Anne Feeney's Hellraisers' Page
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comment: - Thursday, December 1st, 2016 8:32 AM
Hello Anne, I don't know if you remember me from West Lafayette, Indiana. I have been at Debs dinners in Terre Haute and am friends with Don Scheiber and others you know in Indiana. For some reason I dropped out of your notifications and messages and just connected with Don about bringing you to Indiana to sing

Joyce Woodson - Friday, July 8th, 2016 2:33 PM
Hi! I'm going to be in Sweden this month from July 20th to August 4th. (I'll be at the Norrlandia Dance camp from the 23-29 near Rattvick but from July 29 to to Aug. 3rd I'm free. I'll probably go into Stockholm for a couple of days. If you're around let me know.

Willie manteris - Monday, June 20th, 2016 9:52 PM
I will be hosting a gwt together for the Thomas Merton Center on this sunday, june 26. Will be intoducing the new diector and new members.
Should you be interested in coming and even singing a song or two, we would be delighted.
Will send details on your reply.

Ed Dupras - Saturday, May 28th, 2016 3:20 AM
DVD/CD copy of "The Bloody Irish" is on it's way from PBS. It will have my name on it due to a screwup on the computer. Hope you enjoy it since we never played during the tour.

LInda Siegenthaler - Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 5:33 PM
I'm checking whether you are available to perform at the 32nd Bread and Roses Labor Day Festival in Lawrence, Ma. ( Sept 5)
THe Festival is on the Lawrence Common and has a lot of labor and social justice.

Please indicate availability and fee. There is a lot of labor activity in Lawrence. Labor for bern

Steve Cassidy member Local9 UAW - Friday, March 25th, 2016 5:10 AM
Looks like the Honeywell Aerospace in South Bend Indiana company is going to try and bust Local 9 (first sit down strike in the US)as our contract expires on May 1st. They have already brought in scabs from Strom Engineering to study our jobs as replacement workers, weeks before we even sit down to negotiate a new contract. They began outsourcing our work over the last 6 months, while we sit with nothing to do. As you know, Indiana is a Right to Work (for less) State, and we have a small but vocal group of numbnuts that are leaning towards not paying dues next time. Hope we can count on you dropping by for some inspirational songs and support. May 1st is the last day of the contract, and the plant manager is the one that locked out the Metropolis Ill. workers at the Honeywell plant there. I'm sure they plan something equally nasty here. Please come join us if you can.

Sheila Rosenthal - Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 12:39 PM
Hello Anne, I don't know if you remember me from West Lafayette, Indiana. I have been at Debs dinners in Terre Haute and am friends with Don Scheiber and others you know in Indiana. For some reason I dropped out of your notifications and messages and just connected with Don about bringing you to Indiana to sing.
I'd love for that to happen and have the perfect time. ALEC: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)is having its annual meeting in Indianapolis July 27-30th and WE are just starting to plan the WELCOME for them. Your songs would be cool to be included in our plans.. Let's stay in touch. Sheila Rosenthal (765) 404-5489,(c)and (765) 464-4705 (h)

Ken Meyercord - Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 12:36 PM
I´ve got a DVD for you, in which you are featured, if I can get a mailing address.

tom karlson - Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 1:40 PM
hello Anne
we need your help.
i am a member of the NYC labor chorus
we need 4 part harmony for your wonderful song and permission to sing it
have you been to jail for justice

ten years ago or more you visited me in livingstone nj

tom karlson

Emily White - Monday, April 27th, 2015 9:44 PM
Hi! I saw you perform at the University of Rhode Island in 2006 and have been hooked. I think you're doing wonderful work. I'm gutted that I'll be out of town while you're in Chicago, but hopefully we'll see one another next time around. Take care.

Mike Potash - Friday, April 24th, 2015 6:47 AM
My wife and I put a song together called 'Change' that you might enjoy. Want an mp3?

Get well, Raise hell, - Mike

Steve - Saturday, February 28th, 2015 4:05 AM
Hi, Anne. I am a great fan of folk and protest music, let alone, your beautiful compositions. Would you, by chance, happen to be planning any concert for central Arizona? I did not notice any postings of such in your traveler's advisory.

Marc Cohn - Saturday, December 27th, 2014 8:01 PM
Sheet music for guitar: C or G for
"Have you been to jail for justice?" Is it available?

Todd - Monday, September 22nd, 2014 8:16 PM
Hi Anne - Big fan of your work.
I help produce a podcast called People Rise Up Radio. We came out of the Occupy movement. We produced 37 shows all on our own with no funding, just a passion to share news and info by and about activists in the streets.
Your songs have been featured many times.
We are dedicating this next year to breaking down misogyny. Part of that effort is to highlight and celebrate what every activists already knows but is rarely if ever acknowledged - women keep the revolution going!
We are planning a Women of the Revolution show to air in the next couple months. It would be wonderful and an honor to add your voice and wisdom to that show.
If you are interested - please contact me 507 990 0718.
(I write this as hundreds are being arrested on Wall Street. #FloodWallStreet #EndCapitalism #CapitalismIsTheCrisis

Dave Borland - Saturday, July 19th, 2014 10:25 AM

In my previous email, I was referring to my one act play, "Angel of Mercy", which I had sent you months ago. She needs to be recognized and for thirty years, I have been trying to write this play or screenplay off=shoot, for her to get her due justice.
Anyway, give a go. I'm a writer, not an activist, but I do believe strongly in justice for all and she still deserves what has never come to her.

Dave Borland

Dave Borland - Saturday, July 19th, 2014 10:14 AM
Didn't make the cut for the local, New Playwrights Festival, but thought over the next year, we could develop "Angel of Mercy" into a one act, one woman, you, presentation. I would re-write, with your suggestions, into a one woman presentation, which it really should be.
Let me know if this has interest for you.
Stay well,

Dave Borland

Kate MacLeod - Friday, July 11th, 2014 12:30 PM
Anne, I'm on the organizing committee of the 2015 Joe Hill Centennial event in SLC, UT. I'd like to email to you an invitation. Please send me your current email address.
Cheers! Kate MacLeod

Gabriel Falsetta - Sunday, July 6th, 2014 10:56 PM
Dear Anne,

Greetings from 235 West 23rd St.
We are so happy that you are doing what you love for the love of the movement!

Wage peace

Kathleen Feeney - Sunday, June 8th, 2014 10:02 PM
I am in Escazu Costa Rica and I am translating your song with the assistance of a local poet and linguistics expert .. we have a nylon string guitar and need the chords .. puede dice me the chords para practica??? Gracias hermana!!!!

Tim Mills - Sunday, June 8th, 2014 3:12 PM
Greetings to you, Anne. Sounds like you are still swingin' for the fence! Keep it up, lady & best wishes from 'nuther brother.

Anyhow, what follows is my standard introductory rap and my poems:

I am a sixty-year old factory worker who lives near Garden Prairie, Illinois. I have always enjoyed writing, mostly political or historical stuff. Beginning in 2013, I began to write a bunch of poems. Inside, you´ll find a few of my earliest compositions, along with my latest efforts. It´s been fun! Since then, I have been on a search to find someone who likes my words enough to "music-ize" them.

Here´s hoping that you are the one.

Best wishes,

Tim Mills
8259 Grange Hall Road
Garden Prairie, Illinois

CELL (815)871-6272

He stands before the White House and heaves a hapless holler
He waves the Slavery Flag; in a love to hate he wallers.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Mista Big Stuff beams at him with pride
He won´t depend upon his own brains
Whatever needs doin´ Big Stuff decides.

Mista Big Stuff rounds up fools like him from north south east & west
And pickles them in tubs of pekoe right up to their chests.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Mista Big Stuff beams at him with pride
He won´t depend upon his own brains
In Big Stuff´s realm he shall reside.

He´ll shines up Big Stuff´s golf clubs into a gorgeous hue
He´s better than all the other fools; he gets to caddy´em, too.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Mista Big Stuff beams at him with pride
He won´t depend upon his own brains
Whatever needs doin´ Big Stuff decides.

He trusts Mista Big Stuff´s claptrap and swallows every word
He ´gurgitates with gusto as he clamors to be heard.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Mista Big Stuff beams at him with pride
He won´t depend upon his own brains
In Big Stuff´s realm he shall reside.

"These people don´t belong!" he barks. "They´re fruit of a poisonous tree!"
I wish that he´d just recognize we´re all one pedigree.

I´d tell him:

You´re a fool to fight to keep us chained
You gotta change your tack
We all want to go forward
But you will hold us back.

He claims that he´s a patriot and we´re the enemy
Can´t see beyond Mista Big Stuff to our commonality.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Mista Big Stuff beams at him with pride
He won´t depend upon his own brains
Whatever needs doin´ Big Stuff decides.

One day he´ll absorb my words, I hope it won´t be long
He´ll give Big Stuff a mighty shove and then he´ll sing this song:

"I was a fool to fight for my own chains
Mista Big Stuff always lied
From now on I´ll use my own brains
And join my Brother´s side." [2013]


Well I ain´t gonna play no blues anymore
Ain´t gonna play no blues anymore
Ain´t gonna play no blues anymore
´cause it don´t do me no good – no good
It don´t do me no good.

Well I ain´t gonna drink no booze anymore
Ain´t gonna drink no booze anymore
Ain´t gonna drink no booze anymore
´cause it don´t do me no good – no good
It don´t do me no good.

Well I ain´t gonna wear these runnin´ shoes anymore
Ain´t gonna wear these runnin´ shoes anymore
Ain´t gonna wear these runnin´ shoes anymore
´cause it don´t do me no good – no good
It don´t do me no good. [1977]


Please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m sick.
Won´t ya please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m ill.
I´m sick of bottlin´ these vitamins - bottlin´ these pills
Ya gotta know - gotta know - gotta know that I´ve had my fill.

My eyes are hypnotized as the pills go dancin´ by.
My eyes are hypnotized as the pills go dancin´ by.
While the bottles keep the rhythm
Catch the vitamins on the fly.

Please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m sick.
Won´t ya please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m ill.
I´m sick of smellin´ these vitamins - smellin´ these pills
Ya gotta know - gotta know - gotta know that I´ve had my fill.

Seventy-seven dollars and forty-five cents.
They gimme seventy-seven dollars and forty-five cents.
It´ll buy groceries & whiskey.
It´ll just about pay the rent.

Please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m sick.
Won´t ya please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m ill.
I´m sick of haulin´ these vitamins - haulin these pills
Ya gotta know - gotta know - gotta know that I´ve had my fill.

Ya better watch what you say, man; keep yer voice down low.
Better watch what you say, man; keep yer voice down low.
Better keep it to yerself, man
´fore the super says ya gotta go - gotta go - gotta go – gotta go.

Oh won´t ya please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m sick.
Please call the doctor ´cause I think I´m ill.
I´m sick of bottlin´ these vitamins - bottlin´ these pills
I say if you can afford ´em - you don´t need ´em.
But I won´t steal ´em - so I won´t eat ´em.
Ya gotta know - gotta know - gotta know - ya gotta know that I´ve had my fill. [1977]


You won´t feel lowdown ´til you pick yourself up
It could be that your lips got attracted to the cup
You won´t hear the silence ´til you make a big noise
You can´t spot the hatfields ´til you know the real mccoys.

Designated driver
Everybody needs one
If you´re at home in your own head
You don´t have to run
Designated driver
Not the judge and not the jury
Forgive yourself and me, too
For health and not for worry.

You won´t feel sickly ´til you start to get well
Won´t see a glimpse of heaven ´til you´ve seen a lotta hell
You learn about the chase when the gum balls flicker
´cause the red hot champions, they haul corn liquor.

Designated driver
Everybody needs one
If you´re at home in your own head
You don´t have to run
Designated driver
Not the judge and not the jury
Forgive yourself and me, too
For health and not for worry.

´cause you get the scoop from my words left unspoken
And brotherhood means more to you than fake hollow tokens
I trust you at the tiller same as before and hereafter
We´ll navigate the bumpy roads and we´ll share all the laughter.

Designated driver
Everybody needs one
If you´re at home in your own head
You don´t have to run
Designated driver
Not the judge and not the jury
Forgive yourself and me, too
For health and not for worry. [2014]


I´m tellin´ you now
You´re gonna pay
If you throw your love away
´cause if ya do
You´ll be sorry someday
You´ll be sorry someday.

I knew this girl
It makes me frown
Just thinkin´- just thinkin´
How she had me drive my truck nearly all over town
But I did it
I just threw my love away
I just threw it all away.

I saw her last night
In a rock & roll bar
She wouldn´t look into my eyes any more
But that´s OK
I had not a thing to say
I had not a thing to say anyway.

Now all you college boys
Comin´ into town
You´re lookin´ for good times
Good times - good times
And there ain´t none around
Well I hope you find them
Just don´t throw your love away
Don´t you throw it all away. [1975]

When Ruth´s unfailing faith n stalwart friendship buys a fool´s golden tooth
n the queue at the port-o-potty spells comic relief from the thriving wiener concession in the virtuous confession booth
n you spend life´s laughter carryin´ to retrieve an empty pail
You know it´s time – it´s time – high time to go full scale.

You need revolting rudiments to go full scale
n unflinching testaments for Joshua´s soulful wail
that Jericho´s walls would crumble by diggin´ for unholy grail
that Yahweh reads - a los pobrecitos – from subatomic holy braille.

Samson gets Delilah hammered from twenty cheap warm beers
n gives her hair a shepherd´s cut with dull n rusty shears
Could be porno that you´re watching ´long with drunken navigators
Could be the social scheme´s turned downside up for sunken vacillators.

You need revolting rudiments to go full scale
n unflinching testaments for Joshua´s soulful wail
that Jericho´s walls would crumble by diggin´ for unholy grail
that Yahweh reads - a los pobrecitos – from subatomic holy braille.

Rabbi Lenny played hard shrouded n windowed from worried Gentile eyes
With shades in shadows his flock they´d prance in Sodomite disguise
Raincoated without pants he chants "Judge me not if Exodus means Brooklyn to White Plains"
Demoted n eroded he rants "Grudge me not if Passover means squares passed-over for brains."

You need revolting rudiments to go full scale
n unflinching testaments for Joshua´s soulful wail
that Jericho´s walls would crumble by diggin´ for unholy grail
that Yahweh reads - a los pobrecitos – from subatomic holy braille.

Don the Baptist shouted loud n painted smoked n bowed when he joked with the buzzing flies
Rhythm without fear he emigrated thru the mirror then waved to Wolf who howls n cries:
"Did God´s fish wrestle with Noah´s vessel? Did Jonah get ´gurgitated by the whale?"
Don farted proud n fainted ´woke n spoke kowtowed:
"God´s aromatic sphincter trout with oscillating porous tail?"

You need revolting rudiments to go full scale
n unflinching testaments for Joshua´s soulful wail
that Jericho´s walls would crumble by diggin´ for unholy grail
that Yahweh reads - a los pobrecitos – from subatomic holy braille. [2014]


I hunted rabbits, rats and pop cans in my youngster years
Where sadly, now, a north-south flyway runs thru the county
I drove a Jimmy ´cross corn rows the way a youngster steers
My old man and I made firewood and stacked up all the bounty.

I call him my old man ´cause he was ruff ´round the edges
Like a cord of seasoned oak for a Franklin stove
With lonely farm boy manners and U.S. Navy blues
He brought home a high school teacher´s pay...
And served as youth advisor of the Belvidere FFA.

Our chain saw was a-ring-ring-ringin´ when we felt
A wizzer wave good-bye ye-e-e-ow before it waved hello
My old man holler´d shut it down and then came another wizzer
It twenty-two´d a sapling and left a button-hole.

I call him my old man ´cause he was ruff ´round the edges
Like a cord of seasoned oak for a Franklin stove
With lonely farm boy manners and U.S. Navy blues
He brought home a high school teacher´s pay...
And served as youth advisor of the Belvidere FFA.

Walkin´ the railroad tracks were two kids rifle plinkin´
My old man he lit into them like a cow choir bawlin´
They said they didn´t see us in that stand of trees
My old man just glared and really cranked up the volume.

I call him my old man ´cause he was ruff ´round the edges
Like a cord of seasoned oak for a Franklin stove
With lonely farm boy manners and U.S. Navy blues
He brought home a high school teacher´s pay...
And served as youth advisor of the Belvidere FFA.

My old man told those kids that he had half a mind
To take away their twenty-twos n bust them on the rails
Headin´ back to the pick-up truck my old man barked at me
If you shoot at what you can´t see I´ll put yours up for sale!

I call him my old man ´cause he was ruff ´round the edges
Like a cord of seasoned oak for a Franklin stove
With lonely farm boy manners and U.S. Navy blues
He brought home a high school teacher´s pay...
And served as youth advisor of the Belvidere FFA. [2014]


I dreamt ´bout the Renaissance n a guy named Mike.
Back then they mastered the musket n surplus´d the pike.
He painted the ceiling of a big fancy church.
He musta hadda ladder or he musta been a lurch.
Been lots of artists of every stripe
n some holy hymns are tissues fit to wipe.
But I do recall what Mike said to me
That the commonweal lends balance as rare as Jubilee:

If God paints the sky, shall we keep the Earth befitting?
Shall we build a righteous settlement?
Take less – give more for betterment?
If God paints the sky.

My Dad came back in my head one night.
Walked out of the fog n into the light.
Said it´s nuthin´ like I thought it would be
But it´s so-o-o-o great that I can still be me!
It makes we wonder what lies in store
For an uncrowned ingrate who covets all but still wants more
When he steps on someone else´s crack
Flies ass-over-appetite n breaks his own back:

If God paints the sky, shall we keep the Earth befitting?
Shall we build a righteous settlement?
Take less – give more for betterment?
If God paints the sky.

I always wondered what a sweat lodge was like.
Do you exercise your power the way a blind man takes a hike?
Call me Hip Semantic with a red-hot Pentecostal vision
Who breaks the nihilistic knives of holocaustal circumcision.
When I was a youngster I rode the Methodist train.
Could´ve been a minister but wiggled ´way to procreate my indigo refrain.
Rather than take a life-long knee I stood up to grab the celestial key.
Either way can set you free if you still abide the reveille:

If God paints the sky, shall we keep the Earth befitting?
Shall we build a righteous settlement?
Take less – give more for betterment?
If God paints the sky. [2014]


Reading from the podium hizzoner puffs and sweats
Of Life Liberty & Happiness he has no regrets
The courthouse clock strikes midnight – as we take the banners down
The city fathers´ posse quells the mutiny in our town.

It happens every fifth of July
Happens every fifth of July
You could wind up a goner when you pledge your sacred honor
It happens every fifth of July.

When all the hot dog wrappers are thrown in the trash
When hizzoner takes a limo ride home from the bash
When all the rabblerousers are neatly locked away
Rest assured that there´s gonna be another business day.

It happens every fifth of July
Happens every fifth of July
You could wind up a goner when you pledge your sacred honor
It happens every fifth of July.

No doubt that John Brown´s body lies moldering in the grave
But on the wages treadmill runs another kind of slave
He´ll splurge on brats n beans n beer this Independence Day
Come tomorrow - to make ends meet - he´ll be hustling for his pay.

It happens every fifth of July
Happens every fifth of July
You could wind up a goner when you pledge your sacred honor
It happens every fifth of July.

If you´re an insider trader – close a deal then pull up stakes
And you hedge your bets on Wall Street – guarantee the pile you make
Wayward pilgrims may go fishin´ on hizzoner´s private lake
Take heart that on the next day – it´s their humble catch he´ll take.

It happens every fifth of July
Happens every fifth of July
You could wind up a goner when you pledge your sacred honor
It happens every fifth of July. [2013]


I don´t study this book too much
But this is what I found
John soaked our heads n warned us all
That the Handyman was in town.

Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home.

John stood amidst the circling crowds n he would shout to all:
"Mean n nasty drunk or dead the Handyman´s here ´til Dad makes a call
How blessed are the meek - he´ll go where no man´s gone before
No job too big - no job too small - for the Handyman it´s nary a chore."

Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home

The Handyman climbed up a hill
Then to the throng he spoke:
"If you put your hands in my hands
Dad´s love for you he´ll ne´er revoke."

Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home.

"Dad sent me to erase the faces of John Wayne Gacy´s clowns
Remember this when your compass fails or your wagon´s broken down
That I may steer the warring tribes from peace that´s neverlasting
That I lower my shield ´round humble folk against a tyrant´s lashing."

Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home

When asked about the clock
He said "Tick-tock´s a mortal chain
Dad´s time machine is the way to fly
To final rest in his domain."

Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home.
Counter clockwise counter clockwise this ain´t no cutesy poem
Go back to where you were begat and carry the people home. [2013]


Sightseein´ on the sunny side of town one day
Bellybloatin´ n raincoatin´ with a fine bouquet
Apprehended in the library by cutting edge constabulary
For premeditated procrastination with fisticuff vocabulary.
Inspired then caught fired by a screw cap not cork
I lifted high a leg fart n smarted off about pork
In a flash I got a crash course – a less-lethal lesson
In the billy club of rights but they got no confessin´:

Don´t be so quick to smack my demeanor
Don´t knock me ´cause mi culo could be cleaner
I´m not your typical alley navigator
I´m a genui-i-ine loveboater not a hater.

Wasn´t made a guest of our fair city
Got shit through a goose outta stillborn pity
So I dizzy´d away to the handle of a door
Fell up the down stairs to a tavern floor.
Sam stands o´er me gobblin´ eggs from a jar
I gape at gobs of gum stickin´ ´neath the bar
A green sock hat upon his dome - a face so red n ruddy
Tromboned a big burp smile he said "You OK – buddy?"

Don´t be so quick to weigh his soul´s worth
Your eyes betray to behold his real girth
He´s not your average good Samari-ta-a-an
He´ll comfort the discomforted wherever he can.

He plants me in the stool n pours a thirsty beer
I circled up the wagons it so it wouldn´t disappear
He offers me a public slice of pepperoni funky
´n treats me like el buscador who´s just another dunky.
Sam unfurls a bedroll as he sings like it was the Torah
A Field & Stream leaps out of his holy-moly plethora
"Truck´s out back - I gotta canoe - you wanna go along?"
I said yes...
Not to donate my melon so the cops can play ping pong.

Don´t be so quick to weigh his soul´s worth
Your eyes betray to behold his real girth
He´s not your average good Samari-ta-a-an
He´ll comfort the discomforted wherever he can.

No matter what brand of face you wear, Sam has no ill regard
He´s blind enough to see you n strong-hearted but not hard
So I´ll be popeyed then n cured of Canaan´s Ham
That I may roar again from the bulwark I am what I am:
Don´t be so quick to smack my demeanor
Don´t knock me ´cause mi culo could be cleaner
I´m not your typical alley navigator
I´m a genui-i-ine loveboater not a hater.
Don´t be so quick to weigh his soul´s worth
Your eyes betray to behold his real girth
He´s not your average good Samari-ta-a-an
He´ll comfort the discomforted wherever he can. [2014]


I heard that ya made love to a stranger from Virginia.
Now ya gotta tingle for the neighbor next door.
I wonder who you´ll fancy ´pon the next time that I call.
Yeah but me and the whiskey will outlast them all.

Outlast them all.
Outlast them all.
Me and a fierce reminder in back of my head
I know that I can outlast them all.

If I hang around too long, the replay won´t be good.
Reckon I can´t delay here like a poky mailman would.
In rain, in sleet, but I´m not prayin´ for t-bones from heaven to fall.
An earthly break will buy my own steak; I know I can outlast them all.

Outlast them all.
Outlast them all.
Me and a fierce reminder in back of my head
I know that I can outlast them all.

You only chose my skin when your ship had run aground.
You nag that I got tepid from coolin´ at the lost and found.
The lonely they will twiddle and they´ll dawdle and they´ll diddle.
I´ll please myself - I´ll play first fiddle - I´ll outlast them all.

Outlast them all.
Outlast them all.
Me and a fierce reminder in back of my head
I know that I can outlast them all.

The hero always frees the dame from the railroad tracks.
I got my doubts you´d rescue me – your empathy´s gone lax.
I´ll hafta get my own self loose – won´t bank on the diesel to stall.
´cause fatter is better than flatter if ya wanna outlast them all.

Outlast them all.
Outlast them all.
Me and a fierce reminder of you in back of my head
I know that I can outlast them all. [1977]


I got my head chopped off in the ´82 dive
Though I was just one of the one out of five
We stood in line forever out on the street
We burnt lips on coffee and shuffled our feet
We were bent on trying to keep our bodies warm
We bundled up our dignity away from the scorn.

That´s why we been preoccupied
Democracy filleted is democracy denied
Them that´s cut - them that´s not - that´s the great divide
That´s why we been preoccupied.

But there came a rotten day when they started hirin´ scabs
Though I never met a worker whose back that I would stab
I hear a pencil-necked woman who waddles snorts and scoffs
"You think you´re too good to work – they should just cut you off
I sure hope they stop your check if you nix this job"
So I gave her a wink and misbehaved a big yank - on my thingamabob.

That´s why we been preoccupied
Democracy filleted is democracy denied
Them that´s cut - them that´s not - that´s the great divide
That´s why we been preoccupied.

