 33604


    Price: $10 suggested

    Bring along a generous check to support The Spring of Tampa Bay ... check out their website... This is a great organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.

    Thursday, March 9th, 2006 7:30 PM

    Gus Presents ... Anne Feeney in Concert

    Manna Reading Center

    2040 Collier Ave.

    Fort Myers, FL

    (239) 277-7866

    Price: $10 suggested

    email Gus1time at for details.

    Saturday, March 11th, 2006 8:00 PM

    House Concert

    Peter's house

    Miami area 33156


    Price: $10 suggested

    doors open at 7:30PM - Call Peter at the number above to reserve a seat and get directions to the concert.

    Sunday, March 12th, 2006 2:00 PM

    Anne Live ! on Michael Stock's Show

    WLRN-FM 91.3 and streaming on the web

    Miami, FL

    I'll be on sometime between 2 and 4, but you'll want to listen to Michael's whole show... he's terrific!

    Sunday, March 12th, 2006 7:30 PM

    Anne Feeney in Concert

    Luna Star Cafe

    775 NE 125th St

    North Miami, FL 33161

    Price: $10 suggested

    Wednesday, March 15th, 2006 8:00 PM

    Featured Songwriter

    Main Street Cafe Open Stage

    Homestead, FL

    Friday, March 17th, 2006 7:00 PM

    All-Irish St Patrick's Day Show $25 adv, $35 at the door.

    The Shamrock Annual St. Patrick's Night Party will be on Friday, March 17th. 2006, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. Tickets are available by calling 813-685-2489 Dave Williams or 813-785-6074 Shamrock Steven. You may also purshase by credit card by Paypal. Simply go to -Log in and make a payment in the amount of $26 dollars to

    $25 for the ticket and a $1 surcharge. That's All- Your name will be on the will call list at the party and

    your confirmation printout will be your receipt.

    The $25 goes a long way. Top Shelf Open Bar, Irish all-you-can-eat Dinner, a raffle ticket for a chance

    at a $2000 trip to IRELAND. Plus,Dozens of raffle items and games. Live Music,fun, plus much much more!!! In addition you are benefiting a GREAT CAUSE -The Shriners Wheelchair program.

    Saturday, March 18th, 2006 6:00 PM

    The Peace Puzzle — Where do you fit? - the 3rd Anniversary of the Iraq War

    Boomtown Subterranea

    140 W. Monroe St at Hemming Plaza

    Jacksonville, FL

    Panel Discussions/Films 1:00 — 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Interfaith Service & Silent Vigil, Hemming Plaza 5:00 — 6:00 PM Music / Spoken Word Poetry / Entertainment featuring Anne Feeney

    Sunday, March 19th, 2006 8:00 PM

    Quagmire Accomplished - Anniversary of the War on Iraq Observed with Fundraiser for New Orleans Musicians' Climic

    Brillobox (formerly Penn Cafe)

    Penn & Main

    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

    Price: $10

    It's painfully obvious that the billions spent on Operation Quagmire and so-called Homeland Security did nothing to make us safer. Now you can really contribute to our security by helping displaced New Orleans musicians. This concert features many special guests including Jack Erdie... all proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (see the link)

    Thursday, March 30th, 2006 9:00 PM

    Anne and Jack Erdie in Concert (tentative)

    Natasha's Cafe

    112 Esplanade

    Lexington, KY

    Friday, March 31st, 2006 8:00 PM

    Cousin Andy's Coffehouse with special guest Jack Erdie

    Good Shepherd

    Orchard and Schwartz Streets

    Carbondale, IL

    Saturday, April 1st, 2006 8:00 PM

    April Fool's Show with Jack Erdie

    Maitri Center

    4120 Hamilton Avenue

    Cincinnati, OH 45223

    Price: $10 suggested

    this little mini tour with one of my favorite pittsburgh writers should be lots of fun!!