Bedraggled by unwanted ads - somehow the family made it
It´s our blue cross to bear the baby - unless we prepaid it
We haggled with the kaiser for maternal bennies
Thanksgiving from the bighearted boss - we juggled every penny
They say "Just tell us once again - what day was she conceived?"
That got me wearin´ and laissez faire-in´ my colors on my sleeves.

That´s why we been preoccupied
Democracy filleted is democracy denied
Them that´s cut - them that´s not - that´s the great divide
That´s why we been preoccupied.

It´s a rich man´s diversion of cheatin´ and stealin´
It´s up to us ninety-niners to commence with the healin´
We´ll get together – set up our own shops
We´ll honor the weather and divvy up the crops
We won´t get fixed in his emergency room
´cause the whole damned system´s en route to the tomb.

That´s why we been preoccupied
Democracy filleted is democracy denied
Them that´s cut - them that´s not - that´s the great divide
That´s why we been preoccupied. [2013]


I watched the royals sermonize a workers´ congregation
I heard them spew a flatulent tale – a thick methane donation
Their arseholes blown they did expel rank gas for grand oration
We feared a spark as the hall grew dark from shrouds of obfuscation.
How mock heroic is their oath to walk inside our shoes
Their backslappin´ is one hand clappin´ and nuthin´ but a shmooze
The bumptious royals who get rub downs with oils stay fleshy and well-healed
They snooze in cabanas and gorge on bananas while we just get well-pealed:

Here´s our refrain of admonition to the selfish few
Equal pay for equal work – that´s how we accrue
If you are a burden - then likewise we´ll be yours
And one more thing remember - we don´t travel on all fours.

A high station of cushion they command - we are the buffering
Like an actor steeped in throes - they feign the suffering
To pose as on the same plane with their working class kin
Yet they deign that we alone must wear a servile skin.
We´ll get free the day we shed the harness n the reins
To collect the debt long overdue we´ll grab the gravy train
Elevate the workers´ flag where spins our weathervane
Shout the final stanza as we soothe each other´s pain:

Here´s our refrain of admonition to the selfish few
Equal pay for equal work – that´s how we accrue
If you are a burden - then likewise we´ll be yours
And one more thing remember - we don´t travel on all fours. [2013]


When you´re way more than half-way to the other side
You figured out long ago that Mista Big Stuff lied
You got arithmetic growlin´ bowels n operatic howlin´ vowels
You´ve grown nakedly nondescript with your parenthetic scowl.

Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.
Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.

You want youth to magnify each other n outshine us not reverse
But sows´ ears hired mouseketeers to trap the silken purse
It´s getting´ mighty mickey but you can grab it by the scruff
n carry home a dynamo doohickey n that´s just enough.

Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.
Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.

You´re waitin´ for the gathering ´round the burning barrels of glory
n you´re still hook baitin´ for a visionary fish story
n you´re still tailgatin´ in God´s wake of twinklin´
n you´re rankled ´bout the revolution´s rip van winklin´.

Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.
Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.

If your dot com sits back benching in ahistoric quandary
Pick a spot unwrenching - arm n hammer your noggin´s laundry
When slaked n free of heady baggage rise up again n start anew
Heed what flows from sunday´s wash: You still got stuff to do!

Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh.
Six-oh six-oh six-oh six-oh. [2014]


Wineheads passin´ Night Train ´round n pissin´ in the snow
Fresh out on their recognizance n lookin´ for fun they go
Away from the gated community that´s open day n night
Where flamin´ rolls of TP make a lovely holiday light.
Sittin´ at the kitchen table I´ll pour another shot
n look back over forty years at what I did that made me hot
A thrivin´ chamber of commerce was outta the trunk of my car
I kept lookin´ over my shoulder for the man with the silver star.

Statutes of Limitations – the clock´s run out – that´s all
If there´s a warrant that has your name – won´t be no curtain call
I took liberties that´s all true – but I never harmed a soul
Statutes of Limitations – blow the whistle at the rascal bowl.

Those felonious faces all in a row on the Crimestoppers news
Remind me of the crew I swung with but never got accused
A woman ´woke screamin´ I grabbed her purse n flew out the French doors
Dove into the back as my chauffeur made tracks – won´t B&E there no more.
I´m poundin´ on a dope house door past closin´ time - lights off - can´t see
My partner´s drunk but I´m carryin´ two barrels n it´s likely one´s staring back at me
There´s big front money – a thousand dollars – that´s owed to me n my brother
But I was the dumb-ass who gave the dough to this low-life-skin-headed muther.

Statutes of Limitations – the clock´s run out – that´s all
If there´s a warrant that has your name – won´t be no curtain call
I took liberties that´s all true – but I never harmed a soul
Statutes of Limitations – blow the whistle at the rascal bowl. [2013]


When pale Sarah swoons at J. Calhoun n sermonizes from his scroll
When radicals get rifled for rebuking stratospheric cruise control
When your campground becomes a compound that confederates your soul
This ain´t your land – take off your arm band n ante up your toll.

When Stephen Foster´s children´s choir praises Ayn Rand´s apparition
Don´t you cry for me – we´ll build the highway called modern abolition
Today - today – today - today
Until the ante bellum maestros have all gone away.

When the needs of ninety-nine are to subject to the wealth of one
When the Capitol is for capitalists to have lots of fun
When Caesar´s power squelches all with a zillion barrels of oil
Our revolution belches steam from troubled water on the boil.

When Stephen Foster´s children´s choir praises Ayn Rand´s apparition
The old folks at home join hands to make one fist for modern abolition
Today - today – today - today
Until the ante bellum maestros have all gone away.

When their eyes have seen the glory of just when n where we flew
When digital denominators cipher how we screw
When Gordian generals bugle kids to make a crimson score
We´ll crosscut the imperial knot n spring the trap door.

When Stephen Foster´s children´s choir praises Ayn Rand´s apparition
Hard times come again no more walk tall with modern abolition
Today - today – today - today
Until the ante bellum maestros have all gone away.

But if you can´t set the hook in what this is all about
You ain´t been called low down or put down low
Day in n day out - we got red elephants n blue donkeys
In these divided states – we´ll throw our own party so that we can celebrate.

When Stephen Foster´s children´s choir praises Ayn Rand´s apparition
No pasarán - close ranks n tip the scales toward modern abolition
Today - today – today - today
Until the ante bellum maestros have all gone away. [2014]


We´re hangin´ ´round the lobby of the finest hotel
Listenin´ for mission cook to ring the supper bell
Then the preacher´ll beckon us to bow our heads and pray
But we´ll gobble all the beans up while his head is turned away.

And that´s how the stranger lost his beans
That´s how the stranger lost his beans
He was lookin´ for the Holy Ghost then there was nuthin´ left but toast
And that´s how the stranger lost his beans.

Lights out at the mission and we crawl in the sack
Our shoes under the bed legs, our dough tucked in back
But when you learn the hard way, you never will forget
You´ll be walkin´ ´round barefoot with no dough for cigarettes.

And that´s how the stranger lost his shoes
That´s how the stranger lost his shoes
He stuffed his money in his socks and his socks in his shoes
And that´s why the stranger sings the blues.

But we won´t let him stray beyond the pale
We won´t let him walk on the third rail
Despite all the cold talk, we won´t let him freeze
From chilblain of the right brain and his pants beneath his knees.

Oh, here´s how the stranger lives it down
Here´s how the stranger lives it down
He´ll join us on a frolic while we rate his metabolic
Oh, here´s how the stranger lives it down.

He sesame´d the door to lift a prize
His rejoinder to the cops was a disguise
It was his first offense, but in our future tense
More will follow now that he´s been canonized.

And that´s how his holiness gets by
That´s how his holiness gets by
We´ll carry him to the bar then we´ll overflow his jar
And that´s how his holiness gets high.
And that´s how the stranger lost his beans... [2013]


Give us all the store clerks n all the traffic cops
We´ll take all the bartenders n janitors with mops
All ex-husband truck mechanics paying child support
Every peaceful ex-offender headed back into court.
Give us all the school teachers n the merchant marines
We´ll take all the toolmakers n the jacks who pump latrines
All ex-boxers turned pro-wrestlers ex-employees now retired
Every soothsayin´ sad sack who fell asleep and got fired.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution.

Give us all the book binders the clockwinders n rumrunners
We´ll take all the freehanders the firebranders n goodfunners
All extraordinary gardeners who love planting trees n flowers
Every sharp-elbowed stevedore who´d storm the palace tower.
Give us bricklayers dragonslayers cardplayers – forming squads of three
We´ll take all the debtor slaves who conjure parting of the sea
All ex-lawyers turned bus drivers ex-females turned into men
Every bright-eyed smithy who hammers swords outta fountain pens.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution.

Give us digital wizards gourmets with gizzards hard-bark grenadiers - set to ignite
We´ll take overflowed union halls clerics sewing coveralls ham-fisted scrappers who last all night
All windswept wanton equestrian women who´d flip off his highness n trample his ambition
Every unshorn lowborn lock-jawed leveler who´d convene the congress n commence the abolition.
Give us all these stand-up people -- those who want a fair deal
We´ll welcome all the injured sick n tired who keep an even keel
All the underlings footstompers sword swallowers n hip cats
Every noisy discontented heart-attacked worker who´s gnawing through the slats.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution. [2013]


We condemned as agitators aggregators Martian rabble
won´t cower to ascend the Tower of Babel so cursed
we´ll no longer pretend that righteous thirst
is quenched from the gentry´s deepest well
n we of like muscular minds that show n tell
can know the end of Nimrod´s edifice of Hell.

When the Tower of Babel stands lonely n undone
n emptied full to the fiery brim of faithless costly overrun
we´ll celebrate the prophesy of revolution´s rising sun
n sharpen up our dullest wits ´cause reconstruction´s just begun.

We shaven left faceless by overlords demanding we grovel n shovel
a knave´s new world - this tower - a godless hovel
shall answer as stalwarts comfort a mother in sorrow
for universal analgesic promise of tomorrow
that our gospel be stoked n David´s stones be hurled.

When the Tower of Babel stands lonely n undone
n emptied full to the fiery brim of faithless costly overrun
we´ll celebrate the prophesy of revolution´s rising sun
n sharpen up our dullest wits ´cause reconstruction´s just begun.

We turtle-shelled welded into one against Nimrod´s heinous piston
remain foursquare against his penthouse - a septic social system
where the sedentary segregated tax-abated voluminous may dwell
while yesteryear encased in high rise cinder blocks we stockaded
would feast upon each other like raging cancer cells.

When the Tower of Babel stands lonely n undone
n emptied full to the fiery brim of faithless costly overrun
we´ll celebrate the prophesy of revolution´s rising sun
n sharpen up our dullest wits ´cause reconstruction´s just begun.

Our fathers did hardy labor for Nimrod´s shirkers who commanded
yet still we got lassoed at the rodeo by berserkers whip-handed
so we reborn reupholstered pounders pray deliverance be won
while we shoulder-holstered strikers say we´re bound for histrionic fun
let Nimrod´s brain be stunned let his shirkers be shunned
n his berserkers belly dance or just haul-ass run.

When the Tower of Babel stands lonely n undone
n emptied full to the fiery brim of faithless costly overrun
we´ll celebrate the prophesy of revolution´s rising sun
n sharpen up our dullest wits ´cause reconstruction´s just begun.

We star-spangled banner-waved wage-enslaved have long pursued percolated
n boot-scoot-boogie´d a secular rave so wrangling rude yet liberated
from bifurcated barnacles of disunited fifty-stated bureaucrazy corpora-a-a-ted
that we´ll christen this tower the fixer-upper no top no bottom we share the supper
no gentry we rent free but bring along your hammer
no shirkers or beserkers this ain´t the slammer.

When the Tower of Babel stands lonely n undone
n emptied full to the fiery brim of faithless costly overrun
we´ll celebrate the prophesy of revolution´s rising sun
n sharpen up our dullest wits ´cause reconstruction´s just begun. [2014]

For Gil Scott-Heron

You´ll not be able to stay home my sisters n brothers.
You gotta plug in n not turn away from one another.
You find yourself in a brand new bag
´cause the change you channel is a bodacious flag:
The revolution will be unauthorized.

The revolution comes to you raw-boned n unwrapped my sisters n brothers.
Radio Free Rockefeller is ring-toned n booby-trapped by corporate muthers.
When the people declare a genuine eruption
their voices will orbit ´round radical gumption:
The revolution will not be colonized.

At Circus Maximus we vie for the mud ball almighty
my sisters n brothers. Faced off with flunkies
of drunken elites born n bred in box seats
who´d smother mettle n delete every Dada drum beat
of our rebel-righteous fisticuffs.
With telephonic cans n string n apostolic
jazz of spring we´ll antiquate their stuff:
The revolution will be polarized.

That´s you stirrin´ the revolutionary brew gone viral
my sisters n brothers. Hear the hip cats purrin´
ever louder a pulmonary blues of spiraling druthers.
That´s you liberatin´ the load
of an overfed boll weevil n that´s you
agitatin´ with banty roosters
n defibrillatin´ the upheaval:
The revolution will be galvanized.

The raucous shot heard ´round the world won´t
fire from the flash of fashion-conscious flingers.
That´s you paintin´ social grace ´bout gentle people clubbed n maced
for bein´ rainbow singers n that´s you vaccinatin´ folks
who suffer vitriolic pokes from Mister Cat Scratch Fever
n that´s Lady Liberty you kissed her called her your sister
n said you´d never leave her:
The revolution will be humanized

The revolution will be super-sized.
Sisters n brothers, there will be no revolutionary re-runs.
There may be revolutionary sudden death by smart guns.
There will be no revolutionary time-outs ´til we´ve finally won
´cause the revolution will be unauthorized. [2014]


Vandalia. Vandalia.
Correctional facility.
Vandalia. Vandalia.
Correctional facility.

Well I don´t care what Mister Howard said.
You´re just a low-down drag to me.
You´re just a low-down drag to me.

Vandalia. Vandalia.
You´ve been tellin´ folks on me.
Vandalia. Vandalia.
You´ve been tellin´ folks on me.
I lost my job at the gas station.
My bad record they did see.
My bad record they did see.

Vandalia. Vandalia.
Youngsters wanna get gone from you.
Vandalia. Vandalia.
Youngsters wanna get gone from you.
No rides for hitchhikin´ bums on Route 51
Bid them skyin´ up birds adieu.
Bid them skyin´ up birds adieu.

Vandalia. Vandalia.
I never will be free.
Vandalia. Vandalia.
I never will be free.
What I done wrong as a foolish kid
Won´t ever let me be.
Won´t ever let me be.

Woke up last night in a muggy sweat.
´cause the fan quit runnin´
And ya know I´m deep in debt.

Vandalia. Vandalia.
You are my history.
Vandalia. Vandalia.
You are my history.
You are my history. [1977]

frank lee - Monday, May 12th, 2014 5:34 PM
Hi Anne
Greetings from Cork Ireland - a new song Children of Mother Jones is being launched at the Cork festival on Thursday 31st July and we would like to present you with a copy at lunchtime that day - if you have time - thank you

Frank Lee - Monday, May 12th, 2014 11:35 AM
Hello - greetings from Cork - with local singer Pete Duffy we have penned a new song Children of Mother Jones and we would like to present it to you on Thursday 31 July 2014 at the lunchtime concert in the Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork if you can spare a few minutes -
frank and pete

Sue Moore - Friday, May 9th, 2014 2:19 PM
Bill Eary and I are eager to sign on for the Irish music tour your conducting in late July. I've sent two emails to John Smith and have had no reply. How do we make a reservation. Can you contact him and ask him to get in touch with us? 770-534-8836 or email address above. Thanks a bunch.

Stuart Henderson - Monday, April 21st, 2014 9:34 PM
Hi Anne,
Florence has a new community radio station, KXCR 90.7 fm! The process started seven years ago. We flipped the switch Sunday with a 2 hr, Pacifica archive tribute to Pete Seeger. We'll keep the airwaves busy until you come this way again. Stu

Stuart Henderson - Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 4:31 PM
Anne, Our grassroots community radio station is about to launch. We're assuming July will find you in our neck of the woods for the Oregon Country Fair. Would love to have you do an interview with us and maybe gather a few fellow Fair performers for a radio benefit ala Single Payer Road Show. Just thinkin...
No problem if it's not in the cards. Florence friends love you. Stu

Bonnie Coleman - Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 12:50 PM
Anne: I've met you several times at the Western Workers Labor Festival. I'm interested in going on your Ireland labor history tour this summer if it is still happening and if there is room. I look forward to hearing from you. Bonnie Coleman

James K. Goltz - Thursday, February 27th, 2014 6:50 AM
Hi Anne, you know me from my service as secretary of The Friends of Mother Jones. If you had not heard, exciting things are on the horizon for MJ admirers. We have an Illinois AFL-CIO fundraiser going for the cemetery and MJ monument, a MJ museum in the works, and Dr. Rosemary Feuer has applied for a grant that will have many useful purposes. It will tie the Virden Massacre to Mt. Olive and Union Miner's Cemetery together. I am on your monthly mailing list. It is wonderful your health is better. We are thinking of attending the MJ Festival in Ireland this year by our own means.

Carol Gay - Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 10:11 AM
Anne, will you be in NJ for May Day? Do you have anything scheduled for May 2? Please let me know. We were thinking of doing a little musical celebration for the IUC on May 2. Also, how much do you charge?

Tim Mills - Friday, January 31st, 2014 11:49 AM
Greetings, Anne, from northern Illinois:


He stands outside the White House and gives a rebel yell
He waves the Slavery Flag as his love for hate he tells.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Boll Weevil beams with pride
He won´t depend on his own brains
With Weevils he´ll abide.

Boll Weevils round up fools like him from north south east & west
And baptize them in bathtubs of pekoe right up to their chests.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Boll Weevil beams with pride
He won´t depend on his own brains
With Weevils he´ll abide.

He´ll shines Boll Weevil´s golf clubs into a gorgeous hue
He´s better than all the other fools; he gets to caddy them, too.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Boll Weevil beams with pride
He won´t depend on his own brains
With Weevils he´ll abide.

He trusts Boll Weevil´s claptrap and swallows every word
He spews it out with gusto as he clamors to be heard.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Boll Weevil beams with pride
He won´t depend on his own brains
With Weevils he´ll abide.

"These people don´t belong!" he barks. "They´re fruit of a poisonous tree!"
I wish that he´d just recognize we´re all one pedigree.

I´d tell him:

You´re a fool to fight to keep us chained
You gotta change your tack
We all want to go forward
But you will hold us back.

He claims that he´s a patriot and we´re the enemy
Can´t see beyond Boll Weevil to our commonality.

He´s a fool who fights for his own chains
Boll Weevil beams with pride
He won´t depend on his own brains
With Weevils he´ll abide.

One day he´ll absorb my words, I hope it won´t be long
He´ll give Boll Weevil a mighty shove and then he´ll sing this song:

"I was a fool to fight for my own chains
Boll Weevil always lied
I´ll make use of my own brains
And join my Brother´s side."

Tim Mills 2013
A Fool Who Fights For His Own Chains is my response to a teabagger who made the news awhile back.

ED Denson - Saturday, November 30th, 2013 1:37 PM
Playing Five Star Songs this morning on KMUD, Garberville, Ca, including Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Hope all is well, regards - ED

Tim Mills - Monday, October 28th, 2013 8:19 AM
I don't know if this stuff is any good, but you're welcome to make noise with it:

This Is What It Takes

Give us all the store clerks and all the traffic cops
We´ll take all the bartenders and janitors with mops
All ex-husband truck mechanics paying child support
Every peaceful ex-offender headed back into court.

Give us all the school teachers and the merchant marines
We´ll take all the toolmakers and the folks who pump latrines
All ex-boxers turned pro-wrestlers and ex-employees now retired
Every shiftless sorry sad sack who fell asleep and got fired.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution.

Give us all the left behinders, the spellbinders, and rumrunners
We´ll take all the underhanders, the gerrymanders, and goodfunners
All extraordinary gardeners who love planting trees and flowers
Every sharp-elbowed stevedore who could capture a control tower.

Give us jerks and jackals and jaybirds yearning to breathe free
Bricklayers, dragonslayers, cardplayers, forming squads of three
All ex-clergy turned bus drivers, ex-females turned into men
Every bright-eyed smithy who builds swords outta fountain pens.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution.

Give us ´lectrical wizards, gourmets with gizzards, staunch soldiers in cadence, keen to do right
We´ll take overflowed union halls, cantankerous clerics makin´ prayful calls, truthtellers of the blight
All willing wanton workingclass women who´ll flip off the king and risk the axman´s bite
Every careworn forlorn reborn reformed deformed believer who´s ready to make a fight.

Give us all these stand-up people, those who want a fair deal
We´ll welcome all the injured, sick and tired who keep an even keel
All the underlings, footstompers, sword swallowers, and hip cats
Every noisy discontented heart-attacked worker, who´s gnawing through the slats.

´cause this is what it takes
This is what it takes
This is what it takes
To make a revolution.

Tim Mills 2013

Tim Mills - Saturday, October 26th, 2013 2:42 PM
I hope you are feeling well.

Here's another ditty by yours truly:

Choke On Your Baloney

Gimme all the store clerks and all the traffic cops
I´ll take all the bartenders and janitors with mops
All ex-husband truck mechanics paying child support
Every peaceful ex-offender headed back into court.

I take exception with you, congressperson:

You can choke on your baloney
Choke on your baloney
You can choke on your baloney
´Cause you´re living off my bread.

Both donkeys and elephants, they leave a trail of poop
A shitty deal for zoo keepers who follow with a scoop
The pay for politicians is just icing on their cake
Yet the heavier our burden, the less we workers make.

So they can choke on their baloney
Choke on their baloney
They can choke on your baloney
´Cause they´re living off our bread.

Gimme all the school teachers and the merchant marines
I´ll take all the toolmakers and the folks who pump latrines
All ex-boxers turned pro-wrestlers and ex-employees now retired
Every stumble bum glue sniffer who fell asleep and got fired.

But hey, I got my standards, chief executive officer:

Why don´t you choke on all your money
Choke on all your money
You should choke on all your money
´Cause you´re thriving off my work.

We hold dear a fine vision called the American Dream
It wasn´t near perfected, but was always building steam
Now you big wheels upped the ante on representation
In cahoots with politicians to run the whole blessed nation.

Well now hear this, you scoundrels:

You can choke on your baloney
Choke on your baloney
You can choke on your baloney
´Cause you´re living off our bread.

Why don´t you choke on all your money
Choke on all your money
You should choke on all your money
´Cause you´re thriving off our work.

Tim Mills 2013

David Carr - Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 5:10 PM
Hi Anne, I just came across your intended tour of Ireland and would love to come and singalong with you and your fellow travelers. What is your itinerary after Bunratty. I'm based in County Meath but willing to travel! Hope you enjoy the gathering. Davy.

Klaus Todte - Saturday, August 31st, 2013 1:52 AM
Dear Anne, I am a peace activist and like your songs. I for world peace and on my way passing through Pittsburgh. I would love to talk to you if possible. Klaus

Sure Klaus... stop by

Carl Davidson - Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 3:49 PM
Hi Anne.

My core group, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, is having its national convention in Pittsburgh this July 19-21. Are you going to be in town? If so, we like to find a way for you to take part, both as a performer and as a resource person for a workshop on cultural and politics. We'll be at the Holiday Inn North--not much of a venue, but our pockets aren't all that deep these days. Let me know if you're available, and we can talk more from there...


Hi Carl

Yes I'm available and would like to be part of this event.

John Rae, Toronto - Saturday, May 18th, 2013 8:57 PM
I notice a growing number of folkies are doing Ireland tours. I think doing Ireland with a fellow hell raiser like you would be particularly special. Are there any spots left for 2013, and if so, can you give me a better idea of the itinerary for the tour/

Thanks, John

Dear John,

Great to hear from you. As of May 22, we still have 3 seats left... You'd be very welcome!

I'm sending you a private email.. but with you aboard, we'll only have room for two more...


Anne - I'm very excited about this tour.

Naveena Shine - Monday, April 22nd, 2013 1:05 AM
I would like to request your permission to play your CD's occasionally on an internet event I shall be starting on 3rd May 2013. I shall be the subject in a live experiment that will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 4-6 months. I expect a massive audience world wide and I shall encourage my viewers to buy your CDs and support you and your work.

I am a private individual engaging in a fascinating project that will not be revealed until it goes live on 3rd May. It is something that will change both the consciousness of humanity and alter the way that we live on this planet. It will be funded through donations on line.

I have no idea how to get official copyright permission to play your music and am hoping you can just give me written permission to play it. I enjoy listening to you and would be happy to support you in this public endeavor I am doing.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to call me at 425 765 7955.
Yours, Naveena Shine

Dear Naveena,
You can broadcast any song that you have by any artist if it notes a PRO after the song title. That would be BMI, ASCAP, SOCAN, and SESAC. I'm registered with BMI. That constitutes the writer's release for broadcast. There is also an entity called SoundExchange which monitors radio broadcast and sends royalties to performers. I'm a SoundExchange member as well.

If you are not registered with any of these folks, you may hear from them.

You do indeed have my permission to play my CDs on your internet event.

All the best,

Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218

John Cohen - Thursday, April 11th, 2013 1:01 PM
Hi Anne,cool website glad my quest for information has led to our roads crossing.So maybe you can fill me in on your luthier friend Chris Boyle I have this bass he built back in the day all I can tell you is that its extremely well built he must be really maticulous about what he does because his woodworking is topnotch.well I look forward to hearing from you if its possible to get Chris's contact information that would be great or feel free to give him mine cell# 314-578-6816 Thanks God Bless...John Cohen

Ger O'Mahony - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 4:56 PM
Hey Anne, have just received a message from your friend Rosemary Fuerer to say that you'll be in Ireland later this year.
I am involved in the "Spirit of Mother Jones Festival" in Shandon in Cork City in July/Aug and she suggested I catch up with you at some stage while you are in Ireland! let me know when your Cork gig is on! Happy St Patricks Day!

Ed Michael - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 1:28 PM
Anne, I put a YouTube video We Don't Come to Die on the Railroad Workers United website. It is on the safety campaigns page.

Please let me know if it is ok with you, otherwise I will take it down. It was good to see you at Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare in Chicago.
Keep up the great work.

Ed Michael
Railroad Workers United

Dear Ed

It's fine. I'm always happy to have an opportunity to support Railroad Workers United.

In solidarity

Bill Morgan - Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 12:41 PM
Please tune in to my radio show, "Labor and Love" on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon:
- Labor/social justice news and commentary
- Music of resistance, protest, rebellion and passion
- "Every day is Labor Day" interviews
- Spoken word: speeches and poems
- labor history all at

tune me in!

linda faste - Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 11:24 AM
Hi Anne,

I first heard you sing at a Peninsula Peace and Justice event and have been on your mailing list since then. I want to buy a cd from the Hard Traveln" Tour since I wasn't able to attend any concerts but I couldn't find it on cd baby. Are they still available?

Hi Linda...

There is no live album from the Feeney, Ross & Moss "Hard Travelin" tour - celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday.

We still have some tour tee shirts @ $10 each, and the Woody Guthrie tunes that I have recorded are available on Union Maid and Have You Been to Jail for Justice? - both are available from

Rege McNally - Monday, October 1st, 2012 8:24 AM
I heard you were sick and I want to send you a check. What's the address to send it to?

Thanks for asking, Rege.
You can send it to
Anne Feeney
2240 Milligan Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Leagh Hancen - Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 12:14 AM
Hi Anne, I met you at Kerrville, more than once. I am a friend of Sarah Gwen Peters. She told me you are touring in BC where I live now--in West Kelowna, BC.
I have never sponsored a house concert and would need some advice, but wondered if you could fit in a visit to the Kelowna area for October 3 or 5? I don't know for sure if I could get something organized but it sure would be
great to hear you again.
I am currently embroiled in the fight against "Smart meters" and know people in the fight against GMOs--which reminds me of your song "Look at Them Beans" that I heard at Kerrville. Would like to hear from you regardless. Lots of love and best wishes on your tour, Leagh

ted linafelt - Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 11:30 AM
i've been in touch with d cherney about showing 'Who Bombed Judi Bari?' in pgh. he told me about you. sorry, i was unaware of your existence, but now have some catching up to do!
i'm aiming for a possible nov. showing, but i'd love to do it before the election.
if you have time, pls acknowledge, & i'll be trying to work with you....

Nick Isenberg - Saturday, August 18th, 2012 5:21 PM

my name is Nick Isenberg I am a reporter in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I belong to the Nationa l Writers Union, a local of UAW and am retired from the Colorado education Association.

I'm really worried about Mitt Romney becoming president, and I have an idea to help him lose. We need someone, preferably you, who can put some songs on YouTube about Romney that people just can't stop humming and get out of their heads after they hear.

I'm not in love with my particular songs or words but I think the concepts important.


By Nick Isenberg

Look toward the sky.
A dog just went by.
On the roof of that car.
He's too far

Ain't that a shamus.
Mitt Romney's not blameless.
Ain't that a shamus.
A poor dog made famous.

Oh God, oh no.
That dogs gotta go.
Ain't that a shamus.
Mitt Romney's not blameless.

For crying out loud.
That cars followed by a brown cloud.
Ain't that a shamus.
Mitt Romney's not blameless.


something to MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK flip flop flip flop.


he's looked at life from both sides now.
Flip and flop and still somehow.
He has no values or no core??

You have the skills and talent to do this. Could you do this, or do you know anyone who might.

Thank you,

Nick Isenberg
818 Blake Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-8936

Brenda - Friday, July 6th, 2012 4:06 PM
Dear Anne,
Joanie Kiefer died yesterday. I know Joanie was a great fan of yours. I just wanted to make sure you knew. I am not sure when the funeral is. -Brenda

Mary Kay Brant - Monday, July 2nd, 2012 2:13 AM
Anne I am a friend of Amy Niehouse you came and performed at my union office in Salem Oregon years ago (OSEA, I am union rep and staff union president) and I want to offer my guest room in Eugene if you need a break on tour or during the Country Fair... 5038817821 Also am trying to find tickets to your AShland gig on July 7th is it still on? You are in my prayers and I am sending love and light thanks Mary Kay

Mark Ferry - Saturday, April 28th, 2012 11:07 PM
Dear Anne,
I had the priviledge of meeting you in 1996 when my local was locked
performed at our gate. It was shortly after we lost a member to suicide.

You performed Union maid , which stuck in my head that day and helped me get thru the loss of that good friend. Thank You ! By the way Union maid is the ring tone on my phone for my local union president....I'm stickin' with the union, til the day I die....THANK YOU !!!! GLAD YOU 'RE WELL NOW . . .


Lamprini Thoma - Saturday, April 28th, 2012 6:25 PM
Hi Anne - dont need to tell you how things are here in Greece but have to say a big thank you as your songs give us courage and teach my 15yo son who we are and were we come from every time we get in the car to take the streets. He doesn't like any other voice on "which side are you on", you, your voice is our conscience as workers for him.
Thank you my darling comrade,

Tom Over - Thursday, April 12th, 2012 12:04 AM
Hi Anne,

I would like busk some of your songs. People like my singing, but I need to back it up with playing a guitar. I have basic ability on guitar, but need to learn the chords for your songs. Of course, I will pay for it. So where can I get chords/sheet music for your songs?

I can learn the vocals from ear but need something written for the guitar chords. We met when you played at the home of Bob Fitrakis and Suzanne Patzer with David Rovics a couple of years ago.

Thanks, Tom

Holly Morber - Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 10:15 AM
Hi Anne,
So sorry to hear about your illness, but happy to hear the latest from your doctors! Knowing what a TOUGH lady you are, you will beat this! Stay strong!

Bob Howell - Thursday, March 8th, 2012 2:20 PM
Hi Anne,
Glad to hear your good medical news.
So sorry to hear about Tom Pigott. I really enjoyed the trip to Ireland.

Donnie Setterbo - Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 12:44 AM
Anne. I was referred to you by a hometown friend who now lives in Austin. I would like to send you a couple of songs (and also to Richard Karch!) to see what you think.

Richard Karch - Sunday, February 5th, 2012 2:49 PM
Always loved your work! We're currently looking for songs to sing at our Occupy Mendocino rallies and would love to use a few of yours. We wondered if you have a chord sheet for War on the Workers?

Hope all is going well for you health wise!

Oh, here's a youtube of a rally playihg an Occupy song I wrote."Occupy's a State of Mind" is the title. (Notice no URL's allowed here
Thanks, Rizerd

Jody Hopkins - Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 9:32 AM

Just read your last newsletter, delighted to see another flash of light from you. Hope to manage to see you directly sometime again. Academic footnote- there are some interesting hints that kids that are raised bi/multilingually develop some (good) different thinking characteristics.

Cheers (and Love) Jody and Louise Hopkins

Kelly George - Monday, November 28th, 2011 1:33 PM
Hello Anne! Greetings from FL! I had the distinct honor / pleasure of meeting you through Marilyn Albert (NNOC) earlier this year. Just wanted to stop by & thank you so much once again for taking the time out to teach me "Your Nursing Heart". I'm learning to play guitar now (and have a whole NEW dimension of respect for your skills now! Guitar is HARD!) Was wondering if you might be so kind as to list where the chords for "Nursing As Fast As We Can" can be found?
BTW, I created a parody song/video combining NNOC and Occupy Wall Street's messages, youtube(dot)com/watch?v=HJzXdjZEGTQ It's not nearly as good as your songs but please feel free to use it if you want. Thank you again for all you do to fight for humanity and for being such an inspiration!
In Solidarity, Kelly George

AdamJonny - Monday, September 26th, 2011 8:39 AM
It was great to hear you and join in your sing-along last night at the National Labor College. I love your music, and the school

Charles L Lumpkins - Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 1:17 PM
September 21, 2011.
Hi Anne,
Are you interested and available to perform at the 100th birthday anniversary of Woody Guthrie?The Woody Guthrie Centennial?at Pennsylvania State University on September 7, 8, or 9, 2012? (Most likely the musicians? performance dates would be September 7 & 8, 2012.) Please see the website
My name is Charles Lumpkins, Dept of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Pennsylvania State University, and I am working with Jerry Zolten of Penn State-Altoona, the Grammy Museum, and others. Your name is recommended by Paul Clark of the department.
If yes, then please contact me at my e-mail address ( or at my mobile phone number 814-441-1740 with details, including your first and second preferred dates and your fees.
I understand that you might need the time to relax after your travels to Ireland, but no harm asking.
Thank you.
Charles Lumpkins

Ron Franz - Monday, September 19th, 2011 7:07 PM
Hello, Anne--
I am the local person with whom I believe Mark Froemke had talked to you about collaborating on a couple of songs September 29 in Grand Forks. I wonder if you would like to meet a bit before the concert and when that might be. Your call.--Ron

Freeman Dryden - Monday, September 19th, 2011 2:55 PM
Desperately searching for some RELEVANT, CONTEMPORARY music for the Atlantic Labour Choir located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Is there ANY decent stuff that's actually «in print»??? We l-o-v-e your songs but learning them from a CD is a discouragingly slow process. Congratulations on your compositions and many thanks for any assistance you may be able to steer our way.
Freeman Dryden, Conductor/Accompanist/Arranger

Margaret Anne McHugh - Monday, September 19th, 2011 9:39 AM
Hey Anne, Big fan here!

We are starting a labour choir here in Halifax -- we are hoping to use a couple of your songs (you are so prolific and they are so great) Right now we are looking at "Have you been to Jail for Justice." I am not the choir director - but he is looking for music - sheet music. Is there a contact where we can purchase? (my fear being it is only all in your head!)

PLease let me know if any Labour Choirs have done this -- maybe one of them has transcribed.

Anything else you suggest or recommend? I also ask you to have a look at the call for proposals from Mayworks halifax at: in case you have any interest in visiting the east coast. We have David Rovics coming this fall and will have a seven day festival in May - hoping that you might have siome interest. In previous years I have just done the programming but this year we are looking for proposals. . . we do pay performers - just need to know the details.

Thanks a lot,

in sisterhood,

Margaret Anne

carl aniel - Thursday, September 8th, 2011 10:04 PM
Hi Anne, and thanks again for stopping by and playing at the Unity Lunch @ UW Library Mall. What a great, wonderful surprise.

marie martini - Saturday, August 27th, 2011 12:20 PM
Anne, I was honored to hear you at the Solidarity Sing Along on Fri in Madison. I am a Raging Granny and loved your belly button song. Is there any chance you'd be willing to let us sing it? We are, by no means, professional but sing at political functions all over the state. That is such a great song and sooooo fitting. Thank you, Marie Martini Madison Raging Grannies.

beth somers - Friday, August 26th, 2011 10:55 AM
8/26/11 I'm listening to you on Sly's show (1670 am WTDY in Madison, Wisconsin)You are an amazing singer,a fighter and an inspiration to us all!!! Thank you!!I'll see at the Terrace tomorrow night-can't wait!
Sincerely, Beth E.Somers

Nanci Tibbetts - Friday, August 26th, 2011 1:27 AM
Thank you, thank you for singing with us in Madison. I hope you got a copy of the Solidarity Sing Along songbook! I am a member of MTI-EA . My pay cut is less than the state workers, this school year....but the road ahead is uncertain. We all stand in solidarity here. The attack on the working class in Wisconsin and in our nation has only made us closer, stronger and more politically aware. I'm glad you are staying strong, too. Power to the people!

Mike Deasy - Monday, August 22nd, 2011 11:51 PM
Thanks so much for your hospitality last night. Hope to see you and your clan again soon.

Linda Tisue Jansson - Friday, August 19th, 2011 10:54 AM
I cried when I heard your song "War on the Workers" on Democracy Now, 19/08/11.
Thanks for the work you do.
I know that part of the reason I have good life I have is because my father had a good union job, that allowed me to go to university.
Even with a masters degree, I couldn't find a job that treated me well in the US. It was a war on the workers.
Now I live in Sweden. With 70 perrcent union membership, it's not such a war.
Roine sends his greetings.

Kathy Miner - Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 2:50 AM
Hi Anne, been an admirer for years. I am very sorry to hear your health news. I hope you are the one in 'whatever' who beats the odds.

I live in Madison, Wisconsin, where you might have heard that we've been having a bit of political and labor unrest this year. I know that if you were well enough, you would be here with us. I thought you would like to know that for 22 consecutive weeks now, people have been gathering in our Capitol Rotunda at noon every weekday to sing protest songs. One of the ones we ALWAYS sing is "Have You Been to Jail for Justice". Please imagine 100 or more people singing it, in a beautiful rotunda with an incredible echo. Thank you for giving us this song! (We also sing "Union Maid", which I know you didn't write but which I always associate with you, and "Solidarity Forever", among others.)

Keep up the good fight. We are, here in Wisconsin. Carry on!

Dana Johnson - Sunday, July 24th, 2011 9:19 AM
Hi, I'm helping to organize a solidarity action for climate activist Tim DeChristopher, I'd like to attempt to sing "Have you been to jail for justice?" but I don't have an MP3 to bring, thought I'd bring my guitar, but I'm a beginner and need to see if I can even manage the basic chords for it. Been searching for the tabs. Thank you!

Bruce Dennis - Monday, July 18th, 2011 11:29 PM
We really enjoyed your house concert on friday. I want to add some of your songs to the ones that are in my songbook. Hope to see you again on your next Pacific NW trip. Suzanne and I will keep you in our prayers.

RHONDA JOHNS (Grierson) - Sunday, July 17th, 2011 5:54 PM
Hi Anne
Your website is great, but I read you were coming to Vancouver, B.C., and would love to see you & catch one of your gigs. I continue to pray for your recovery. Stay strong they don't want you in heaven yet.

Much Love Rhonda

Don Goldmacher - Sunday, July 10th, 2011 11:31 PM
Hi Anne,
We met at Labor Notes last year, and I would like to talk with you about licensing "War on the Workers" for our soon to be released film, "Heist." Looking forward to hearing from you soon, and delighted to see you have recovered!

Pat Lamanna - Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 10:34 PM
Hi Anne,
I saw you're going to the northwest this month. I'm going to be in Portland, OR between July 13-20, with a visit to my niece in Crescent City, CA July 16-17. Will you be in Portland at all during that time? Maybe we can get together?

Much love and hopes and prayers for health,


Karen Newman - Sunday, June 5th, 2011 11:08 PM

It was great to hear you and join in your sing-along last night at the National Labor College. I love your music, and the school.

There are always so many interesting folks from all parts of the labor movement there, but last night was an especially fine gathering.

You looked great and sounded wonderful. I loved it when the group in the back stood to sing the Internationale and knew all the words; that doesn't happen often.

Good music. Good friends. Great evening!

Stefanie Veon - Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 11:52 PM
Hi Anne,
My husband Mike told me I should contact you to see if you would be interested in donating some of your time to play at a benefit I'm organizing for Gilda's Club & Pancreatic Cancer? Please email me for further details if your interested. Thank You!

Brian Mahoney - Friday, May 20th, 2011 5:06 PM
Hi Annie, I know it s a long shot but was hoping you could help me with a family mystery. My great uncle Michael Ward emigrated to the uSA in 1922 and was never heard from again. I am trying to trace descendants of his Uncle Patrick Finney who lived at 543 Ninth Ave, Munhall, Homestead PA. He emigrated to USA from Cleggan in Co Galway. Was hoping that you as the most famous Feeney in Pittsburgh may be able to help.Sorry for troubling you but sincerely hoping you can help. Thanks Brian

Chris Reeder - Thursday, May 5th, 2011 4:17 PM
Hi Anne,

I thought you might be interested in hearing this. I saw from your blog that you have been following the protests in Wisconsin. For the last 8 weeks, we have been holding a "Solidarity Sing Along" in the Capitol rotunda in Madison. We sing every weekday from 12-1. We sing labor songs, songs of struggle, and civil rights songs. And one of our regular (and favorite) songs is "Have You Been To Jail For Justice".

We were just talking about you today at the sing along when one of our singers let us know of your illness. Please know that there are lots of good thoughts coming your way from Madison!

If you care to see more about our singalongs, you can find us on facebook at "Solidarity Sing Along".

Thanks for all you do!

Tim OConnor - Friday, January 7th, 2011 10:01 AM
Hi Anne

I'm glad Julie and your family are such good caretakers. You deserve good care. I first saw you perform on Labor Day in Alliance, Ne. in the early 90's. And more recently in Peoria, Ill. on Labor Day of 2009. with my companion, Meg King. We admire you greatly. Be well. Namaste,Tim OConnor and Meg King

Erik Stenlund-Gens - Thursday, January 6th, 2011 3:49 PM
Hi there, found the page in the search for the chords for "War on the workers". I've recently started to play guitar, and of course I wanna play the stuff I like. Otherwise I'm a unionmember of SAC in Stockholm, Sweden and am currently also studying to become a psychologist. I love singing and music, and your version of "Which side are you on?" is so far the best I've heard, great! Have an superb new year and thanks for the inspiration!

Gerald Ganann - Friday, December 31st, 2010 2:51 PM
A little synchronicity occurred when I ran across the lyrics to ?Have You Been To Jail For Justice? soon after being arrested in D.C. with all the other veterans and our supporters on December 16. I would really appreciate it if you could send me the chords (like Robert Duvall, I only ?use? the guitar).

Turner J. Wright - Friday, December 31st, 2010 1:27 PM
It's been too long! I still have the photo of you holding my son Terry when he was just barely over 1 year old. If it is any conciliation, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and is doing incredibly well! She follows the doctor's orders and is a card-carrying believer of Jesus Christ and God, who she said is the reason for her quick recovery. May this new year bring to you and your family good news, good health, and prosperity! We love you, miss you and will pray for you!--Houston, TX

Sarah Gwen - Sunday, December 19th, 2010 1:35 AM
ANNE, it's a double conspiracy: I was checking your itinerary to see if you were free to come back to Winnipeg to inspre postal workers who are in the midst of muck; there was a plan to acquire the backing...
secondly...i was in a serious car wreck in August and i too am recovering at home(concussion, etc.) with amazing care and recovery...
i'm pleased to see some other kerr messages amidst the crowd...
the power of prayer takes on particular potency when it comes from a bazillion areas of the globe and that appears to be going on - ongoing...
from your KERR KAMP MATE via KANADA,
Sarah G

sheila Underwood - Sunday, December 12th, 2010 3:38 PM
second generation fan, my Mom Joan Kiefer and my son 3rd generation all feisty fans

marilyn kimmerling - Friday, November 19th, 2010 8:21 PM
Hi Anne! Cute weasel, that joke has a lot of miles on it now! I went back to school when I got laid off from my job last December and I just used War on the Workers and Who's the Criminal Now on a little presentation I did last week. Now you have a whole BUNCH of new fans.Maybe they'll show up at our IWW meeting this Saturday, even. You should definitely be getting a generation of hits on CDBaby in the next few weeks, anyway..
Have a great concert. I wish I could be there, Marilyn Kimmerling

Maxine Heller - Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 1:38 PM
Hi, Anne! We attended your benefit concert; you looked smashing in the pink wig, and you were amazing to be able to sing so powerfully after all you've gone through. As Holly Near once sang, "Hang in there a little bit longer, though I know it's been too long!" We're with you!

Pat Savola - Friday, November 12th, 2010 8:58 PM
Hi - I'm a Canadian wob wanting to make a donation. Does your bank cash cheques from Canada (in US funds) without fees? I know that there is a huge variability, from zero to exhorbitant. I'll do Paypal if the fees are significant.

I did a bout with breast cancer in 2007. (That and an auto-immune disease would have had me homeless if I lived in the US)

Solidarity and mindfulness, Pat

mark payne;aka rockdude - Sunday, November 7th, 2010 9:47 PM
Don't know if you remember me from 1970; heady times; You will prevail, that much I remember!! Love, Mark

Dan Callaghan - Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 4:12 PM
Dear Anne--my wife Anni and I hope you are doing well healthwise, and that each day brings you closer to a complete recovery. I easily convinced my editor that a 2000-word entry on you should be included in our 2-volume encyclopedia on American Subversives and Dissidents that we are working on--if you can recommend any book titles or magazine articles that I could seek out and read about you, please let me know.
You may recall giving me permission to use your song "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" during my sermon at the UU Tarpon church on January 4, 2009, just after my release from the county jail for stopping a float I believe demeans and exploits American Indian culture and spirituality. The current leadership of that church recently "excommunicated" me, my wife Anni and activist Clay Colson for our social justice efforts that they label activism--we were told to stop presenting programs on Blacks and Indians! The tide is turning after 5 months with two Board members resigning and the minister finally speaking out on our behalf when the Board last Sunday tried to ban Clay from coming on church property! What a bunch! Semper fi, Dan Callaghan.

Ben Tousley - Sunday, October 24th, 2010 10:08 PM

keeping you in my prayers along with many here in the Boston area and wishing you peace and comfort in the journey


Jim Ferlo - Sunday, October 24th, 2010 9:26 AM
I am not going to speak of your illness only your wellness and the need to get you back out in the street fighting the good fight! Mike Stout, Liz Berlin and I met to get a fund-raising event together at Mr. Smalls Theatre for Dec 12th...all coming together nicely...your years of multiplying the loaves and fishes will be evident. Keep that fighting Irish spirit and be conscious as I am sure you will of the capitalist nature of our health care industry. You have to be in control of your health choices. More battles ahead and they will be fought well with our guitar wielding and voice throbbing troubadour leading us on! You should have received my earlier donation of $500 and I will add another of that amount to the Dec 12th benefit to encourage others to dig a little deeper. If we had had all this internet stuff back in the late sixties the world would be a much different place!! (it beats the mimeograph machine). Jim Ferlo aka Senatore.....(off to fill up some water bottles in case M/S gas drilling starts in Hgh Park). p.s. folks can contact me (Mikhail Pappas-staff) at my District Office if they want to purchase tickets for the Dec 12th event or help sell by calling me at 412-621-3006.

Ken Connors - Friday, October 8th, 2010 10:54 AM
Hey Anne -
The whole folk community in Florida is pulling for you, and Brother Stan has seen to it the the entire labor community is as well!

Looking forward to your next trip down here and another trivia outing at BW3 (Cee Cee and I can't handle those movie questions like you can!)

Ken and Cee Cee

Karen Newman - Friday, October 8th, 2010 8:48 AM
It hurts to read about the toll this is taking on your energy and your spirit. May your doctors be inspired to find the right meds to fight the bacteria and the weasel. You are in my heart and in my thoughts. Buck like thunder, amiga.

David Arnow - Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 11:53 PM
I'm kind of a "soldier" now in my union, AFT#2334 (PSC-CUNY), going to demos, rallies, mailing, phoning but my best activist days are behind me. I live in Brooklyn and I enjoy your great songs and hope you'll have this thing licked and be back on the road soon.

Frenchy Burrito - Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 6:22 PM
Hey Anne wishing you all the best - get well soon - remember, mind over matter - you can do it. You are a strong woman! Besides we still have some singing to do together?

Yer old pal Frenchy

LuAnn Swartzlander - Thursday, September 30th, 2010 10:52 PM
Anne, I've only met you a few times, but you were an inspiration then, and you are now too--more than ever. I feel lucky to have crossed your path, as you help us keep on in the good fight. Bless you!

Dave Bleakney - Thursday, September 30th, 2010 1:17 PM
get well soon - you have some capitalists to set straight!

Steve Jacobs - Sunday, September 26th, 2010 5:28 PM
Anne; I read in Dave Rovics monthly tour news about your medical situation. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with weasels. I suppose it might be worse; they could be in your pants. That, to me, would be even scarier because it evokes the acid flashback I got from listening to Frank Zappa's album; "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" as my step-daughters ferret tried to to crawl up my pant leg. He made it half way up my pantleg before I freaked. But I survived that attempt on my life and hope you have similar luck with your weasels.
I have a fond memory of sitting next to you while you honored my request to perform "Spoiled Brats of the Ruling Class" at the Mid-West CW resistance gathering at the Blackwater demo.
I've been playing your songs on my radio show, "The Sunday Night Stringbender Show", on KOPN. 7-9pm CST
I'll play a couple tonight too. If you want you can web stream some time it's at
Your new hair cut makes you look like Lex Luther, criminal mastermind, without all the evil of course.
Congrats on becoming a grandma!Hope you feel well enough to join the gang down at the SOA events. I'll let you wear my hat to keep your head warm. -- Gotta run and do the radio show.
Rock on; Steve Jacobs

Donna Fisher - Friday, September 24th, 2010 6:01 PM
Been thinking of you a lot lately and hoping you're kicking the ass of the cancer that was squatting in your lung. Just read through all of the CaringBridge/Anne Feeney and am delighted to hear of the birth of your grandson and also to hear you have been out, about and singing despite your ordeal. Thank you so much for singing "I?m nursing as fast as I can" to the nurses of 3 East as you were leaving. Thank you for fighting with everything you've got to live. The world is a better place because you are in it. Cheers, Good Lady!

celeste williams - Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 2:35 PM
Get back to raising hell soon, Anne. You have managed to only get one of my family members thrown in jail and there are still some left! love and rage, celeste williams

Diane Stein - Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 3:42 PM
Hi Anne,

I'm on the CaringBridge message tree and hanging on every word. Haven't wanted to bother you through all this trauma, but I'm with you every step and every day.

Suggestion for you. Mix your aloe vera with some vitamin E oil or Neem oil--you can get them at any health food store. Neem in incredibly healing and soothing and I recommend it first. Vitamin E heals, as well and works especially well for burns and with aloe. If you don't have enough aloe vera plants, you can also buy aloe as a salve in healthfood stores, but make sure its ONLY got aloe in it, as some additives are not good for you. Try the Neem oil, its a wonder.

Hope this helps. I love you and I'm with you all the way. I'd have lots of natural remedies for you but when you're tangled up with doctors its much harder to do any of them. Try the Neem or E with the aloe, though--it will help the skin burns.

love you always,

scott landfield - Sunday, September 19th, 2010 10:29 PM
Hi Anne, You don't know me, but I manage Tsunami Books in Eugene, Oregon. Just to let you know, Mark Ross is organizing a fundraiser for you here on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 5-8 PM. Mark, The Low-Tide Drifters, and Walker T Ryan are already scheduled. Committees for food, silent auction, etc. are all in full motion. It would be appreciated if you could mention this to your Oregon e-mail list, and anywhere else you care to. Looking forward to you playing here at Tsunami Books one of these days. take care, Scott

Tim Yeager - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 5:47 PM
Love the weasel story... and love you. You're in my prayers here in Illinois. (I hope that's not embarrassing for you. But remember Jesus was a carpenter after all.) I hope you get some good outdoors time to enjoy this wonderful early fall weather. It is so restoring and healing. Peace, Anne. Stomp the weasel!

Margie Rosenkranz - Thursday, September 9th, 2010 7:26 PM
Hi, Anne,
Ride that remarkable surplus of expansive, joyful energy you carry, all the way through this crisis and way, way beyond. If Jackie were here, she'd say the same--you're the very best. I loved the awesome evening last spring with Feeney, Zimmerman & Greer (talk about energy...!), but my favorite time with you is later on a performance night, catching up and talking into the night and if we're lucky, over breakfast.

Hey, get this--a common-usage word for "weasel" is "sing," see Roget's. Coincidence?


Karen Newman - Thursday, September 9th, 2010 1:36 PM
Rest, dammit. It makes me tired to read about all you do in between chemo and radiation treatments.

Stomp the weasel. And rest!

Love the pink wig; love the clown wig; love you.

Vanessa and Jason Houk - Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 7:30 PM
At the annual Labor Day Picnic you were talked about and thought of so much! We're all rooting for Sebastian's grandma! I want you to know that my own mom fought cancer and just hit her 5 year survivor mark. She comes from good stubborn Irish stock. You're probably feeling terrible and I want you to know that so many of us are still stopping in the middle of our day and sending you good healing thoughts! Five years from now I intend to send you an "I told you so" message, so you keep stomping that weasel! Hang in there! Love from Oregon!

marilyn kimmerling - Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 6:52 PM
Anne, you still look great, even bald. Yesterday was Labor Day and in Tacoma, Wa we had our regular Labor Day picnic. I was tabling with the Wobs and JWJ. We did a shout-out and raised over a hundred dollars to help out with your expenses, which is pretty impressive considering the unemployment up here. David Rovics sang and was great as usual and we passed his hat for you. He says to tell you hello and says he will now pass his hat for you at every concert so that should amount to something. Feel better soon. If anyone can beat the cancer game it's you. I'm mailing your check to the address you gave so be on the lookout for it, OK?

"Even if the world were to end tomorrow, I STILL would plant my apple trees" (Luther Burbank or Johnny Appleseed, I think"
In solidarity (weasels, Ha!)
Marilyn Kimmerling

Michelle Kaminski - Monday, September 6th, 2010 4:34 PM
Hi Anne,

I loved the weasel story!

I know that the good karma from the work you've done to nourish our spirits over the years will now come back around to sustain and support you. You'll get through this!

Love, Michelle and Dan

KEVIN ACRD - Monday, September 6th, 2010 10:47 AM
Hi Anne,

I hope this Labor Day finds you in good spirits. We'll be featuring your music this morning on a special talk radio program on KBOO.FM. dedicated to the victims of free trade. (8-9 am pst)
Please accept our warmest wishes as you walk the tough road ahead. You are an inspiration to us all. We love you!

Kevin and the
KBOO Labor Radio Collective

Brenda Gould - Saturday, September 4th, 2010 7:50 PM
Hey, Anne, that weasel story really has legs !!! It will play well on your next roadshow. As for Tom Sawyer, pluck and mischief and great ability to fight adversity, he definitely reminds me of you!
LOVE, Brenda& Wes
(who's now organizing LABOR DAY picnic.

Joan Bethel - Saturday, September 4th, 2010 6:33 PM
I am SEIU local 6 retiree also a host producer on KSER 90.7fm or KSER. ORG I JUST had Rebel Voices on my show. I'm sure you've heard of them. Now I wish you the speediest of recoveries, we don't have enough Hellraisers in this world!!

Katherine Rhoda - Friday, September 3rd, 2010 7:25 PM
Hello, dear Anne, You may well not remember me from PMN, but I am thinking of you and wishing you well!

Mike Milberger - Friday, September 3rd, 2010 5:52 PM
I didn't think you were old enough to be a grandmother! Jeanne sent the email around with your picture, quite cute. Being bald myself, I'm partial to bald women. Very hot look. Hoping you do well through your treatment-Mike.

Ann Feeney - Friday, September 3rd, 2010 1:38 PM
Hi from Irish Ann Feeney to American Anne Feeney, funny thing is that we actually look alike. Well Anne you have brought joy and happiness to millions of people. Thank you for being in the world and I am sending you love and God's Blessings that you will be soon back in full health. I really hope to meet you, alas, your trip to Ireland got diverted but there is a long amazing life ahead for you and plenty of time to meet. Congradulations on that beautiful grandchild and Birthday Greetings to Amy (a bit late) Anyway, be Well, Be Happy, just be your amazing beautiful self.

Teri Perticone - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 3:04 PM
Hope all is well--weed will keep the nausea down and help recovery! put this up on all our websites. Keeping you in my thoughts, visualizations and prayers. Love, kisses and hugh's--later. teri

JAY CARRIGAN - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 2:54 PM
My wife and I just got back from spending $30 for lunch. I've always enjoyed your perforance, live and recorded so I'm sending you the money we would have spent had we gone someplace twice as expensive. I weaseled out of that place. Peace, J.

Lars RO - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 1:40 PM
hey Anne! glad to hear that yr will of steel is safely steering yr craft through these chemotherapy waters... Sat, Chit, & Ananda to you from over the Atlantic,

Paul and Mary Margaret Pruitt - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 1:22 PM
Thank you for dedicating your beautiful voice to causes we believe are just. Happy healing and restoration.

Shelly D'Amour - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 1:13 PM
Tom and I send you our love and look forward to seeing you again in Santa Cruz. xoxoxo

Clare Hanrahan - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 9:52 AM
I still can see you and Peggy Seeger sitting together on her steps on Woodlawn in Asheville. You were singing "Jailed for Justice" as I walked past.
Your generous spirit will carry you through and the strength you share in your powerful songs will hold you up.

William Stuart - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 9:52 AM
Anne, Well wishes from Jacksonville FL. Trust us, Labor World wide is holding your spot for better days.
In Solidarity, IBEW LU 177

Gina Forsyth - Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 1:00 AM
Wow! That is an amazing look without that shock of curly red hair. Been thinking about you an awful lot. Let's raise some hell against that tumor and send some love and light your way.

Randy McSorley - Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 9:00 PM
Y'know what? You look awesome without hair! Just thinking of ya. Hang in there, my friend!

Kristen Johns - Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 7:33 PM
Dear Anne, Let me know about when (or where) the benefit being planned for you in Eugene OR is.
i'm in Eugene until Sept. 17 & back there agian in mid October to stay.- I would be delighted to video & edit your benefit concert for you so you could enjoy watching it on youtube
Stop by there to visit & watch great people making music while you are resting or bored anytime- my name will bring up the videos to get there.
All the best to you.
Love, Kristen Johns

Nina - Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 7:20 PM
(From the former TESC Labor Center) Thinking of you and knowing with your wonderful spirit -- you will HEAL. xoxo

Terry L. Griffith - Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 2:43 AM
Anne, I often think of you and wonder what you're up to. Tonight I played at Kelly's in Beaver and regular patron there handed me a CD of yours. Seeing your smiling face brought back memories. As soon as I got home, I looked for you on this here intranet thingy and here you are. Sorry to hear about your troubles. I've had a few of my own but time and friends and a loving wife got me back to raisin' hell again. I'll keep tabs on you now. All the best and I hope you're feeling your "old" self again soon. Cheers. Terry

Art McDonald, Melanie, too - Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 1:32 PM
Hi Annie, I sent a message on the caring bridge page. We love and are grateful for you. We are praying with you. A check is on the way to help. Love, Melanie and Art McDonald, Essex, Pittsburgh < Galway and Cork

Patty Cramer - Sunday, August 29th, 2010 3:44 AM
Hey Anne -
Thinking of you every single day and knowing that you can't keep a Good "Hell Raiser" down - so there we go!!
I've got to send you some Grandma tips I found tonight while going through some pictures and a card from my daughter. It's a real riot. Hoping the copy machine doesn't fail me!!
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!!
Love and Miss You!
Patty Cramer

kathy rose - Saturday, August 28th, 2010 9:49 PM
Have a video of you singing at the USSF-UAW
seminar. It's dynomight and as a union hellraiser and videographer myself (have gone to jail & been fired) I would LOVE to put it on YouTube. But NOT without your permission. It's you singing "healthcare now & "We're running as fast as we can" - love that one. Doing a video
on the Detroit city rennaisance of ideas and events and happenings called iDetroit
and have a website
Had breast cancer a few years back and can feel your surprise and ability to deal with this revelation in the midst of your friends in Pittsburgh. (personally I used J&J First Aid cream for radiation burn - cheap and only thing that worked. My best energy goes out to you and I will have my Baptist Church in Detroit send prayers up above the clouds for you. Kathy Rose

martha - Saturday, August 28th, 2010 10:07 AM
Hey Anne -Sorry I have been out of touch just finished my convention.All I can say is use aloe aloe aloe where you are getting radiation (if you haven't been told) It is what save me. You can even buy it in liquid form. Love you think abut you everyday. will write more when i am out of hotel. On my way to family in canada.

Sophia Faller - Friday, August 27th, 2010 11:17 PM
Hi Anne
I'm sorry I havent been around the house... I've had a cold so I don't know if it would be okay for me to be around.
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you have done for me in the past two years. You took me in your home, you hung out with me and made me feel loved. All this and you barely knew me.
I know you are strong so I hope everything gets better and that you stick around for a while.
I LOVE YOU, Sophia

Dexter Arnold - Thursday, August 26th, 2010 5:52 PM
Thinking of you, Sister.
Looking forward to you licking this thing and leading the Internationale on Lawrence Common to celebrate 100 years of bread, roses, and dumping the bosses off our backs.
Love and Solidarity,

Stig Meiton - Thursday, August 26th, 2010 6:03 AM
Hello Anne, we heard from Julie just before he left for US. You are in our thoughts. It's wonderful to see all the other people who cares for you and to be a part of the positive energy. Carry on!
Kram - Love from
Stig Meiton & Monica Naslund, Falun, Sweden

Peter Marcus - Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 2:50 AM
Hello Anne,

I wish to add my voice to all your fans and supporters for a speedy recovery and a return to singing. At the moment you leave a big gap that's hard to fill. Those oppressed by the capitalist system need cultural inspiration such as what you present in your music to struggle on.


Peter Marcus

Liz Brown - Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 3:38 PM
Heard you sing a few years ago at the Unitarian Society in Cleveland...and was so pleased to know that there are still some of you out there,still singing to raise our hopes of healing the world.
Sending you healing thoughts on your journey and lots of positive energy.
(Been in a similar place.)
Looking forward to seeing you back on the road...

Pat Hollenbeak - Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 12:58 AM
Anne, I saw you perform twice in Ashland, OR. You are truly a talented singer and song writer. I am sending good thoughts your way. Get well soon. Yours in peace and solidarity, Pat Hollenbeak

Carol Gay - Monday, August 23rd, 2010 11:14 AM
Anne, just wanted you to know you're in my thoughts and I'm sending positive energy your way. Wishing you a strong and speedy recovery. You know all of us in the Solidarity Singers love you and wish you well. Peace, Carol

Rosemary Trump - Monday, August 23rd, 2010 9:18 AM
Dearest Anne,

THANK YOU for introducing me to Ireland! Just back from 10 days of delight, awe, inspiration with the Enchanted Way tour that you organized. Charlie King and Paddy Downes had the Irish humor and grace to make a fun, enriching experience. All 16 of us were thinking of you each day and wishing you well. We played your new "Enchanted Way" CD and others while winding our way through the "Irish Spring Soap Commercial" scenery. So you were with us in Song and Spirit! (Also played Charlie King's Songs of Ireland "Brilliant"---which is brilliant!)
Anne Feeney---you are a true Daughter of Ireland---beautiful, tenacious, full of heart and love.

Take care. Rosemary

Rue - Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 6:14 PM
Sent Prayers up above and now sending Get Well Wishes to you.
Still very much appreciative of the help you gave to the WV and KY union nurses on strike in 2007--Solidarity

Melody Knight - Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 3:54 AM
Just want you to know that I think of you everyday. If I wasn't an atheist, I'd pray for you, but I'm sending out good vibrations instead.

Ginny and Garry Kelly - Saturday, August 21st, 2010 6:09 PM
Hi, Anne. Glad you're out of the hospital and starting your recovery. We've been there and have some idea of what you're going through. It takes some time out of your life but it will be a past memory before you know it. Love to you.
Garry and Ginny

Tobias Persson - Saturday, August 21st, 2010 9:02 AM
Dear Anne

Get well soon.
We need you in the struggle for equality.

Love Tobias, teacher
Agnesberg´s Roma Folk High School
Gothenburg, Sweden

Janet Hill - Friday, August 20th, 2010 3:27 AM
Get well soon!

david - Friday, August 20th, 2010 2:27 AM
Dear Anne,

I'm so sorry to hear of temporary setback (though I've been through them myself in my three major surgeries!).

But it's not fair! Has to end! Is there no justice in the world???

Love ya,

Dan Shea - Thursday, August 19th, 2010 6:31 PM
Sorry to here about your illness, so many friends here have sent me messages telling me about your condition. You have so many friends and fans that must be a great comfort to you. Like all of them I wish you a speedy recovery and a future of good health. For all the work and songs you have done for single payer and workers everywhere you deserve the best of care. Peace

Linda Dievendorf - Thursday, August 19th, 2010 3:04 PM
Love and Reiki to you every day!! Linda D

Steffi Domike - Thursday, August 19th, 2010 11:20 AM
I am back in town and will visit you soon carrying best wishes and suggestions for a cancer-fighting diet. Got word of your struggle from friends all over the country, so the news has spread, and we are all sending you loads of positive energy and love, so - together we can beat this!

david p miller - Thursday, August 19th, 2010 2:26 AM
As I got the news recently and had just finished an oral five day dose of chemo temador in my case after all the cutting, burning, and poisoning my trmanial condition is stable. I want to send a payment for your thousand friends when I can,
I am sending prayers and love to my distant 'heroine'.
Love David P

Patty Camer - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 3:05 PM
Hey Anne - I'm thinking of you everyday. Hope to come and visit - but not sure when that trip will happen. I'm in Las Vegas with my daughter & granddaughter. She is full of piss and vinegar - wonder where she gets this. Keep looking forward - this too shall pass!
Love you Sistah!!

Charlie Ray - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 2:33 PM
Just a working stiff who appreciates the hell out of people such as yourself and the Barry Crimmins of the world.
Take care of yourself.

Viktor, erik and Christopher - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 2:18 PM
hey anne! Hope you get well soon. We need you to raise hell against those liberal pigs!
Best Wishes from Sweden
Ps. Loved you at vildros festivalen

Jody Hopkins - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 1:30 PM

Louise and I just got back from two weeks in Peru and I was working my way through two weeks of e-mail when I found this. I am heartbroken (which is of course not medically serious). I need to work on it for a while to even comprehend. We love you and I pray for much more communications, even of bad news, and hopefully of More Anne Feeney for us all to enjoy.


Jody (and Louise) Hopkina

Carol Gonzalez - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 10:23 AM
Dear Anne,

We've met at various actions in the 'Burgh over the years and have gazillions of mutual friends, such as Molly Rush who sent me news of your current health struggle...

Just wanted to send you this gentle word of thought and prayer on your behalf as you navigate these choppy, healing waters... Love be with you, Friend.

While sounds like your plans sure have been re-arranged, sounds, too, like the clarity of knowing what the body confronts and needs offers its own place of rest as you are ushered into the moment by moment density of just "being"...

One of the graces of having faced one's own near-death experience is that in the face of another fellow-traveler's sorrow and suffering, we can both weep with compassion knowing the profound pain that life can hold, and, hold the beloved up to the light of Love's face in hopeful trust that Love is deeper than any other pit we can fall in...At least this was the experience from my own encounter with gravity in 2002 that left me alone alongside a road next to fallen bicycle with shattered pelvis, broken back, and head trauma...i might have died except for the tender Mercies of a good neighbor and in the Mystery of continued breath, the freedom of all fear laid the groundwork for an opportunity to love, to live, as if for the first time.

Trusting you, dear Sister, to the beauty of this amazing grace.

Strength, patience, healing, Joy surround and be with you, Sister.

oceans of Love,
CJ (Wilson) Gonzalez

august 2010

I'm also on facebook if you find that a useful way to be in touch (Carol J Gonzalez)...

Nancy O'Leary - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 7:46 AM
I met you when you sang in Ambridge, PA. loved your songs. I am a lay minister and work serve the poor and addicted. I am becoming more politically active and involved because I see the disparities and inequities of the system of government. You will be in my prayers! stay strong -- as I know you will. you will get through this. peace.

Carl Davidsion - Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 7:41 AM
Keep Strong, Anne, we need you...Solidarity and hugs, Carl

Allen Goodman - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:57 PM
Thank you for all you have done; will continue to do:
blessings and faith
Allen Goodman

Chris Catalfamo - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:56 PM
I am a democratic socialist and have loved protest songs since the 60's; am also a historian, disabled by kidney failure and on a translant list. My dad organized in the 40's and 50's and negotiated for the Electrical workers (sorry--not IE) He was President of his SEUI as an older man and we never crossed a picket line. Here is a transplant joke. A lifelong Democrat awaiting surgery called in his transplant doctor and told him, "I want a Republican heart." The doctor said why? You've always been a Democratic." He replied, "It's never been used." And then again the other one was about the woman on her deathbed who asked for the Election Board to send someone so she could change her affiliation from Democrat to Republican so one of them would die. OK that's morbid--but you too will develop and sing about gallows humor. I should have been dead a long time ago and I'm still here and still agitation. The best thing you can is take every opportunity to LAUGH. The Hindus know that the actual physiolocal action of laughing is healing. Hang in there, beloved comrade.

Jon Robison - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:18 PM
Dear Anne,
The best of good fortune in your grim struggle.
Right now, I'm mostly raising hell with the state legislature to get them to fund transportation, especially public transportation, to prevent a 35% cut in service by PAT.
I hope to see you Nov. 13 at First Unitarian.
Love, Peace, and victory.

Joyce Rothermel - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 5:01 PM
Welcome home, and the beginning of the rest of your life, Anne! I'm thinking you are getting some new material for your next sprint in song writing. You are living the struggle in a new way that so many others are facing, too. You will find a way to fight back and provide tools to others to do that in the battle for recovery and health.

Thoughts and love,

Molly Rush - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 4:47 PM
From the ocean I bring waves of love!!

david - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 2:24 AM
Dear Anne,

Your smile on leaving is even better. Stay strong!

Love ya


Bill Whitaker - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 1:46 AM
Hi, Anne. All my very best wishes for your full and speedy recovery. Your voice is esential to our movement for social justice. Tender hugs and globes of healing light heading your way from La Grande, OR.

Cathy Gould - Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 12:30 AM
Thrilled Thrilled THRILLED that you get to go home ⌂ already! Now just rest, relax, take it easy (I say with tongue firmly in cheek!) You are not just a fighter, but a winner and a triumpher (izzat a word?)!
love you to the moon and back~

paul lee - Monday, August 16th, 2010 9:18 PM
wishing you the very best with your recovery from illness. get well soon.
paul lee. limerick. ireland.

buck nelson - Monday, August 16th, 2010 7:23 PM
you are in my blessens thank you for your dedication, determination, appreciation, occupation- honored to have walked and talked with you, until our trails cross peas buck

Nancy Brigham - Monday, August 16th, 2010 6:57 PM
Hey Anne,
We're all thinking about you, and will definitely help. You've done so much for all of us and our movement(s)! And will again, I'm sure. What a dangerous age we've arrived at! Health is privilege you can never be sure of anymore.

Glad you have some insurance, and very glad you made it back home. We know you can beat this, but are so sorry for all you have to go through between now and then. Hang in there!
Love, Nancy

susan frazier - Monday, August 16th, 2010 3:45 PM
left a message when i first heard, but i'm not sure it posted. just wanted you to know i'm thinking 'bout you and sending healing thoughts your way. i know you're going to make it through this -- can't wait to hang out with you and compare chemo stories! hope the rest of your chemo goes smoothly and does its job well! love ya. sf

Mia Haglund Heelas - Monday, August 16th, 2010 2:49 PM
Dearest beutiful Anne, we think of you all the time. Cannot really pray since we do not know who to and how. Million hugs/Mia, Paul and Sebastian

Butch Morgan - Monday, August 16th, 2010 1:12 PM
Love you and I am praying for your speedy and complete recovery. Hang in there and keep looking up!

Vern and Lenore - Monday, August 16th, 2010 1:41 AM
Dear sweet feisty hellraisin' Anne,
What encouraging news to read the latest updates to your unstoppable drive to banish every one of those nasty cells from your body. They don't stand a chance against your resolve, your vast network of supporters and friends AND your beautiful and loving family. Before year's end we look forward to seeing a fully recovered kick-ass Anne Feeney.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much indeed!

Peter Parks - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 8:55 PM
Thinking of you in good health, Anne. Your email came just one month after I saw you at the Alberta Rose in Portland. You were full of your usual fire.
I'm longshore retired, but working as hard as ever in Jobs with Justice for immigrant rights.
Best wishes.

david - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 8:47 PM
Dearest Anne,

Your smile in the photo on caringbridge today looked real--and like you (despite pain you must be in).

Take good care, luv.


Joni Rabinowitz - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 6:19 PM
Dear Anne,Greetings and well-wishers from the 14 of us who are travelling in S. Western Ireland on the trip you organized. We are on Day 6 (Sunday) of our tour and wel're having a ball. The group is just the right size and everybody is fun and easy to get along with. A few of us have visited 2 house and gardens (usually only the garden parts): Bunratty & Muckross in Killarney, and John & Arthur have played golf a few times. Joan Davis, Tina, Liz, Marla, Leslie and I seem to the ~
~garden team~. Some peoplehave a shopping bug -- good for the Irish economy. The govt is starting to give aid to people with mortgage arrears. Ha! think of the US doing that!
The counry is beaturiful and green and lush. We've had only 1/2 day of rain and even the ocean is warm.It's clear they are blessed with a perfedt climate.
The FAmine Museum was sobering.We went to the Nat. Theater which did a piece about Blasket Island and we went to their museum today which blew my mind. W
We've had some good music in pubs at nite and 2 excellent concerts so far, organized just for us. The Bunratty Hotel was very nice and staff was super. Abbeygate in Tralee is okay.
wE REAlly appreciate your work to show us sights where tourists aren't going. The ancient places we went to were not at all crowded and so much more meaningful that way.
Anne, we all think about you every day, and Karen brings your daily reports to us each morning.I'm glad things are going as planned. We're taking lots of pictures for you.
Love Joni (and John)

Brice Faller - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 5:34 PM
Your e-mail 7 days ago has unsettled me all week as I try to find the words. I have always admired your ability to do not only what has to be done, but also the things that should be done. This is a big bump in the road but no exception. #1 is have this surgery with all possible dispatch, and follow up with whatever the state of oncological medicine dictates. Whatever you may say about the healthcare system in America, the science is good and great strides have been made. We've got lots of survivors on the streets causing trouble and I pray that you will continue to be one of them. Godspeed, Anne.

Teri Perticone - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 5:21 PM
Hang in there hellraiser! All the best while you fight this thing--visualize the tumor gone--lots of love and healing coming your way. Hope you are up and on your way to Ireland soon--picture it.

Later on--write back if ya want. i announce this website/address to my listeners when i am on.


Phyllis Wetherby - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 2:52 PM
Hi Anne, I was appalled to read of your cancer. I'm glad to read that you are improving from the chemo. Keep getting better.


Julie Kay Clark - Sunday, August 15th, 2010 12:09 AM
Dear Anne, I heard about you from Go Girls. I love how open you are about what you are going through. You just are forthcoming in all things. I was a veterinarian for 22 years before deciding to become a singer/songwriter. After I sold my clinic and home in southern California to pursue music, I realized that over the years I had developed a philosophy about people and dogs. It became apparent to me when I was speaking with a friend who was living with her much older brother because she had fallen ill. Well, her brother was also ill and it was not going smoothly. One day I was speaking to my friend Laverne and she said to me, "I think Earl just hates me!" Since LaVerne and I had worked a vet clinic together for many years, I just naturally saw a metaphor that she would relate to. I said, "Now Vernie, if Earl was a little Chihuahua and every time you bent down to pet him and he tried to bite you,
would you say that you think that Chihuahua hates you?'d just say "That's a Chihuahua for you!" Well, after that, I saw more and more clearly how we are all so much like dogs in that from the day of our birth we have an inherited temperament that is ingrained and yet we often lament who we are and are frustrated that we can't change nor can the people around us. I discovered I had resisted being a terrier as my mom is Italian and I NEVER wanted to be like her as she was angry and confrontational and I had erroneously thought all terriers are that way....
Well, all Italians are terriers by default but some terriers can be sweet though they will always be driven, Alpha type creatures. So, I no longer resist the terrier that I am and I even got me a Sikie terrier who is the love of my life and a wonderful individual.
But she will chase a laser dot until she collapses....that's the terrier. The moral of the story is that we must first determine what breed we are and then embrace it wholeheartedly. Furthermore, we
need to cut the people around us a break and realize that nothing they do that hurts us is about us. They are just being the dog that they are. We can't blame a Rottweiler for not being a Golden Retriever. Yet, as I've gotten older I've realized that I no longer choose to have people in my life who behave like a Pitt Bull and hurt me over and over again. I used to have clients who would have gotten a dog that was a biter and they kept hoping it would change and of course, they never did. I would plead with them to let that dog go before it bit all their children and every one else in the family. Why keep a dog like that when there are so many sweet dogs out there begging for a home? So now I follow that philosophy in my life and I hang with the sweet people instead of hoping to change the assholes!
Anyway, I think by just listening to your music that you remind me of a German Shepherd as you are so hardworking and loyal to your determination to make a difference in the world. What a proud breed you are! Thank heavens for the German Shepherds in this world....they are not timid and they will get the job done!
I hope this chit-chatty story amused you and brightened your day a bit. I hope with all my heart that you heal soon and completely. It sounds like it is going to be a tough haul and it is something we all will face at some point in our lives unless we get run over by a truck! My heart is with you. I'm glad you have children and I hope they fuss over you like crazy. I have twin daughters and one is in San Francisco and the other is living in Costa Rica! They are both almost 28. Ahh, those wonderful but perplexing years of our youth! They are finally getting to be nicer and nicer to me. Mother/daughter
relationships are a trip....maybe all parental/child relationships can be challenging but i've never loved anyone like I've loved my kids even when they were unabashed in their criticism of me. Living across the country from one another has done wonders for our relationships!!
I'd love to hear from you when you are better but don't feel worried about replying when you are exhausted. That's the other thing we give up with age....guilt!! Love, Julie

Brian Burch - Saturday, August 14th, 2010 7:36 PM
Sorry to hear of your illness. You've been an inspiration to me for a long time.
One of my sisters beat cancer and one
died of it. Both had excellent medical care and, like you, friends and family around to do the healing of the spirit.

Derek & Bev Black - Saturday, August 14th, 2010 5:58 PM
Hey Anne
Just wanted you to know thats there's lots of folks thinking of you up here in Winnipeg. Bev and I send along our love and best wishes. Hope to talk soon

Mark Dowling - Saturday, August 14th, 2010 3:36 AM
Hej Anne,
So sorry to hear of your illness.I,recently,lost my brother to colon cancer.The only fortunate part of his three year battle, was that he was a thirty year alien/resident of Sweden.Not only did Sweden provide all of the best health care he could possibly receive (plus in-home hospice in the end),but they also payed 80% of his annual income while he couldn't work.What a great country!It's too bad our government can't,collectively,pull it's head out of it's anti-socialistic ass,and give Americans the kind of care that they so honestly deserve.No one should have to pony up six grand, they can't afford,just to stay healthy.Good luck to you,Anne.Jag alskar dig.
P.S. There should be two dots over the first "a" in alskar.My computer won't do Swedish punctuation.
And,now,a joke:
A guy goes into a bar holding a salamander.
The bartender says,"He's cute.What's his name?"
"Tiny",the guy says.
"Tiny?Why do call him Tiny?"
"Cause, he's minute."

Voices At Work Staff - Friday, August 13th, 2010 9:35 PM
Anne, we wish you a speedy and full recovery. With your family and friends surrounding you and the recent test results, we are confident you'll be raisin' some hell again soon!

From your brothers and sisters at Voices At Work - Ron, Christine, Robert, Joseph, and Monica, we wish you well!

John Harriss - Friday, August 13th, 2010 9:21 PM
I'm glad to read on caringbridge that you are getting settled in nicely. You even get to have your guitar. I'm sending you the best of wishes from Anchorage, Alaska. You are a treasure to the labor movement Anne, and I'm here for you. Get well soon.

Solidarity forever,

John Harriss

Voices At Work Crew - Friday, August 13th, 2010 7:49 PM
Anne, we are all sad to hear of your medical problems and send you love , prayers and good thoughts.

From all of us at Voices At Work
90.1 KPFT Houston Tx

Percy Hilo - Friday, August 13th, 2010 6:34 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your medical condition. I'll be praying for your recovery and that you will get back to work and doing what you love for the general good in as short a time as possible. You give so much to the planet and it's people and I always look forward to sharing the Country Fair w/you. Keep as positive an attitude as possible and best of luck toyou and yours.


Bob Breen - Friday, August 13th, 2010 1:58 PM
Annie-All the love of the Heavens and Earth my sweet sister, Blessings, BobbyB

Katie - Friday, August 13th, 2010 12:53 PM
Dear Anne,
You and your family are in my thoughts and wishes during this difficult time. Big hugs and love, Katie

Viola Wilkins - Friday, August 13th, 2010 8:29 AM
Hey Anne You just gotta fight the big C - Capitalism and its persoanlised imperial form, cancer.
Love from Melbourne Wobs

martin Swinger - Friday, August 13th, 2010 2:01 AM
I'm surrounding you with light and healing and see radiant sunshine flowing from your solar plexus. You got a LOTTA life-force, sis! Use it and know I'm sending my love to you. Martin

Pat Lamanna - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 4:56 PM
Dear Anne,

I am so sorry to hear of this "speed bump" in your road and wish you a speedy recovery. I've made a donation in grateful acknowledgment of your covering my song, "The Man I Voted For," and the time you took in walking me through the PRO maze.


gloria pavez - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 1:27 PM
Hi Anne, I'm part of Earl Peach choir, I don't know you, but I wanted to share this info with you, I'm a survivor of breast cancer, but I just cured myself with nutritional medicine. Unfortunately I did surgery in 2009, just because the conventional oncologist scared me, before I could have this valuable book on my hands. I prefer you don't post this comment, but you can share with those in need. If you didn't know about this, is really worth to look at it, in your case I would specially recommend Dr. Burzynski.
(your site doesn't allow websites post, so I'll write them in words)
this is the book:
â??Knockout, interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer and How to prevent getting it in the first placeâ?, by Suzanne Somers (2009). Some doctors:

Dr. Forsythe uses both conventional and natural therapies with a lot of success:
centurywellness dot com

Dr. Burzynski, and Dr. Gonzalez, are curing cancer with biological medications and nutrition:

burzynskiclinic dot com
dr-gonzalez dot com

They are amazing, they give valuable information on their interviews and on doctor Burzynski website are videos from the Media in US that is worth to look at.

Dr. Blaylock, a brain surgeon, oncologist and neuroscientist. You can read all of his reports, specially those on cancer. He is amazing too!


All doctors give valuable information on their interviews in Suzanne book.

All my love and good luck to you. Gloria

Paul Pearcy - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 11:51 AM
Music is medicine. All the love and good vibes to you Anne in your recovery.

Charlie McCollester - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 11:45 AM
Love and solidarity from those who understand the strength of our roots and the imperative to struggle. You've always inspired us. May you recover and continue to sing the songs of justice.

sonia - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 11:09 AM
anne -
sending you periwinkle tulips and yellow moons...sending you love and love and prayers of sunshine and rain when you need it...and some money too. we love you so much from sonia and terry

Maryellen Deckard - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 8:04 AM
I am sorry I did not make it to the hospital today and I am coming for sure today. This job and the family can take up a lot of time. But I will get there todsy. I am getting ready to go to the hospital with Artie right now. Today he is supposed to get his surgery date. Then I have to meet with some organizers, and them I am coming over. I will call you first to see if you want anything. I am glad to read that you are singing to the UPMC nurses! Get their addresses and phone numbers to help build our list! Paul Lodico has given me a check for you, which I will be bringing over by hand, saving the cost of a stamp...

Pat Wynne - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 1:44 AM
I love it that you are singing to the nurses. You are a feisty lady. Fight hard!!!

Michael - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 1:25 AM
Get well soon, Anne.

Sandy O - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 1:01 AM
Anne, we're sending you much love and strength . . . and $50. Criminal that after organizing the "Sing Out for Single Payer" Road Show you have to deal with this. We love you! Sandy & Pat

Judy Heyman - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 12:53 AM
Big love to you, Anne. Thinking of you and highights of Kerrville, Oregon Country Faire and High Sierras past... You're a talented powerhouse - you'll come through this stronger than ever! Sending you the best from the Left Coast.

larry - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 12:51 AM
you, yours, all that you do- it is well worth it. Blessings.

Principle - Thursday, August 12th, 2010 12:34 AM
Don't let the dumb-shit get you down-

I'll call again in the AM and explain Homozone, oxygen and ozone therapy- If you don't feel up to talking say so and hang up-

I'll also have some Homozone sent to you and put you in touch with Dr Freibott-

Wish I would have known about your situation earlier - like before you were about to start chemo etc.

If itg is easier you can have your friend Pat get in touch with me and I;ll explain Homozone to her and put her in touch with Dr Freibott-

I'm in New Mexico working on litigation but should be reachable @ 224-475-6518

You're in my thoughts
Love and Light

matterof at yahoo dot com

"They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; They promised to take our land,
and they took it." --Red Cloud

Doug Wilkin - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:29 PM
Dear Anne,

Although normally a selfish bastard, I'm thinking of you tonight and want more than anything that you be well again. Please.

Your pal,


Judy Ruszkowski - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 10:54 PM
Dear Anne,

I just have read your caringbridge log and am so glad that you are surrounded by loving friends and family and that the test results were so encouraging. We will be sending a $50 donation your way, but please know that we can do so much more if the need arises. Please do not hesitate to ask -- a simple email will do.

Wishing You Well,

david - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 10:51 PM
Anne! Just read the Caringbridge report and it seems amazing. No surgery? Really? That is wonderful news. Not an easy time ahead, but encouraging.

Stay feisty!

Love, David

rebecca loebe - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 8:02 PM
love love love to you Anne! i'm on vacation with my whole big crazy family this week and we're all sending you stronghealthygoodjuju! you have done so much to help and inspire so many people, and I'm confident that it will return to you 10fold in these difficult days. There is love beaming your way from all over the country, we can't wait to see and hear you again soon. xoxo

Bill Schratz - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 7:59 PM
Anne, I just found you about a month ago on facebook. The last time we talked was at your 13th Birthday party. How time flys. I just wanted to let you know that I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Keep that great smile and stay strong.

steve ulrich - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 6:40 PM
I met you years ago at Kerrville Anne and again, there, too. One time we talked about our children in Guatemala. You are a beautiful light in this world. If you want, 'll send Reiki Brian QTN sent out a notice. Get Well, Lady!

Amy Carol Webb - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 5:48 PM
Ooh, how cute in your hospital duds! We're following on CaringBridge, and sending waves of love and light, wishing we could wrap our arms around you and hummmmmm healing into every cell of your body. Listen close and you can hear us! Love so, Amy & Brooke

Rev Dr Charles Lee, Jr - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 5:13 PM
I have a kind of peculiar "Be Well" wish for you, Annie Feeney...

The Wish:
I wish you would find a way to take five minutes of every day.
And in that time I pray you'll sit and breathe a thought until it fits.

The thought is strange and truly pure and when it fits, it always cures.

You are the love of Holy Eyes and in your breath, All Love resides.

So breathe in love and know love wants for all to live, as healed from taunts.

Don't let this taunting shadow of death convince you yours is not God's Breath.

Believe you me, our cells don't know until we think and tell them so.

So think of all your loving kin and all the ones who call you friend.

And know that they are from Our Source which breathes our health...and love, of course.

Be Well, Sister Anne...You Are Loved Unconditionally.

Kingdom Of Light Traveler for Jesus Christ (Kolt4JC)

Deby Crislip - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 4:59 PM
when my mom had to have radiation therapy - she had the oncology nurse do the black spot marks & then she had her put a ROSE TATOO over the marks - it was just done in the same ink - semi permenent ink - she just had to show everybody her rose tatoo - she surprised everyone with this & gave us all a chuckle for the entire time she had it!
Nancy Holle sent this to me as she knows my mom went through all this - and me by proxy!!! I'm with AFSCME - although we aren't recognized by the State of Indiana since Mitch Daniels took over by crushing us out of existance for state employees. I'm still active - one of Lettie's mutt group - still miss her terribly! Member of the Board of Central Indiana Labor Council & run all over town making waves & raising hell - I work for the unemployment office & see on a daily basis what is going WRONG!!!!

raina rose - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 4:35 PM
Love you so much Anne!
you are the most powerful woman in the world. You can best whatever comes your way.
all my love to you guys!

john sanderson - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 4:14 PM
Just heard from a message from Iww. Dont give up the fight. Best wishes from Edinburgh

Julie Hauserman - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 3:51 PM
Hey sweetie, I am sending you lots of hellraising energy for you to beat this thing. Love you and miss you!

John J. Duka, Pres. LGAL #1204, Mentor, Oh - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 3:29 PM
We can feel your good vibes all the way up here near Brown's town. Although we know that the Browns are gonna beat the Steelers, and we also know your gonna beat this stumbling block. God Bless you as I know he is and will help you through this.

Casey Deely - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 1:04 PM
Anne, there are no words that will even begin to let you know how much you mean to are an unquenchable spirit...sending you all the healing energy and love I have...see you ya, Casey ps I was trying to remember all the songs that went into our girl medley....

Harry - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 12:12 PM
No one should have to struggle financially at the same time as they must fight a serious illness. Do not be embarrassed for asking for help; after all, you have been an immense help to so many people and causes over the years that it is right and just that some of that love and devotion should be returned in your time of need.

Jamie Anderson - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:59 AM
Sending you many good thoughts, my friend. I know you're fighting hard. We love you.

Manny Moss - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:28 AM
Best wishes, Anne! Seriously, get well soon.

Larry Henry Carter Center - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:15 AM
I'm a Teamster. I fight for solar electric trains, co-generating hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles, ending pollution in our lifetimes, putting everyone to work at living wages without massive profiteering at the top, make union contracts for every job with 4 or more workers in it, IBEW, UFCW, CWA, ILA, UAW, IAMU, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Carpenters, Elevator Workers, Glaziers, BrickMasons, Welders, Steamfitters and Teamsters & every local of every sisterhood and brotherhood on this planet 843-926-1750

Alice DiMicele - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:10 AM
hey girl,
been keeping up on caring bridge, but i heard you look at this page maybe more... sooo.... sending you love and good vibes and am happy to hear you are singing for the nurses and raising awareness even now. you are an inspiration. keep fighting, we need you!
love always,

Larry Carter Center - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:09 AM
I always wonder if pathology work includes seeking trace evidence for pollutants that cause cancer, finding the evil particle in the center of a tumor or how ever the proof is found, is there a song for showing the need to abate pollution to make life long? I was happy to call today and thank you Anne for your sharing, courage & fight like hell & raise everyone up for peace, justice and green living 843-926-1750 Larry ps health care must become a civil right for all humans everywhere

Deborah Van Kleef - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 11:07 AM
Can't wait to see the photo of you & Chandler once you've shaved your head!

We'll be passing through Pittsburgh tomorrow beaming good wishes in your direction.

Much love...

Dottie Gutenkauf - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 10:50 AM
Anne, I am so sorry to hear of your illness--I know you will fight it with your usual strength and courage. You are one tough lady and have no idea how much you are loved by so many people...including me. Thanks for keeping us all posted. Fight fiercely! Love,

Andrea - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 10:32 AM
So glad to hear today's relatively good news. Now I'm sure you'll be one of the lucky ones who beats this thing!

Jamie Crawford - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 9:41 AM
Get Better Annie! Sending healing vibes over to Pitt town. Honor and much love to you sis.

Scilla - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 8:52 AM
Thinking of you Anne.

Love Scilla

Susan - Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 7:14 AM
So sorry to hear of your health troubles. I heard about it at a Ragin' Grannies practice. We have met a couple of times and I have always admired your work and music. Sending you some support and positive thoughts/prayers.

Karen Mease - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 10:08 PM
I enjoy your work. I hope you have a speedy recovery and all goes well!

Gordon Flett - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 8:24 PM
Anne, my friend Donna is going in to have similar surgery here on Thursday. She's a wonderful strong woman just like you, and she's going to be fine, and so are you.


becky spoon - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 8:09 PM
Damn, I just heard. I hate that you have this battle to fight. You've so generously helped so many of us fight the good fight. Surely all the positive good vibes you've put out into the world can't hurt when they're aimed right back at you. I hope you know they are.

gloria domina - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 7:38 PM
Hi & Best Wishes for a speedy recovery,,saw the post on Ramona's facebook page (Godfrey Daniels, Beth. PA.)
Sending you positive thoughts and good energy.

LYNDA QURAISHI - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 7:07 PM
Thank you for the music! We are thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery.

Kathleen O'Nan - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 6:50 PM
Dear Anne,
I feel as if we are old friends because of your music and because we have several friends in common (particularly Maureen Sheenan and Al Cholger in Detroit, Mary McGinn in Boston and undoubtedly others). Thank you for letting us know of your ordeal and giving us a chance to help a bit. (I've made a donation through PayPal and I will encourage a number of song-loving, union-organizing, hell-raising co-thinkers to do so also.) When you've recovered enough, I would be delighted to offer you a spot in L.A. to lounge in the sun and complete recuperation!
Healing hugs to you,

Carlyn Syvanen - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 6:45 PM
Anne, we here in Sequim and Port Angeles are spreading the word.You have done so much for so many the least we can do is to help you out now.

Eleanor Walden - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 5:51 PM
That was inconsiderate of you to come down with an unmentionable disease after you had stopped smoking. So now no one can chide you for not doing the politically correct thing. I wish I could hold your hand, kiss your forehead, and make it all better. I will, however, turn out every folk singer any where near the northwest for a concert in your honor and dig as much money as possible out of them. You have my love and appreciation for your work and your great heart.

Harry Hutchinson - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 5:40 PM
just recieved your message.I'll pass it on to the many comrades and friends who admire your socialist based songs.We will miss you not being in Ireland this year.Hope you have a speedy recovery.Keep in touch.x

Deb E.. Dee - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 3:09 PM
Thinking of you with love and compassion.I agree with Utah Philips- you are the best labor singer I know anywhere, and you are goddess.

Margaret Flowers - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 2:34 PM

I just learned today of your condition and wanted to send you my thoughts of love and support. I am so awestruck by you - your talent, your commitment, your energy. You are a fantastic person and I can only hope that through this process of healing you will take a moment to stop and feel all of the love and admiration that surrounds you. And then, I hope that you are back on your feet, healthy, singing and raising hell again.

I want to thank you for the invitation to sing with you in Detroit. I have to tell you that I am a bit shy about singing with people like you who really know how to sing. But if the opportunity ever presents itself again, I will gladly join you.

I am sending you a donation and encouraging others to do so as well. You have given so much. Now it is your turn to receive.

with love,
Margaret Flowers

Debbie Humphrey - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 1:33 PM
Dear Cuz, You are in my prayers
Love Debbie

Gypsy Walker - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 1:04 PM
Hi Anne,
Are you contemplating an alternative approach to your situation. It might be the road to go. I always do and in the past healed myself from thyroid cancer. Love and best wishes. gypsy

deb mckeag - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 12:39 PM

Ayesha Lynda Quraishi - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 11:37 AM
We are sorry to hear of your illness. Of course we will send $50 (canadian eh)and will pray for your recovery. Meanwhile, since you have given so much to others with your music, i hope you will not feel any guilt when those folks truly want to help you.

John Elder and Pat Simpson - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 10:11 AM
We heard the news through Helena Worthen about your illness. Having followed your career for many years now and been repeatedly buoyed by your work for social justice, we both wish you a speedy recovery and to soon be back on the road singing your fine songs!

French fan - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 10:08 AM
Hi Anne,
Thank God you're going to be cured in a top-notch, ?We're Nursing As Well As We Can? hospital. Currently I can't afford to contribute to the cost (after having been exploited to the bone by a US corporation), but I hope you'll feel comforted to know that your life matters to so many people around the world. Hearing your songs reconcile us with America.
French fan

Marvin Murphy IBEW LU 177 retired Jax FL - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 8:32 AM
Anne good luck with your up and coming surgery you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Phil Sutcliffe - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 7:16 AM
Dear Anne

Best wishes with all respect for all your work from a music writer and journalists' union guy in UK. Sterling cheques won't help so mailing the dollars left over from a recent holiday in US.

All the best

Phil Sutcliffe

david - Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 1:12 AM
Dearest Anne,

You're awfully cute in your hospital robe and looking like you are writing extremely serious music--but get this over with, will you! These delays have to be driving you crazy.

As the Quakers say, "keeping you in the light"...


Ben Tousley - Monday, August 9th, 2010 9:23 PM
Anne, I'm sorry to hear your news via Local 1000 and hoping all these hearts and souls who care so very much for you bring you comfort as you walk this hard path--my love and prayers are with you

Suzanne Beers - Monday, August 9th, 2010 9:07 PM
I am thinking of you and sending love and healing energy. You are being taken care of and your body and your spirit know how to heal. We want you here with us and the other side will just have to wait a while longer for your visit. Life is not done with you yet! You are so awesome and strong and one of the most loving and caring people I know. I'm glad you now know where to heal and the process has begun. My blessings on your journey. Much love, Suzanne

Mike Milberger - Monday, August 9th, 2010 8:01 PM
Dear A: You mentioned in your email about not getting Viagra ads on this site. Just call me if you need some.
Heard from Jeanne that you're going to have a tough time in the next several months. Well, you sing about toughness, that of our father's, mother's, etc., so I know you have it in your heart. My best wishes are with you. xoxoxo Mike

Linda Allen - Monday, August 9th, 2010 7:30 PM
Anne, please know that my loving thoughts and prayers are with you. Am sending you light, courage, and fifty bucks for the journey--
Love, Linda

Sheila Liming - Monday, August 9th, 2010 6:55 PM
Hi, Anne! This time last year, we were in Seattle, sharing the stage and singing out for single-payer, inspiring audiences to believe in a better future for health care. This time this year, I'm in Seattle again, sending you love and best wishes. Get well soon!

Sheila Liming - Monday, August 9th, 2010 6:48 PM
Hello, Anne! This time last year, we were sharing the stage in Seattle, singing out for single-payer, and inspiring audiences to believe in a better future of health care. This time this year, I'm in Seattle again, thinking of you and sending love your way.

Ellen urphy - Monday, August 9th, 2010 6:48 PM
Dearest Anne, May your spirit be resilient, your strength enduring, your doctors brilliant and caring, your friends and family sustaining, and may your gains far outweigh the rotten luck!

Rick Lacy - Monday, August 9th, 2010 6:20 PM
Dear Anne, You were the first musician that I met in Pittsburgh in 1968 when I answered an ad you placed in the paper. Over the years we've had our ups and downs but I want you to know that, for those 42 years, you have always been one of my favorite people and I love you very much. Please get well soon. Rick

Mike Felten - Monday, August 9th, 2010 5:51 PM
Hi Anne, Had lung issues a couple months ago. Came back better than ever. I know you will too. Miss the smokes though.
Best to you

Richard Sentner, jr. - Monday, August 9th, 2010 5:35 PM
I wish you all the best. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, though in the other direction, in Sewickley. Shadyside Hospital rang a clear bell. The Pittsburgh hospitals have a worldwide reputation for being among the country's best.

Russ & Dixie Mahan - Monday, August 9th, 2010 5:26 PM
We are so sorry to hear of your lung problems. We have heard you several times here in Sarasota, FL, most of them at the old Fogertyville, and at WSLR fund raisers. We will keep you in our prayers, and know with all your friends pulling for you, you will have a speedy recovery.

John Mason - Monday, August 9th, 2010 5:12 PM
Anne, please get better soon, you are in my prayers.

Kendyll Stansbury - Monday, August 9th, 2010 4:55 PM
So sorry to hear about your tumor. You've done your bit for single payer; you didn't need to become a poster child for its necessity.

I gave my check to Shelley, so it will arrive with other Western Workers'. I want you to know that you are in good company. I've donated to Utah Phillips after his heart operation and to Rosalie Sorrels for her brain tumor. It's not a loan; it's a partial replacement of the taxes I should be paying for a single payer health care system that covers everyone -- folk singers (to whom I'm partial) and Tea Party members (to whom I'm not).

I'm thinking of you, Anne, and am glad that you have a big support group, near and far. Be sure to send your CDs to Western Workers if you can't come. I'll hawk them in your absence.

Im thinking really ugly thoughts about your tumor and envisioning attacking it with a pitchfork (it worked for my cat's feline leukemia, but don't skip the medical treatments).

Steve Key - Monday, August 9th, 2010 4:17 PM
Hi Anne--Reba just wrote to tell me about your situation. I'm wishing you all the best. Tonight I'm working with your friend Raina Rose, hosting her on a showcase. Perhaps I'll sing a song in your honor as well. Take care...

Grady Ross Daugherty - Monday, August 9th, 2010 3:51 PM
Dear Anne, lots of love and best wishes from Santa Monica - Grady

Joe Uehlein - Monday, August 9th, 2010 3:42 PM
Hey Anne ~ The progressive movement needs you back on the road! Get well soon, and please keep us posted. All my love and best wishes, and of course a financial contribution via your site! All the positive light we can muster coming your way! Joe Uehlein

Pat Wynne - Monday, August 9th, 2010 1:28 PM
Dear Ann, We send you healing energy from our hearts.
Medical science has progressed and there is lots of hope for a complete recovery. You are very valuable and we love you.
Pat and Bernie

Tom Breiding - Monday, August 9th, 2010 1:24 PM
Hi Anne,
I just learned of your illness and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you recover sooner than expected and that I will see you again in the near future. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
Your friend,

Ian Robb - Monday, August 9th, 2010 1:21 PM
Wishing you all the best as you go through these tough times. A speedy return to health!

Siena y álvaro - Monday, August 9th, 2010 1:21 PM
Hello Anne, Dan mentioned the news recently and we're glad to see you've kept your spirits and can receive all the comfort and love these hard times tend to bring. Hoping you can relish in the love amidst all the other difficulties. We send our best wishes from Ecuador.

Victoria Parks - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:52 PM
Healing comes from within and you are one of the most "comes from within" person I have ever met, a Blessing to us all. You can get through this. You are an inspiration to me. Pittsburgh is just 4 hours from me. It is time I paid YOU a visit. Cho Ku Rai xoxoxoxo

Dianne Tornay - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:42 PM
Sorry to hear your health news. My son says you will get better "because she's a good person" (we heard you sing at the CMC in Gainesville). Get well soon!

Emma Lee Hartle - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:31 PM
I met you so long ago I can't even count and I'm a good good friend of Phoebe's. You're Irish, girl! You're a survivor! Be strong and know how very much you are loved.

Kathleen Joyce - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:25 PM
So very sorry to hear your news. I've been a fan for twenty years here in Pittsburgh. Enjoyed you at the Pour House in Carnegie many times. You have the necessary courage to get through this, and you are in good hands with doctors at Shadyside. I've been going to Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside since 2007, and I'm still here! Good luck in your coming battle.

Sharleen Leahey - Monday, August 9th, 2010 12:08 PM
I met you years ago at PMN and wanted to take your workshop this past January in Queens, but sadly had a conflict. I'm a singer and songwriter and have admired your talent from afar. I'm so sorry I never got a chance to say hi amidst all the running around and commitments . . . but I so wanted to. I must tell . . . About a week ago saw a documentary about the "Battle in Seattle" and was thrilled to see you singing "Go to jail for Justice" as scenes of the police taking away demonstrators were being shown. Your voice and intense energy were an awesome and powerful addition to those scenes.

I am sending you waves of healing vibrations which I visualize radiating love and light through every cell within you. Please know I will be thinking of you. You will get well . . . our world needs you well.
Love always,
Sharleen Leahey

Devorah Tarrow - Monday, August 9th, 2010 10:34 AM
Hi, Anne! Devorah from Aesthetic Realism. We were at the Botto House together several May Days. Get well very soon! Devorah

Abby Goldsmith - Monday, August 9th, 2010 10:28 AM
We already knew that there is no justice. You don't need to get sick to prove it. Gainesville (FL) loves you and loves your music. Wishing you the best and sending love and healing thoughts.

Bob Brozman - Monday, August 9th, 2010 10:07 AM
Please get well soon, the world needs your music!

Laurie Siegel - Monday, August 9th, 2010 9:35 AM
I met you at PMN this past January. I'm one of the Walkabouters who attended your Sunday morning workshop. I was inspired then by your strength and presense. I found out about your current health issues through the PMN yahoo groups site. Sending you healing thoughts of speedy recovery.

Mick Martin - Monday, August 9th, 2010 8:12 AM
I guess you will win "poop the floor"? Annie... get well, we love you!

Jonathan - Monday, August 9th, 2010 7:43 AM
Hi ! I hope you'll be fine soon and keep on fighting !

Tom Santoni - Monday, August 9th, 2010 5:32 AM
Hi Anne. This is Tom Santoni, your djembe-playing and sound reinforcement friend from your concerts at the UU Church in St. Augustine, FL. Stay strong, Anne, and that doesn't mean not crying. My best wishes and thoughts are coming your way. I received the news of your health from my friend Marilyn who is in Michigan for the summer. I'm continuing to teach peace and justice through music to kids in my little farm worker town of Hastings, FL. We love you. Tom

Kenne Svedberg - Monday, August 9th, 2010 2:43 AM
Hello Anne ! I´s been a while and I´m sad to hear about your health , but as you said it´s good to know what´s wrong . I saw you perform in Sweden two years ago , in Smedjebacken together with Jan Hammarlund.A concert i never forget ! - I was very happy to get invited to you and your husband after the show . We had some food and played some : A wonderful evening
Hope you will get better soon / Kenne

Per Fagereng - Monday, August 9th, 2010 1:54 AM
Hi Anne,
I know you can get through it, because I have for the last five years. We're part of a growing family. Love from General Strike.

Gary Lawrence - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:58 PM
Your friends & supporters in Canada have you in ours minds and hearts during this time of struggle and tribulation. Hang in there!

Gary Lawrence - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:52 PM
Your friends and supporters in Canada have you in their minds and hearts during this struggle and tribulation. Hang in there!

Palmer Short - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:36 PM
Anne, have enjoyed your concerts here at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in St Augustine so much. I can feel it my bones you will be back next year. So keep on picking and plucking.


Robin Nadeau - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:35 PM
Dear Anne, My love and prayers join all the thousands of others who have been captivated by your charm, zest and talent. The wild Florida orange marmalade lady. Robin

Lisa Barr - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:33 PM
colonics--someone said--none better than Alice Sorokie of Partners in Wellness in Chicago. I could meet you there if you wanted to try some alternatives for a week. I'd have a place for us to stay....

Palmer Short - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:32 PM
Anne , have enjoyed your annual concerts here in at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in St Augustine so much .I can feel it in my bones you will be back next year. Keep picking and plucking.


Lorna Burnell - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:31 PM
Anne, we met at a LERC training in Eugene, Oregon. I'm so sorry to hear
about your illness. You are in my thoughts & prayers. In Solidarity, Lorna Burnell

Lorna Burnell - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:26 PM
Anne, we met at a LERC training in Eugene, Oregon. I'm so sorry to hear
about your illness. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Kim Person - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:14 PM
Anne, we met years ago outside the showers at Kerrville...You asked me how the water was and I told you it was just like a beach in Miami....of course I lied...: - ) I just wanted to let you know you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this illness. musically, Kim

Marco Frucht - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:53 PM
Be well and be good Anne!
I'm just one additional person rooting for your speedy and wholesale recovery.

Marco Frucht - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:46 PM
Be well and be good Anne!

I'm just one additional person rooting for your speedy and wholesale recovery.


clay harris - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:39 PM
dear anne:
u dont know me but i know chris chandler when he was helping out at a space in takoma park, md a few years back....
please,please get well. praying is always an option that i can send ( as well as some donations)

Vanessa and Jason Houk - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:58 PM
We are all right there with you in spirit and hope you can feel the love across the miles. You have so many friends here in Ashland, as we know you do all over the world. You've been the voice for so many working class people and we all admire you so much! We also know that you are incredibly strong, please remember that! We look forward to seeing you again once you beat the hell out of that cancer!

Kathleen Peeples - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:54 PM
This is very odd to me because I was thinking about you strongly this morning. I even inboxed you on fb. As we say in my culture, I must have picked your spirit up. I admire you so much and I pray that you have a safe and full recovery. I guess even hell-raisers need take your time and rest and we will see you on the battle field soon. Be Blessed!

Ann Wright - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:43 PM
Dear Anne,

Whoa, holy smoke. You are so right, what changes in one's life a phone call can make!

And what a difference an email makes to find that a friend is having health challenges-- I think we all are stunned!

Your strength in song and spirit have kept so many going through difficult times--in person and on CDs in the car you have lifted my spirits.

It was great to see you in Detroit at the US Social Forum and to hear your words and songs of history that remind us of those before us who have taken the tough roads for conscience and justice.

I am playing "Going to Jail for Justice" in your honor right now!

You are in our prayers.

I'm finally home in Hawaii for a few weeks--if time in the warm weather later in the fall or winter would help, mi casa es su casa!

David Westphal, the MadBrewer - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:30 PM
Anne, I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I will hold you tight in my heart, as I sing songs of healing for you tonight. And I will raise my glass in your honor and hell-raising spirit, and offer a toast to your health! Look forward to singing with you again - in warmth, glee, and full health - the next time you are in Seattle and among us, your friends, the Seattle Labor Chorus.

David Poklinkoski - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:25 PM

Just got the news from Brother Sadlowski. Stay strong sister! Lots of love and solidarity, DAVE

Paul Bigman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:16 PM
Hey, Anne - You've got one helluva huge extended family, and we're all here for you. I'll pass the news along to other folks in JwJ and ILWU. Lookin' forward to hearing how quickly you overcome this, and to seeing you back in the northwest.

Love & solidarity,

Robert Hutchinson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 7:52 PM
Be strong, like you always have been. Keep the fear at bay. You are surrounded by love and caring.
When I got the email from Boyd, I was working on a presentation for Pure Reform. We're trying to force the Pittsburgh Public School District to service the schools in the East End and the Hill without using the same apartheid tactics they have in the past. I teach at Faison K-8 in Homewood now and when you are better, we could use some of your hellraising to get the PFT off its fat ass and lend a hand.


Gloria Morotti - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 7:27 PM
Hi Anne~

I'm so sorry to hear you are unwell. I have been for some while and know of a lot of alternative therapies you can use. First and foremost is liquid zeolite, a mineral found in volcanic areas that attaches itself to toxic material and pulls it out of the body. Great for malignancies or tumors that are not malignancies. It pulls out chemo, pulls out whatever isn't good for you. A company called Waoira sells it under the name Natural Cellular Defense. You can contact my friend Mary Negris and talk with her about your situation.

Mary Negris
828-266-5038 Try this one first. In NC for the summer.

Have lots more resources. Call me if you like. Ooops. They wouldn't let me put the URL. Call Mary and she'll give it to you. Or callme.

Gloria Morotti

- Sunday, August 8th, 2010 7:15 PM
Dearest Anne,,
I am overwhelmed by your bad luck!!!!!!
Your powerful, captivating voice and beautiful spirit is everywhere!!
I'm happy but not surprised that you are surrounded by friends, admirers and allies.
I will certainly send money, but especially also loving wishes for a very speedy full recovery!!!!!
I will also spread the word.
Please keep me posted.
Much Love and healing thoughts go with this note. The world needs you!!!!!!
Your friend and admirer

Betty Sarafin - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 7:06 PM
Hi Anne,
Now I'm REALLY SORRY I didn't get together with you in Lexington the last time you were here. My fault, my own fault. I'm sending you lots of love, hope and positive vibes. Your a survivor and I have no doubt you'll get through this with the strength and courage you carry within, and with song/music. Love you, sister!

lloyd - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:52 PM
Anne, you're out there for all of us who are better suited to sit in the audience . . . I am sure everyone wants to join your immediate support group, as you are loved by so many . . . prayers and well wishes will come from here to you evry day!

Alice Carlson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:38 PM
You are in my thoughts, and I am sending positive energy your way from the Oregon South Coast. Please take good care of yourself.

cheryl haines - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:30 PM
Anne: I will add you into my daily meditations of positive energy, healing, and peace. Your performance at the DeKalb, IL UU was my first listen to your wit and political savvy and satire, which I so enjoyed. Healing power and energy......from me to you. Chari

susan frazier - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:25 PM
i know your hell-raisin' self will beat this anne... with me and all of the rest of your friends and family sending the energy you need to fight it! the energy i've been getting from my friends (including you!) has made all the difference for me this past year. as it will for you, because you are so loved! love ya...

Gary Lawrence - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:24 PM
Many of your supporters in Canada are thinking of during this time of trial. Keep up the struggle...

Terry and Sonia - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:10 PM
Hi Anne,
We are sending you more love than you know. If there is anything we can do including covering anything for you please just let us know. We just spent the last month between gigs with Sonia's dads at Swedish in Seattle and know how hard this is. We love you and hope treatments react faster than anticipated.
A little money is on the way too but sending you even greater energy!
love Terry and Sonia

James Wood - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:09 PM
I was shocked to hear of your illness, Anne, but I know a fighter like you will fight until you're completely well. You'll be in my thoughts, and certainly in my prayers...

Reba Heyman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 5:29 PM
Anne, I wish you a speedy recovery.
I'll never forget when we met you at Kerrville after Vic had ordered your tape by mail. And watching you watch Peter Paul and Mary sing your song on the stage at Kerrville.
You're a fighter. You'll beat this!!!!!

Joanne Narad - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 5:28 PM
Well, this news sucks. As a two-time survivor myself, with a husband currently in chemo, I've learned 3 things...1)this road is going to hard 2)life goes on before, during, and after 3) attitude is everything! This doesn't define you or change who you are. It's just another challenge. You'll be OK.

Grace Cox - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:57 PM
Now that I'm through (temporarily) stamping my feet and cursing at this lousy news, I hope you know how much I am inspired by you. I'm way the fuck out here in Oly, but ready to drop anything if you need it. I'm sure you're surrounded by more help than you can stand at this moment, but if that changes, don't you dare forget to ask. I'll try to keep up with Lexulous, at least!

Janet Bates - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:44 PM
Hi Anne, Just got word of your tumour. I can sure relate to "the world being turned around in one day" effect. Let me know when you are having surgery so I can phone you at 3 am the morning of your surgery :)
Sending warm thoughts
Janet Bates

Robin Harrison - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:36 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you sister, along with all of our PAL girls at local 231!

Robert Cunningham - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:10 PM
Hi Anne, I was very sorry to hear about your medical condition. I hope everything works out for you. I met you at Janet Bates home in Bandon, OR in 2008, and again in L.A. at the "SingOut for Single Payer Healthcare Roadshow on July 2, 2009. I told Janet about your condition and took the liberty of sending her your e-mail. We'll all pulling for you. Hang in there.

Steve Deasy - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:05 PM
Hi Anne,
It was a blast seeing you at Kerrville and the Great Labor Arts Exchange and the action at Andiamos - what fun! Sorry to hear about this set back - mortality - damnit, I hate to be reminded of that. Will be holding you in the light until we can sing and raise hell again!

Dick Weissman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:01 PM
You should have known better than to ask for jokes

Randy Newman visited Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller in search of some arranging work> Leiber told him how he got into the business., He and MIke had come to NY and were told to go see Gene Goodman, Benny's older brother at Arc Publishing. Leiber had the songs written out on yellow legal sheets. he did the first song. Goodman took the song crumpled it up and threw it in the waste basket, and said "piece of shit." the same ceremony was repeated for a 2nd and 3rd song. For the 4th song, Leiber changed tactics. he crumpled the lyric up himself and threw it away, saying "piece of shit." Goodman looked at him, and said, "let me see that, kid." He looked at the lyric and said, "you know you're right it is a piece of shit, but it's the kind of shit that we can use."

Leiber then hired Newman to do the arrangement on Peggy Lee's hit, "Is That All There Is."

got into the business.

Deborah Van Kleef - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:00 PM

I've admired your spirit and dedication for many years, so it was great to be able to join you on stage last year during the health care fight. Thanks for your energy, generosity and unfailing commitment.

Please know you will be in my thoughts and Jim's as well during the coming days, weeks and months.

Love & solidarity

Deborah Van Kleef

Valerie Davis - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 3:48 PM
My heart is with you. I will pray to the Creator for your speedy recovery.

Melissa Javors - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 3:47 PM
Hi Anne- Sorry to hear you will have such a challenge. You are a true fighter! I'll be thinking of you, and will send $50.00 to your address.

Patty Lyman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 2:48 PM
Ann, hope you weather through this in flying colors. Wish you the best.
Patty Lyman (Seattle Labor Chorus)

Jim Page - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 2:32 PM
Hey Anne......... I just read your email about your illness. So you got some reactionary cells trying to stage a coup. Don't they know who they're dealing with? They don't stand a chance! Sing, organize, struggle and win!

We need you.

Kerry ("Call me Fishmael") Johnson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 2:10 PM
For what it's worth, I'm thinking of you Anne, from here in Bellingham, Washington (I just got your email). Please be good to yourself. Thanks for all you do.

Phoebe - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 2:02 PM
Anne, I just got your email. I guess your friends were not so far off base at your birthday dinner by suggesting that you slow down a bit. I fervently hope that this enforced slow-down will end with you in renewed health and your usual energy for many, many more years to come!I left a message on your phone. PLEASE, except for a trip to my mother's this week, I am here. Whatever you need, just let me know. Your friendship means the world to me, so please let me help in any way I can. Tell those doctors to take good care of you!
Much love,

Thomas Bias - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 1:06 PM
Anne, you've been fighting for us for so many years; now it's time for the rest of us to fight for you. I'm sharing your news with everyone I know; I'll mention it today at the Cranford, NJ, Peace Fair. And I will suggest to Bennet Zurofsky that the NJ IUC Solidarity Singers make a donation from our treasury. You've been a great friend to us; now it's our turn to step up. I am a cancer survivor myself, though I was lucky to have a very treatable form that was caught early. I would like nothing better than for you to join the "Survivors' Club." I love you, Anne, as do all the NJ Solidarity Singers, and we wish you all the best!

Brian Charlton - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 1:02 PM
Hi Anne,
From all your friends in the Comox Valley of BC we wish you safe passage through your present ordeal and look forward to you singing and raising hell a little farther down the road. You are always welcome here.

Margi Willowmoon - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:58 PM
Best wishes, Anne. You are an inspiration to us all!
~Margi in Corvallis, OR.

Mike Matejka - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:55 PM
Dear Anne - our hearts & thoughts are with you. The donation has been made, the message forwarded onto others, particularly to the PAL strikers at LiUNA 231 in Pekin, IL you aided so much last year.
John Penn's dad, age 84, just went through what sounds like a similar thing. 3 weeks ago I was visiting with him at the hospital, now he's back driving around town and out at the union hall every morning, as he has for many years. Just keep that strong spirit of your's going, be gentle with yourself to pace your rest and recovery. My cancer diagnosis came in 2006 and I was under the knife the day after Labor Day (after running around and organizing the parade all morning). It took a good six months to feel like I was really back. In the meantime, I took plenty of naps, listened to soothing music and enjoyed good friends and the food and healing spirits they shared.
Not just a nation but a world is going to be praying, hoping and sending you support. Hang in there and don't let the dark cloud hinder your wonderful spirit.
Mike Matejka
Bloomington, IL

harry levine - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:54 PM
Much strength and love to you in dealing. You are awesome and amazing......

Randy Fullerton - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:51 PM
Anne, you know we are all with you in thought and spirit my friend. This set-back will turn into the lyrics for a new song a little farther down the trail. Love and hugs! :-)

Chris Chandler - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:49 PM
I love you and know first hand how much better the world is because of you. Get well soon. call anytime you feel up to it. I love Anne Feeney!

lil berger - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:42 PM
EMAIL DR OZ AT Columbia Presbyterian he is a cardiac Surgeon Carole King has an apt in Brooklyn she does not use much

David Cambest - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:33 PM
Anne, I am in the burgh and would like to pay you a visit later this week, would that be OK?

Margi Willowmoon - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:31 PM
Best wishes, Anne. You are an inspiration to us all!

- Sunday, August 8th, 2010 12:17 PM
Sweetie if anyone can kick this thins arse, it is you. Do your research and watch out for the westerners. Please contact my dear friend Dr. Alan Uretz who is a walking ball of chi and can treat friends or interesting patients for free --teaches at pacific college of oriental medicine 909 montrose Chicago 773-370-1408.
I still reflect upon 3 days last fall when I went from being relatively frantically despondant to happily coping--and the difference, dear lady, was your arrival with David and Reiko and Leila. I will greatly cherish the personal time you gave me at a time when I was seriously under the gun. It gave me courage to be myself. And there's a federal case in IL western district as a result I do believe!
So do your research in holistic stuff. I think I just rustled up a gig for the fall for me--so here's my offering:
if you need me to schlep to that archive to gather stuff about your granddad so you may write while healing (sometimes a passionate distraction heals the soul--and the soul heals etc..) Do not hesitate to tell me where to go what to seek and I shall. Anytime after oct 1 works for me. Xoxoxo

elena klaver - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:54 AM
love to you, dear sister, i went through non-hodgkin's lymphoma 9 years ago , also with love and support from my community. ¡sí se puede! you are in my prayers and in those of many thousands of others, love to you, elena in colorado

Saria Andrew - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:49 AM
Sorry to hear that you are sick. i will concnetrate on sending good vibes your way and keep dancing for justice. Saria

Ray M. Wolfe, III - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:47 AM
I saw you briefly during a workshop at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit. I bought a CD and have been listening to it alot lately. I really enjoy your music and I am sorry to hear about your illness. I sure hope to get to come to one of your shows once you're back on your feet.

Harriette Seiler - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:46 AM
With your fighting spirit, you will sing on through this. All your fans will be pulling for you.

Ingrid Ellerbee and Deanne Croan - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:42 AM
We love you Anne and will miss you at Kerrville. Sending you our love from Austin! Wishing you the strength to get through this.

Hillary Keyes - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:40 AM
Wow. Hillary "Not Clinton" here, from CODEPINK South Florida, we met at the Quaker meeting house in Lake Worth. I'm the one who told you how hearing your song "Have you been to jail for Justice" got me out of my comfort zone and to a major protest the following day. I just saw your message! I'm SO sorry to hear about your health and the challenge ahead... Sending you healing thoughts and much love for a full and speedy recovery!

Joe 'Lil Joe' Gutierrez - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:39 AM
Dear Ann, my heart and prayers go out to you for a complete and speedy recovery. Say a special prayer to Our Lady - as you know I'm Catholic and I love our Blessed Mother. I've been in many a tight spot throughout my almost 70 years and She's been my constant companion. Pray, Hope and don't worry!

I have to pick Eddie (Sadlowski) up this Tuesday morning. I'll let him know about your condition. Just to let you know... Eddie and Our Lady are good friends.
Best to you,
Lil' Joe

Dick Weissman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:37 AM
One of my best friends has had a similar problem, and has successfully been treated. It's a hard road, but you have the determination and willpower to make it, and
we need your voice!
Dick Weissman

Vivian Price - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:36 AM
I make films,teach,and work on social justice issues. Your music and ideas inspire me and my students!

Dave Lippman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:32 AM
Yikes, this is terrible. I'm doing my version of prayers for your full recovery. I'm sure Ireland can get by without you for a few weeks but not the labor movement.

Rick Staggenborg, MD - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:11 AM
I am very sorry to hear of your suffering, Annie. You know that my thoughts and prayers are always with you.

On the bright side, I am not really worried, because ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG!

Patty Allen and Terry Fritter - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 11:03 AM
Hey Sweetie, We are so sorry to hear the news. But you ain't going anywhere, my friend. There is too much work to be done. We're proud just to know you and happy to help any way we can. In the meantime, remember that laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures. Lotsa love and hugs.

Jimmy Kelly - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:49 AM
"So I guess I will have to do it while O am here..." damn it! well it was great to see you at the Oregon Country fair and when I get home from seeing the fabulous SFMime troop play I will send songs. Of solidarity and Love! Jimmy Kelly

Bev Grant - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:47 AM
Well, that really sucks! You are one of my heroes, sis, and I take comfort in knowing what a fighter you are, although I know this isn't your battlefield of choice. I'm here, if there's anything I can do, and I will definitely be keeping you right here in my heart. Love Bev

Melinda Jones - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:34 AM
Anne - I have seen your performances in Indianapolis, Indiana. I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back to doing what you do best - singing your great songs, and fighting for workers rights, women's rights, peace and justice, and healthcare for everyone!

charlene anderson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:33 AM
Met you in San Diego last May 2010 I think Well wishes and hopoe extended,lots of love too! I'm not in a union, I'm a nurse, but I'm an elected trustee to a public hosp board where I protect the union nurses' contract. just wrongfuly terminated myself, understand how important the union contract is. Your hellraising spirit will see you through. You have an army in the health professionals to fight on the battlefield of Anne to win this lumpy lung war! xoxoxo

toni ciardullo - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:31 AM
Hope you are feeling well soon. May all the wonderful song-justice energy you have put out go right back at you. Your letter assures strapped people like me not to dig deep. If that changes, I can do without a little to help. toni ciardullo who heard you at a house concert in/on Queen Anne. Good luck!

Gilberto Perez - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:09 AM
My love and prayers, I am one on the crazy Buddhist monks of the Nipponzan Myohoji order on Bainbridge Island, WA. We met on a native sacred peace walk in California...Un abrazo muy fuerte.

Kathleen O'Nan - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:06 AM
Dear Anne,
I feel as if we are old friends because of your music and because we have several friends in common (particularly Maureen Sheenan and Al Cholger in Detroit, Mary McGinn in Boston and undoubtedly others). Thank you for letting us know of your ordeal and giving us a chance to help a bit. (I've made a donation through PayPal.) When you've recovered enough, I would be delighted to offer you a spot in L.A. to lounge in the sun and complete recuperation!
Healing hugs to you,

Laura Albert - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 10:02 AM
Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jesse's Mom and so glad my son found your beautiful, loving, caring, talented daughter! Quietly hellraising at US Airways! The best amunition I have, is knowing my contract and making my company stick to it, which can be very challenging at times. If I can do anything for you, let me know!
Good thoughts, good vibes, Laura

Vicki Bell - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:59 AM
So sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I am glad you have the strength of friends and family around you, and of your own indomitable spirit! Just sent a donation from my and my husband, Tom Schnorr. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

William Hogsett - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:53 AM
You are in the thoughts and prayers of countless people, Anne. You have my love and appreciation for all that you have done so far- and all that you will do after you beat this. Here is to a speedy, full recovery!

Deborah Jones Nagy - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:51 AM
Dear Anne,
I am one of Barb Ingall's sisters. We met at a concert you did in the Detroit area a fews years back. After introductions, you, Barb and I sang some impromptu Tom Lehrer songs. You mean the world to Barb and Bob, as well as countless others. My prayers and support go out to you. Peace!

William Hogsett - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:50 AM
You are in the thoughts and prayers of countless people, Anne. All of my love and appreciation for all that you have done and all that you will do after you beat this.

Julius Margolin - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:35 AM
Anne, Dear, while I miss you I don't expect to see you anytime soon. There's too much work to be done. Take care of yourself!

Fondly, Julius

Margot Izard - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:16 AM
Dear Anne,

Almost 35 years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and wrote a song that began:

Danger crept in slowly
and opened my heart wide,
and all my friends
came inside
and said WE love you

It was never famous, and I forget the rest now except that it was how they healed me and I healed/united/opened them. The big WE when someone needs us.

So here's to the big WE.

And here we are.

Margot Izard
Duncan BC

Gerd - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 9:14 AM
Thanks for some wonderful days in Lund. Gerd

Jay Kohn - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:59 AM
Anne, your legions of friends and supporters are spreading the news and we trust that you will soon see an outpouring of amazing support and love; please take this time to rest and recover your good health so that your amazing energy and focus can once again be on the work you love and need. All the best - Jay

Jimmy Peterson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:46 AM
You're a fighter and loved by many. You'll be in my thoughts, and I'm here to help in any way I am able. Solidarity!

Mel Packer - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:34 AM
We're with you, hang in as you always have done. The struggle goes on and you're as much a part of it now as you have always been. We're not far from you, call if you need something.

Susan Rimby - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:26 AM
I'm praying for you and hoping for a speedy and full recovery. The world needs all the hell-raising women it can get!

Harvey Smith - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:21 AM
So sorry to hear of this, You are a fighter and this will be another battle to be won. Rest and take care of yourself. You WILL be back stronger then ever. LOve peace and solidarity my Comrade

David DePoe - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:08 AM
David DePoe, Toronto
My thoughts are with you as you begin your healing journey. I hope things go well today. I am five years out from cancer treatment, and am healthy.
I have a very close friend who is clear for more than a year. It can be done! Please take all the time you need to get healthy, with the the support of everyone who cares about you.

Chris Abbey - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:08 AM
Anne, So sad & shocked to hear your health news...will be posting $50 as soon as I can remember where I left my's in the house somewhere. Michael & I send Love & the BEST THOUGHTS to you & will raise as much hell as we can whenever possible!

steve sherman - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:02 AM
We hope the bright sun of Florida continues to fill your heart. You have brought us many happy hours through your cd's and visits including Stetson Kennedy's birthday event. Your attitude has inspired us - now we would like to share back with you with our wishes for a swift and complete recovery

Andy Fite - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 8:01 AM
Hi Anne! Wow, what a drag! I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this. But isn't that wild, the relief you can just knowing what the hell is going on? Best of luck and least discomfort, speedy recovery and a radiant stretch of happiness on the other side of this!

Kipp Dawson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 7:46 AM
Sending you love and virtual hugs from Boston. Will be home (Pittsburgh!) before too long to join friends and family in supporting our beloved Anne close by. Thank you for letting us be there with you. How does that song go, "You're in our hearts, you're in our souls, you'll be our friends should we grow old . . ." Not as good as your words, but will do for now. Love you, Anne!!

Tim Nolan - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:57 AM
You are in my thoughts and prayers. LOVE & PEACE Tim Nolan

Jacqui Adams (Scotland) - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:24 AM
Sorry to hear you news and offer you my best wishes and will you strength to cope with this. As somebody whose husband is very ill and waiting for a Bone Marrow Transplant I know how devastating it is to suddenly become ill and how costly that can be. It's time to rest, laugh and complain and make sure your wishes are respected.Don't let everybody make your decisions.Good Luck

Jason Luckett - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 6:18 AM
Dear Anne, I'm sending so much love. I'm glad you're in Pittsburg, close to many loved ones. I'll be checking in and am hoping for a speedy recovery!

Peter Henry - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 5:20 AM
Thank you for the CD I bought at the Oregon Country Fair. It's always good to see you. I am really sorry to hear you are so sick and I wanted to say my heart is with you. A check is "in the mail."

Leslie Sirag - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:58 AM
So sorry to hear about your cancer, but happy that it's been diagnosed and will be treated. What you can do, besides follow doc's orders, is laugh a lot & complain a lot--a stiff upper lip produces bad outcomes for this stuff.
Also, your medical bills may be high enough for Medicaid to kick in--check it out--I'd certainly prefer to see tax $ supporting you than buying more weapons.

Randy Nelson - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:08 AM
I imagine your apparent boundless energy
masked your medical condition. I wish you a speedy but calm recovery. I regret missing your appearances here in Sweden this summer. But I look forward to more performances in the future here, or in Seattle.

Gabe McCloskey-Ross - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:08 AM
Annie, Get well soon, we still have a world to win and we need you in the struggle. Any thing you need, my Comrade and old friend, I am here.



John Casey - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 4:05 AM

I'll do whatever I can to help. Need to get you back to your music. As good as Shadyside is, it's no fit place for the "greatest labor singer in America."

Are visitors allowed?

Phoebe Anne Sorgen - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 3:37 AM
A bright highlight of the US Social Forum in Detroit was the standin rm only benefit concert you pulled off for striking electricians. Such music. Such spirit. After the wall song, it was Col. Anne Wright who started the chant from the back, "Tear down the wall! tear down the wall!" Yes, and tear down Wall St. while we're at it, and Wallmart. Thanks! Still enjoying your older CD's, and just ordered your latest. How about a song to Abolish Corporate Personhood please?

Christian Bartolf - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 3:19 AM
Good health wishes for you, dear Anne !
Keep on keeping it on !

Andrea Crain - Sunday, August 8th, 2010 3:18 AM
Oh, geez, I am so sorry you're sick!!! :( Please kick that cancer right out.

Anyway, you asked for stories and jokes. I don't have any jokes, but desperate times call for desperately cute kitten videos. It won't let me type in a link on this guestbook, but go to youtube and do a search for "Kitten and his box".

Karen Newman - Saturday, August 7th, 2010 5:07 PM
I love all of your music, Anne. Your new CD with Irish music is superb! I'm going to Ireland next week and I'm sure the tunes will be on my mind in every pub and at the site of every skirmish we visit. Take care of yourself, and thanks so much for the music!

Skyeanna Malito - Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 2:47 AM
I was so happy to see you today Anne! Your show was awesome, and I just had to come home and listen to Ain't Done Nothing If You Ain't Been Called A Red on YouTube since it was stuck in my head.

anne schneider - Saturday, June 26th, 2010 1:27 PM
have you written any songs that would be good "immigrant rights" songs... to protest laws like arizona's 1070?


anne schneider
living in phoenix!

0dhiambo Makaduol - Sunday, June 20th, 2010 4:08 AM
l strongly feel and wish to collaborate with you as partner from Africa{Kenya} since l have a music team called Africa Beats Ohangla playing African beats in Kenya.I wish you choose to partner with me.Faithfully,l am very much interested partnering with you because you have passions to move me in Africa's civil rights,human rights,labour movement,economic rights,social and cultural rights movement with the grassroot communities movement for good leadership in Africa.
l am asocialist for social justice who had been detained for fighting for political freedom by my government in Kenya.l work with workers unions collaborating with my organization called Citizenry Human Welfare Centre inKenya.
Kindly officially sent me your photo though l have seen some in your website.
God Bless You.
Philosopher 0dhiambo Makaduol
N/B;-I want you to come to Kenya,l take you to visit the family of President Barack 0bama and even have a concert in Kisumu City.

Cynthia Bates - Thursday, June 17th, 2010 1:10 PM
I really enjoyed your performance last night at the Labor & Friends banquet. I was there with my husband, who is IBEW Local 1141 member. We both really enjoyed what you do. You were fantastic.

Lee Graham - Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 12:15 AM
looking forward to seeing you in OKC for Labor & Friends banquet in June--hope we get to sing some labor songs together!

Jason Roseboom - Saturday, April 24th, 2010 10:58 AM
Hey, I see that we are both on cd baby for top albums....mine is called Kalamazoo and I also see that you are playing in Kalamazoo tomorrow. Ill be down to check it out. Just sending you some good vibes, its cool what you do. I put my email on here if you wann stay in touch...we seem to be kindred spirits, or at least concerned with the same issues

Chad Gerbe - Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 12:58 AM
Hello, my name is Chad Gerbe, and I am an acoustic-folk musician hailing from Pittsburgh as well. I heard about you from my email-interactions with Evan Greer, whom I understand you are currently on tour with. I will hopefully be able to attend you guys's show in Ambridge on the 28th of April.

I would love to here back from you, so please shoot me an email at I cant post a link to my music here, but I think you would really appreciate what I and my lyrics have to say.

I cant wait to meet you in person on the 28th, and please have a wonderful day.

Chad Gerbe

"The true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love" -Che

Meigs Glidewell - Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 12:49 AM
THANKS for performing in Sarasota on March 14th, at the Lake Osprey Village Cabaret on behalf of NOW. People are still telling me how much they enjoyed hearing you belt them out, esp "Have You Been to Jail..."! It was a pleasure!
Looking forward to seeing you again.

Meigs Glidewell, Sarasota/Manatee NOW

Fran Luck - Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 4:05 PM
I host a feminist radio show and have played songs from "Jail for Justice" many times. My CD somehow got damaged; I wanted to play part of "Rich Man's House" on a show we are doing tomorrow (4-15-10) and was hoping to be able to download that cut. Can't seem to figure out how to do it on yr website. Can you help me out?

Fran Luck
Joy of Resistance

Helen Aguila - Thursday, March 25th, 2010 5:33 PM
I wanted to say THANK YOU for performing at St Maurice Catholic Church on March 23,2010 at the remembrance of OSCAR ROMERO. It was an honor and privelege to hear you sing. May God Bless you always and keep that rebellion alive. I was the first one to read with Ray at intermission. Hope to see u again. It was a great joy to hear ur songs u have a new fan for life

Karen Newman - Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 2:05 AM
I've been listening to your new CD, Enchanted Way all afternoon. It is WONDERFULLLLL!!! I enjoyed every minute of the tour of Ireland two years ago and I am eagerly anticipating the next tour this autumn. I have many pleasant memories of your music, Tom's history lessons and pub-crawling expertise, and Paddy's coach taking me through the beautiful hills, shores and towns in Ireland.
Thanks for sending the CD. Great Craic.

Rev. Todd M. Davis - Sunday, March 21st, 2010 10:00 PM

I heard you once and loved your concert.
I recently became chair of a Beaver County (1 hour NW of Pittsburgh)

peace group called Peace Links. We need to sing more than we do. Could you do a concert for us- our group and guests? Are there other social justice folk singers that you can recommend. We need more like you and Pete Seeger!!


Dennis Blanchard - Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 8:21 AM
Anne, I thoroughly enjoyed your event here in Sarasota on Sunday. Your enthusiasm and humor are beyond compare. I'm currently listening to "Enchanted Way" and it was worth every penny. My Mom was from Belfast and I've spent considerable time there over the years (not to mention getting shot at there) and the songs did my heart good. Today is St. Patrick's Day and my birthday to boot so I have every reason to enjoy the CD. Thanks a million, you're a champion.
Dennis Blanchard,
NOW Florida State Secretary.
Author of: an true story of adventure on the Appalachian Trail.

d@ve - Sunday, March 14th, 2010 1:04 PM
hi anne, I see you have rolled 150,000 visits to your website, congrats on that.

Emily - Thursday, March 11th, 2010 9:52 PM
I was absolutely appalled and offended tonight during your event at UNF. If the event had not been mandatory and had not affected my grade, I would have walked out much sooner than I did. Your views on the military, and your opinion that ROTC programs should removed from colleges campuses that you shared toward the end were extremely offensive to both me and many others in the room. I am a proud, conservative military wife whose tuition is made possible by my husband's career. He is currently deployed, protecting YOUR freedom, and I believe you should have shown more respect to the men and women in the service who make that possible. Saying they are only there to follow orders and not think for themselves is highly disturbing to me. Your presentation in NO way prepared my classmates and me for the career in Elementary Education we are pursuing, and I plan on speaking to my professor and dean about why they think having you come to our school is necessary to our education. I think you are radically outspoken and very ungrateful to the people who made it possible for you to even HAVE freedom of speech. I believe you are a communist, and a marxist, and you showed no compassion or respect for people who may have had opposing views. We sat there and respectfully listened to you bash the things that we hold dear with no regard to how it may have made some people feel. Your viewpoints were not welcomed by the students in the room, and many of us left with a bad taste in our mouths. I am not saying this because I'm a conservative, nor because I am a proud military wife. I am sharing with you how I feel because I am a future Elementary school teacher, and NOTHING you said could have been used in my classroom.

Richard Wagner - Friday, February 19th, 2010 12:43 PM
I hear you frequently on the Brother Stan show here in Jax FL. I really enjoy your music and your comments. I really enjoyed your song "You will answer". Keep up the good fight!

Lew Cox - Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 6:08 PM
I see your 1:30 pm performance time in Olympia. That doesn't seem very worker-friendly. I would have like to have gone. Please have your booking manager check out the Capitol Theater for an evening show.

Jeffrey Edelman - Saturday, February 6th, 2010 12:02 PM
Never heard of Anne before perusing the latest UMWA journal online. Bought the mp3 version of Dump the Bosses and love it. Are you coming to Missouri in 2010?

WeatherMan - Friday, January 15th, 2010 7:26 AM
Revolutionary greetings from Ireland, Comrade Feeney. When are you next in Dublin? I''m sure you would be appreciated in this neck of the woods.

alan - Saturday, January 9th, 2010 9:45 PM
Could you support Elvy Moussaka (so) in her bid to legalize medicinal marijuana? She lives in OR but is here for the winter in FL.

Sally Ferguson - Saturday, January 9th, 2010 9:39 PM
I was a resident of Pittsburgh, PA and now live in Melbourne, FL. Any chance you will be performing in Central Florida in 2010?

Sally Ferguson - Saturday, January 9th, 2010 9:33 PM
Would love to get a profile/bibliography so I could share information about Annie Feeney's journey and life with my Unitarian-Universalist friends.

former pshaw resident - Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 2:37 PM
tell Muffin I said hi. Still looks young!! Probably from all the hell-raisin' she has always done. Happy Holidays. [Ms Chiz: I still remember the Christmas when you wrapped all of your gifts in brown paper & plaid ribbon. And when we wrote in the snow in front of the house.] Gloria's daughter

Shelley - Friday, December 11th, 2009 2:08 PM
I am a volunteer at Sacred Lands in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was suggested to me by Jay with the Peace Movement that we hold a concert here for you. We have a once a month music series on the third Friday and I have some other ideas. When will you be in Florida?

Mike Lambert - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 11:43 AM
Hi Anne,
Any chance you can make the "Cost of Delay" vigil next Tuesday at 7 PM at Mellon Square Park downtown? I'll be sure to arrange a sound system!
Mike Lambert

EZ - Friday, October 16th, 2009 10:48 PM
You had a daughter living in Portland or Beaverton area. Do you still make it this direction? We would love to get you out to Goble again. I'm in St. Helens these days but make it to Goble for the open mics.

Buff Carmichael - Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 12:03 PM
Your appearance at the hate-crime response rally on UIS Campus last night added a much needed element to the event. Thank you for taking the time from your schedule to bless us with your songs.

Meryl Johnson - Thursday, October 1st, 2009 9:56 PM
I recently experienced your wonderful voice in Cleveland at the Mad As Hell Doctors Single=Payer conference. the song you dedicated to nurses was quite powerful. Wow, what a gift you have! I have a radio show called "It's About Justice" every Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on WRUW-FM 91.1. I interviewed one of the doctors (Dr. Mark ) last Saturday. Please let me know if you are available to perform on my show. I would have to call you to make it work. Hope you are available Oct. 10, 17, 31 or any Saturday in November. Listen to last Saturday's show at
Meryl Johnson

Mary-Ann Jones - Monday, September 28th, 2009 8:52 PM
Hi, Anne--yes, I was in one of the front rows at the Single-Payer Road Show at the Unitarian Center here in Ashland, Oregon a few weeks ago! It was an exciting, inspiring evening! All ten of the musicians were great, but I especially enjoyed the tall young guy from LA who was planning to go on the entire Single-Payer tour with you! I loved the energy and your music so much that I emailed my daughter and son-in-law in Portland about your date there. They loved your show just as much as I did! Looking forward to seeing you back again in Ashland, Oregon!

Nancy Schimmel - Monday, September 28th, 2009 3:34 PM
I saw the Single Payer Road Show in El Cerrito. I loved it. I've been wearing the t-shirt around but otherwise the only result for me is that I found a new venue, the 33 Revolutions Cafe, and have eaten there and gone to other events there. So they should be glad they hosted it.

Richard Karch - Friday, September 25th, 2009 11:58 AM
Hi Anne,
Several weeks ago I sent a message asking to use a small portion of your National Health Care Now song in my Youtube video. I was rushed to get it up after our parade, while still current. Hope you are ok that I used it.
Deborah Van Kleef also has a small part on it.
Here's the address
Wouldn't take the web address. Go to Marching for Healthcare, Rizerd or Richard Karch

Thanks, Richard
P.S. It kind of stutters in the transitions, but I'll work it out.
PPS: Love the Bo Diddley song. Really added to the piece! Saw Bo years ago here in Mendocino!

darryl holter - Monday, September 21st, 2009 10:23 PM
Do you remember me? We played together in Wisconsin and elsewhere. I am scheduled to play at a labor rally for single payer in LA andI wanted to know if you had any good songs. Mike Honey said he thought you did. If you want to see what I;ve been doing musically check Hope to hear from you.

Karen Newman - Saturday, September 19th, 2009 10:13 PM
Great activism planned for G-20. Thanks for all you do for the working families. Please express my gratitude to the Hen Foundation for supporting your participation. (Presente, Jolie Rickman!)

John Patrick Sullivan - Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 7:21 PM

Keep it real. It makes my labor heart go pitty, bump. I hope you have the most wonderful of Labor Days.

Love to all that continue the struggle,
Esecially you,

John Patrick Sullivan
President, Steamfitters Local 602
Washington, DC

Karen Green Stone - Monday, August 24th, 2009 2:04 PM
Hi Anne,

Rob and I met you in Terre Haute at the Debs Dinner with Kathleen. Our group, Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan is working on the details of "Mad As Hell Doctors Care-A-Van Bus Tour" that's coming through Bloomington on its way to DC. We'd like to sing "We Want National Healthcare Now". Would you be willing to send us the lyrics?

Thanks for all your amazing work.


Janet - Friday, August 21st, 2009 12:46 AM
I finally got a chance to clear my plate and listen to your Swedish TV spot.
you make such a good celebrity!!!

You were cute, and cogent; what a combo!
I'm proud to say I know you.
lots of love,

Jonas Franzen - Monday, August 3rd, 2009 4:32 AM
Hi Anne!

I just listen to you on swedish television. I was really amazed. Fantastic music combined with really good lyrics.

I have been working for the swedish trade union for many years and sometimes perform on trade union conferences.

Keep up the struggle!

Milton Takei - Saturday, August 1st, 2009 9:26 PM

I am a member of the Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network/Jobs with Justice. I was telling someone about a new verse to the "Union Maid" song that I've written. She suggested that I send it to you in case you would want to use it in performances. Here it is:

When this union maid would speak,
She was always far from meek.
She'd address the crowd in a voice so loud
And say what workers all should seek.
She'd never get stage fright,
No matter how bright the light.
She'd sing her songs of company wrongs,
And this is what she'd say:

--Milton Takei

Dragonfly - Thursday, July 30th, 2009 4:35 PM
Anne, it was great to see you at OCF. Sorry I didn't make it on Sunday (& the midnite show) because of the rain. :.{ Take care & we'll see you back in Oregon soon (maybe even Deadwood again). Blessings, Dragonfly

pansy Swinson - Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 2:03 PM
no we can't
who is in charge??
the lobbyists!

Lynn Burow - Monday, July 27th, 2009 7:54 PM
I enjoyed your performance, Sat 7/25/09 at the Evergreen Women's Labor school. Thank you. I bought 4 CD's. Is there someplace to words to the songs, to read while I listen., especially "I'm Gonna Be an Engineer?

John Kirk - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 5:01 PM
Just heard about you on Hartmann - All respect to you for what you are doing! Here is a link to a union song my family band and I put together - "Start Again" - maybe you can do something with it?.. (put in spaces http: // www. thejkirks. com/ music-67.html) Give them hell! John

tom fitzgerald - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 2:01 PM
hi anne! good to see folk activism is still breathing in our tattered nation. btw- as a child, i used to go swimming with andrew hoffman. i wrote a song called american dream(suen~o americano). chk it out at youtube/"cadillacriver". peace - tom fitzgerald

Karen Newman - Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 11:29 PM
Wishing you every success in your upcoming Sing Out For Single Payer Health Care Tour. I hope it is the start of your most successful year yet. Happy Birthday, Anne!

Dragonfly - Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 12:30 AM
Sorry I missed you when you were here in Deadwood in January, but am so glad that I will get to see (maybe more than once) at the Oregon Country Fair (it'll depend on how much work I get roped into doing this year). Take care & see you at the Fair. Blessings, Dragonfly

marilyn kimmerling - Monday, June 29th, 2009 12:35 PM
Good Morning, Anne!
Wanna come to Tacoma, Washington and give a concert for U. Single Payor Health Care? I looked at your schedule and dont see anything booked for July 28 or 29...I'm a Wobblie, a Raging Granny and working hard for Universal Health Care coverage. I heard you when you came to Tacoma a few years ago and LOVED your concert, bought everyone of your CDs I could get my hands on! My phone number is 253 590 6543. I can't find yours or I woulda called you! What is your booking fee, or do you just charge each attendee a certain amount or what? Let us know if you can come since time is getting short and we need to get our venue down fast!
Thanks for reading this,

Marilyn Kimmerling
253 590 6543

Richard Karch - Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 4:34 PM
Just heard your songs for the first time. We have been involved in health care issues and would like to have a song to chant as we go down he street on 4th of July.
We are coming out for the National Health Care Bill HR-676. Medicare for all. I would like to get your lyrics on the Nat Health Care song you do.

Thanks, Richard and Pat Karch

Jack Hereford - Thursday, May 21st, 2009 8:15 PM
You are probably aware of this...

From: Jim Forest
Date: Wed, May 20, 2009

I came to know Fr Larry Rosebaugh in 1968 when we were part of a group
of fourteen people, mainly Catholic priests or members of Catholic
religious orders, who protested the war in Vietnam, and the
involuntary conscription of young men into that war, by burning draft
records that we had taken from offices of the Selective Service System
in Milwaukee. None of us had any military obligation. Two of us, Doug
Marvey and myself had served in the US Navy and been discharged. One
of the group was a professor of economics teaching at the University
of Notre Dame. Another was a Benedictine monk. Perhaps the most humble
member of the group was Fr Larry Rosebaugh. I don?t know if in my
entire life I have known adult as gentle and humble or more committed
to serving the poor. Yesterday, at age 74, he was shot dead in
Guatemala. Reports indicate he was shot by a ?carjacker,? others think
he may have been targeted for assassination. All we can say for
certain is that he was killed yesterday and today is being buried.

Eternal memory!

Jim Forest
Kanisstraat 5
1811 GJ Alkmaar
The Netherlands

Mandy Lease - Monday, May 18th, 2009 3:39 PM
I want to let you know that Randy Purcell passed away on May 16, 2009 complications from diabetes.

George Costa - Saturday, May 16th, 2009 7:29 PM
I think I might know Kenny Burris from the days of '72 in Belmont Shores, Ca and Santa Barbara, Ca.... Could you send me an Eaddress for him? Bless your heart and keep on keepin on...He might know me as 'Piper" or George...we used to live in the same zone, with Howie Moskowitz

Larry Daves - Thursday, May 14th, 2009 4:51 PM
I want to go to Kerrville Folk Festival 5/23-5/24/09 to see you. I have been parenting an eleven year old from San Antonio this past four months and will be taking her home for the summer break. Let me know if you will be at Kerrville that weekend.

Jean Schultz - Thursday, May 14th, 2009 1:53 PM
Heard Have you Been to Jail for Justice on a PP&M it! Sacramento Women's Chorus is intersted in purchasing sheet music and rights to perform.

Josh Griffiths - Monday, May 11th, 2009 6:42 PM

You were incredible! I was a member of the Northern Cambria Labor Chautauqua Team, and found your performance to be incredible! Hopefully, I can see you again in the future!

Tricia Ray - Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 3:08 PM
Hi Anne,I just found your site and loved reading about your work,I knew you a lifetime ago when I lived in the Burgh and went to hear Michael Barrett every week,Brian, Debra and I all live in Tampa now and would love to catch up when you are in town, Brian remembers when you and Kate would drive out to Wexford and swim ,keep up the great work and terrific songs

Erin - Monday, April 20th, 2009 12:49 AM
Hello. I am a student at USU and I am writing my undergrad thesis on the Frontier Strike in Las Vegas. I saw that you sang that song "That's Elardi" in the documentary One Day Longer. I wondered where I could find the lyrics to that song? If you could help that would be great. Thank You. P.S. Your songs are great.

Rosie Costello - Sunday, March 29th, 2009 5:26 PM
I heard your music on Democracy Now! and was wondering if you would like to play at FemCon (a Marxist/Feminist musical benefit) this year. Let me know!!! The show this year is geared toward womans literacy groups in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show is September 25th and 26th in Lansing, Michigan at a venue called Basement 414. Let me know if you are interested in this show!!!
Peace, love, music...
-Rosie Costello
FemCon organizer/founder

Karen Newman - Sunday, March 29th, 2009 4:44 PM
I look forward to your monthly Travelers' Advisory. It is a wonderful first person account of the struggles working families encounter all around the world.
This month I especially enjoyed reading your son Dan's blog about life in Equador.
Keep up the great work, and buck like thunder!

Beth Cooper - Saturday, March 21st, 2009 9:28 PM
AFSCME Local #2345 37th Anniversary is Thursday March 26 in West Chester. If you are around give me a call, love for you to join us. Also West Chester University's Union are all coming together for UNION DAY at the end of April beginning of MAy. Will let you know exact. We have heard you at alot of AFL-CIO convention and we are really good friends with Judi Heh.

Steven Perez - Friday, March 13th, 2009 7:58 PM
Hello Anne,

I am Steven, a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and an organizer on campus and off. Your sister, Kate told us took look you up. We are a part of the same community organization, Empower Our Neighborhoods in New Brunswick.

I can see by your schedule that you are very busy and are all over the country, but I would like to invite you to our annual week long event that we organize each year called Tent State University. It is a outside alternative university started as a response to the many budget cuts on higher education and increases in tutition we face every year.

This year we are having the event from April 25-May 1. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can also visit our website at

I hope you can make it out and take care.


Allan Marcil - Friday, March 6th, 2009 10:44 AM
You'll be in my class next week at Flagler College. (You graciously addressed a class of mine at UNF last year.) These students are also involved in a 6os class, as were the UNF people. The focus is how issues that emerged then are playing out now, etc. Let me know if there's anything you need. There is a parking place with your name on it in the "Kernan" lot. Class is at 11. I'll be on the look out for you.
Happy trails,
Allan Marcil

joe courter - Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 2:01 PM
Looking forward to the show 3/6. Are we putting a roof over your head for the night, or do you have other plans? Joe

eric hopkins - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 9:34 AM
when i was about fifteen a friends mother introduced us to one of your albums. The one song we used to listen to over and over was "a chat with your mother". Ive been all over and cant seem to locate that song anywhere. Can you help to locate it please?
Thank You

John Wells - Thursday, January 29th, 2009 8:11 PM
I saw you in concert about 12 years ago when i was with seiu
I got laid off from there currently at a no-union job
was wonerding if an old album I have is on cd
"anne feeney and friends"
has the us steal song and we just come to work here
thanks for any info

Karen Olsen aka The LairMistress - Saturday, January 10th, 2009 9:42 PM
Hello from Seattle, and Happy New Year! Sorry to hear about Joules Graves' car--it's been AGES since I've seen her around here! How is she feeling these days, I wonder? Will you be playing in Seattle one of these days? I am looking for places to play both in and outside of western Washington. I think you're on my friends list on Myspace--I'll have to look it up when I login next. Anyway, keep up the good work; and let's all keep the heat on Obama to stick with a progressive agenda...

--Karen the LairMistress

Bob "Kiernan"" Polinsky - Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 9:08 PM
Hey Anne Happy New Year Mary and I were "Bushwacked" last year so this one has to be better.Were are San Mateo,CA visiting our granddaughter(Josie) and our daughter(Cathy) and son-in law (Russell)but were leaving on Sat. the 10th on an 8 am flight back to Pittsburgh .In San Mateo you will find a shop called Jack's Prime burgers and shakes.The owner is Michael Mallie from Armagh,Ireland .I found him in the shop at 10 ish and I came back at noon for lunch and he was still working at 1:30 when I left.If you get a chance on your San Mateo gig visit him and maybe you can work a gig out.His address is 3723 S. El.Camino Real San Mateo,CA 94403.
He is expecting you and has a CA. bar license .His business phone is 650 638 1479 but I think a personal visit will do more good cause you'll be just down the street.Have a great year! Love to All Bob

Lydia Howell - Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 10:02 AM
dear Anne,
I am Lydia Howell, producer/host of "Catalyst:politics & culture",
broadcast on Fridays, 11am on KFAI Radio, in MInneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

KFAI Radio is now broadcasting at 900 watts (up from 30 watts!)and KFAI
is now getting up to speed with PODCASTS of public affairs programs!!!

Your music is an essential part of "Catalyst"! You can count on me
working to broaden the audience for KFAI and your voice, as "Catalyst"
reaches new listeners in the medium of podcasting.
Lydia Howell, KFAI Radio's "Catalyst", Minneapolis,MN

Arthur (R.D.) Grunbaum - Saturday, December 27th, 2008 11:33 PM
Anne, We LOVE your music and message and hope that we could get you to come to Aberdeen, WA to put on a concert. We are co-founders of a Labor/Environment organization here and also a speakers organization called The Grays Harbor Institute. Please google The Grays Harbor Institute for more information about what we are trying to achieve.

Thanks for being out there.

ED Denson - Saturday, December 27th, 2008 2:07 PM
Doing an annual wrap up radio show right now, and currently playing "Whatever you Say, Say Nothing" Great tune.

Judy Whiting - Friday, December 26th, 2008 10:15 PM
Hello Anne, saw the link to your page on Songramp and thought I'd site! looks like you've got quite a bit going on. 2009 is going to be a good year in many ways. Happy New Year and all the best! Judy

david griffith - Friday, December 19th, 2008 3:42 AM
hi Anne ... enjoyed your comment on some thread of the wonderful Derek Sivers site/forums and - having had a glass of wine - thought I'd let you know. Why? So seldom are we appeciated for reasons other than why we might expect to feel that we should be appreciated.....hmm ... don't want to sound creepy at Christmas so ...
keep up the good work:).... I didn't find you through your music or your community activism is probably what I'm trying to say.:)
regards david

Dan Samson - Friday, November 7th, 2008 9:58 AM
I heard your song "Defenders of Marriage" on Democracy Now and had to find out who wrote it. Great lyrics!!!

ED Denson - Saturday, November 1st, 2008 12:39 PM
Playing Dump the Bosses this morning on KMUD in the midst of several union songs.


ED Denson

Dave Hewitt - Friday, October 17th, 2008 4:24 PM
I second entirely Karen's comments below. I too was on that trip and have the fondest memories of both the group and Ireland itself. My fellow travellers were the warmest and friendliest bunch of people you could ever wish to meet. Ireland itself is truly enchanting and magical. The scenery, people, musicians and music (aaah the music), pubs and vegetarian lasagne (this one will be lost on those of you who have not been) all combined to make a memorable experience that will be forever with me. If you haven't been on one of Anne and Tom's trips then do, if you have been then go again, I will.
Dave, Nottingham, UK.

Karen Newman - Friday, October 10th, 2008 9:31 PM
This message is for everyone who reads this board and is considereing a trip to Ireland...Go on one of Anne's tours!
It was the most fun, the best value, most incredible music, great travel companions ever!
It included historical perspective and political insight along with beautiful scenery and songs from tour guide, Tom Piggott; he books wonderful accomodations and knows all the best pubs and muscicians in Ireland.
Absolutely the best travel deal. Thank you Anne, Tom and Paddy!

Lynn R Brecka - Sunday, September 28th, 2008 6:57 PM
member, OPEIU #9 Milwaukee WI
and head Goddess of the Labor Temple, Machinists Local #1377.

Thanks for all you do!

abelone glahn - Friday, September 26th, 2008 12:15 PM
Hello Anne.
My husband Peter Abrahamsen played together with you yesterday in Denmark.
Your husband drew a very nice sketch of him, and this drawing I would like to place at Peters homepage.
But I need to know your husbands name to credit him.
Please mail me his full name.
I already placed it under press at ( I am not allowed to paste in the excact webadress here), but I would like to place it somewhat more central.

best regards

Eugene Denson - Saturday, September 13th, 2008 2:08 PM
I'm playing Whatever You Say, Say Nothing on KMUD in Humboldt County right now. This song resonates very much in our community which has a high number of pot busts

Donald Hands - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 1:36 AM
"Seacoast Voice of labor" on WSCA 106.1 FM. I am in process of producing the above program - what do I need to do to download and play your music to our listening audience? Your work is both meaningful and inspiring to cause. Thank You. Donald G. Hands

Gary W. - Sunday, August 17th, 2008 5:31 AM
I am a member of NABET/CWA Local #51025 from Buffalo, NY. We are currently without a contract since January 2008 with WKBW-TV Ch. 7 in Buffalo. Thank you for your song "War On The Workers", as it was the first time I had heard of you. There is a website with your song on a YouTube video from a rally of ours.

Karen Newman - Friday, August 15th, 2008 1:52 PM
Hey Anne! I just came from the AFL-CIO web site. Dump The Bosses Off Your Back is featured on their home page as a "tool"! They agreed that it is your best CD ever. Keep up the work you do so well. You Rock!!

kenny keyes - Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 10:51 AM
I knew phil ochs from greenich village and met pete seeger in beacon ny many years ago---then I stayed plastered for years. May I send you some of my recovery songs? alcohol,drugs etc Several would be perfect for you--I think

Gwen Mills - Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 9:30 PM
Hello Anne from a longtime fan and union organizer from New Haven CT! Quick question - I'm involved with a musical project called the RabbleRousers that is ready to print the first CD. Do you a union printer who presses CDs? Cheers!

Karin Lind - Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 4:45 PM
Hallo Anne!
Will try to see you att Kulturhustaket at wednesday.
Karin from the paus at Dalhalla

Ronald Czarnecki - Friday, August 1st, 2008 4:13 AM
Anne Feeney wrote


"The only place you'll be able to hear me sing this Labor Day is on
your stereo. I couldn't find any work. And it looks like my
colleagues are also unemployed this Labor Day Weekend. What's
happening to labor culture???"

Dear Anne:
This is truly sad, people in America do not appreciate their labor struggle.

UAW 364 has been invited to the AFL CIO picnic as well as other unions at the Saint Joseph fairground August 16th. That's not labor day. Seems they're spending tens of thousands of dollars on this. there will be climbing wall, prizes for bingo, beer etc... all free.

Why not spend that money on a great labor day celebration for the public?

Martin Englander - Thursday, July 31st, 2008 6:44 AM
Hi Anne

I attended your gig in Leksand (Spejaren). Brilliant. I mentioned an alternative news distribution net to you but couldn

David Newby and Kathleen McElroy - Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 7:40 PM
We laughed, we cried, we sang and drank, we fought, we hugged, we napped in a sixteenth century graveyard and cut turf in the middle of a wild Connemara bog

Joakim again - Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 8:16 AM
..oh yes, by the way, the new record is GREAT!

Joakim Karlsson - Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 8:12 AM
Thank you for the really nice gig on the Peace & Love festival. You brought both of those components wich the festival stands for. We will try to catch a couple of more gigs this summer.

Keep up the good work. What you do sure are important!

Guy Zahller - Monday, June 30th, 2008 7:10 PM

Just wanted to come by and say thanks for the wonderful tour. I

sandi buckert - Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 3:18 PM
dear annie, i have finally got my computer up and running again with a new email address and just signed up for your schedule again,....hopefully you remember playing for the woman of the carpenters union in 2005 and when a bunch of us saw you later that fall in massachusetts at a house concert.....well i have some news that may interest you....we have just had the first woman retire from the carpenters union in new england with the full 30 credits.we are proud knowing that the doors are not only opening to women but we are also surviving and finally retiring in the "mans world." we are in the process of making a video with interviews from several women who are getting ready to retire from traditioally male occupations.on may 9 2009 we are planning an event at a large hall with dinner and speakers to celebrate our retirees and to finally show the video....
we would be thrilled if you could participate in any way in this event...from writing one of your special songs to maybe singing or speaking at the event...could you send us as much info as you can as far as what you would need or require from us to include you in this ...thank you so much solidarity sandi buckert

Thomas Perusi - Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 8:38 AM
Anne, My name is Tom Perusi and a friend of mine Jon blaihu was in texas when you played there. He said you gave him a free cd for helping you.
I am one of the leaders heading up the union drive for Teamsters here at FedEx express. As you can imagine it will be a huge undertaking against a corporate giant that gave up its policy of people service profit(people came first) to now profit service profit.
They have taken our retirement and left all of us with a small portion of our retirement that will be left in 08 dollars even though many of us will not retire for a long time.
I was hoping to see if the Teamsters whould hire you for our huge rally coming up on the 26th of June. I see you will be in Denmark till august. Jon and I would like to know if we could play your cd at the rally. We expect General President Hoffa to attend and every teamster for this convention rally for the organizing of Fedex express workers in class and craft. I have not heard it yet but jon assures me of your great talent for taking up for the little guy.
I have put my job and family on the line for this and I have either been lucky enough or smart enough (even though they tried) to get me fired.
Anyway we would like your permission to play it and who knows many may hear it and you may get some sales from it. I know he has the cd and you would not know if we played it but we do not work that way. You worked hard and we would not take advantage of that, it goes against our way of helping people too.
I look forward to your reply. thank you

Jonathan Mahon - Saturday, May 31st, 2008 7:44 PM
Can you give more dtails of your Irish gigs, where and when?

Gary Doebler - Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 4:27 PM
Hi Anne -

Long time no see.... I'm sure you've heard that Utah passed away. If you are interested in perhaps putting together a Utah tribute (perhaps fundraising) event, please let me know. I could put some energy into it. I could even do a song myself (just not very well...).

Hope this email finds you well.


Mary Sue Twohy - Saturday, May 17th, 2008 8:03 PM
Hi Anne,
Can you please send me your song "Jail for Justice"?

We will be playing some tracks of your new CD on XM15 this month.

If you see Jim and Llouis, please tell them I said hi - love those folks.

Mary Sue Twohy
XM Satellite Radio
XM15 The Village
1500 Eckington Place, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Thank you,
Mary Sue

Melvin T Arendt - Thursday, May 15th, 2008 2:09 AM
Found your site after listening to you raise some hell at the Barrymore,for Utah Phillips.It was mind altering.Never belonged to a union.Thanks for the education.

Jim Hale - Sunday, May 11th, 2008 12:23 AM
We are playing some of your songs, but we dont have Dump the bosses.

We sure would love a airplay CD!

The Peace Train 1610AM is a low power experimental broadcast station in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

We went on the air April 4th 2006, the anniversary of the death of Casey Sheehan in Iraq.

We have an unpaid staff of two Vietnam veterans, and broadcast under part 15 FCC rules.

Our website. hmm error message

OK, you can Google us. "Peace Train 1610AM"

Our mailing address for your airplay CD is:

Jim Hale
HC 65 Box 261-B
Kingston, AR. 72742

Salam - Peace - Hoa Binh

aka the former SSGT Clay Moore
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Claymore Antipersonnel Mine is a weapon (Anti-personnel mine) used by U.S

June Wilcoxen - Friday, May 9th, 2008 4:36 PM
I am a laborer from local 393, for the past three years I have been working as a secretary at the union hall. It is always good to find other hell raisers and someone who cares about our work and stands up for it. Hang in there and keep on raising hell.
June Wilcoxen

Larry Duncan - Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 9:46 AM
Hi Anne,
We of Chicago Labor Against the War are publicizing your upcoming Chicago event on May 18th.
Have you heard of the late-June National Assembly against the war in Cleveland?
We have flyers for it and would like to bring to your event.
Do you have a phone number I can reach you at?
My phone is: 773-561-0908.
In solidarity,
Larry Duncan
(also of Labor Beat)

becky king - Thursday, May 1st, 2008 10:40 AM
i saw my first anne feeney show in 1990 at a small church in the east end. i was 9 years old and i thought the best song ever was "Why can't I have Nintendo?" My mom is also like that and i could totally relate to that song. i have seen her several more times and have most of her songs on my ipod. total fan. anne feeney you are one of the most strong, confident, beautiful women i have ever seen or met and you were in inspiration to me and i just want to that you

Vicki Locke - Friday, April 18th, 2008 7:28 PM
Hi Anne,
It was great meeting you on Thursday at Local 85 union office. I look forward to learning more about you and have listened to some of your music on your website. How do I get your new CD?Take good care.

Sheila Scott - Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 9:53 AM
Hey Anne! Long time!

I used to be with the Solidarity Singers in St. Paul, MN. Various things kept me overly occupied outside the labor movement (trying to maintain a law office that actually does justice) but I'm back!!!! I was never more than a step away at all times.

So, now working for the state, Human Rights Department (to continue my work of justice) and an active member of MAPE.

Dawn Addy reminded me to look you up to talk Ireland.....and I've been needing a FeeneyFix for awhile now.

Great site! Hope to see you sometime soon, and hear you much more often. Thanks for the Irish info!

jim abbott - Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 5:14 AM
Greetings FW;

Anne- talked to you briefly at Labor Notes, where I picked up th new CD (sorry I couldn't make the house party concert, but Sundays are bad for me.)
Outstanding CD; 'Ya Basta!' and the mining songs especially.
The tune to 'Hillcrest Mine' sounds alot like FW Len Wallace's 'Never Tire Of The Road.' Len's Canadian as well as the writer of the song; James Keelaghan. Any connection? (heck, there's even only a one second difference in the lenght of the two.)
And 'Business News, Hallelelujah, I'm A Bum' reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel's take on 'Silent Night', in which they sang the song over a newcaster's reporting on such things as the death of DR. MLK, more and more US troop being slaughtered in Vietnam, the dicks and bulls beating of protesters at the Jackass Parties convention in Chicago in '68, and Dick Nixon's slanderous lies about war prtotesters.
Anyway, great stuff.
Peace and Solidarity.
yours for a better world;
jim abbott
Detroit Branch, IWW

James M. McCarthy - Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 12:07 PM
Got your site from the WILG List Serve. We have a NFP - Triangle Memorial Factory Fire Memorial which raises funds for scholarships for children of injured workers in NY. We have done so for six years with a dinner and journal.
March 25, 2009 is the 98th commemoriation of the Triangle Fire.
We are considering a different type of event to attract greatere union support.
Contact me. TY

Donald Henry - Monday, April 7th, 2008 3:38 PM
I can't believe how lucky I am to have seen you at the Buried show. I am now enjoying your music for the first time and look forward to many more years with you now a part of life.

Lee Shapiro - Thursday, March 27th, 2008 12:18 PM
I have a houseconcerts series in Sharon, Ma. about 25 miles from Boston. I may have a gig for you on Nov 7th. Email me with a better email address for more info from me. You remind me of a female Cisco Houston

David Engels - Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 12:08 PM
Anne Feeney
Date: 3/20/2008 9:36:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Traveling throughout North America and Europe, Anne Feeney is truly an Ambassador America can be proud of. Her energy and spirit are contagious, enlightening audiences regarding the social justice issues of the day. Advocating for living wages and labor laws that protect us all, Anne has been at the forefront of struggles most of us only read about in newspapers. A champion of human and civil rights, she is a great example of how goodness manifests itself, every day.

The St. Maurice church in Fort Lauderdale welcomed Anne last night to lead a fundraiser for the Immokalee agricultural workers. With no sound system, using a booming voice that filled the hall, Anne led the crowd in song and educated/entertained all of us, once more.

Anne shared with us some family history. Her grandfather was a well known labor organizer and real hellraiser. Over the past year Anne has chronicled his contribution to the labor movement. It's obvious to see there is a genetic component to dedication and determination.

Anne's newest creation is a cd that features songs by many outstanding writers. "Dump The Bosses Off Your Back" is just out this week and you can order it at
Beautifully crafted and produced, this collection must be added to your acoustic folk library.

Anne Feeney is truly an American treasure. With a keen wit, wonderful comedic timing, and the gift of leading us all in song, Anne makes a difference with every appearance out on the road. She often says "Movements are people"; that's what creates change. That may be correct, but without leaders like Feeney and Seeger as examples, it would take much longer.
Jerry Gray, of the renown Canadian Folk group The Travellers, joined Anne for several numbers on banjo and vocals. Thanks to the volunteers at the St. Maurice who hosted this important and very uplifting event.

At the music,

Leni and David

Karen Newman - Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 6:17 PM
Your new CD is FANTASTIC! Love the lyrics. Love the guests; love the harmonies. Love the picture of you on the jacket; it is sooooo you. This is your best release so far. Thank you for the music!

Bill Milner - Sunday, March 16th, 2008 4:18 PM
"We need ideas that can transcend our economic needs and our fear and assist us in making a collective quantum leap."

This was spoken by the next guest on Mike Stock's Folk and Acoustic Show after your appearance Sunday, (3/16/08 on WLRN 91.3FM) in Miami, Fl Anne, and I'm sure that you would agree with the sentiments expressed in it.

I have a proposal that I believe can be transformative in many areas of our society.

I look forward to hearing your music and speaking with you Tue in Lake Worth at the Friend's Meeting place.

Peas & Luv,

Bill Milner
Delray Beach, FL

Leslie Rios - Thursday, March 13th, 2008 9:01 AM
Hello Anne,
I saw your performance at UNF Monday evening and took your messages to heart. I work in a school called New Leaf School for Change and was wandering if you would like to check out our socail experiment if you are in the area still. We are teaching in way to change how our youth thinks to grow up as caraing adults and how teachers teach one school at a time. I beleive you would have a wonderful experience.

mat callahan - Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 6:31 PM
Dear Anne: David Rovics suggested I contact you. Here's saying, "Hello and good wishes". I am a musician presently touring the East Coast with my partner, Yvonne Moore. You can find out more about us at my site.
Please drop a line if you have time. Cheers, Mat

Barb Blackledge - Monday, March 3rd, 2008 2:17 AM
I need to contact you about BURIED here at IUP. Can you let me know how to do that?

Marian Gordon - Monday, January 7th, 2008 8:53 PM
Hi Anne. I know you from Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival, and very much admire your work.

A friend told me that you are leading a/some tour/s to Ireland this summer. Is this true? I am planning to go, have never been, and was just getting read to book a tour. However, I am going to the Eisteddfod on Wales from 7/8 to 7/13, and have to do the Ireland tour around that. Can you let me know ASAP if you are doing anything at that time? Thanks.

Dan Feeney - Saturday, January 5th, 2008 4:06 PM
Happy New Year , just browsing and googled boilermakers. I am a member of Local 7 Buffalo,NY.

Robin West - Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 9:03 PM
Good evening Anne,
Happy New Year! I hope you remember, we met at Darryl's house in June (July?) at the memorial for Berk Snow.
I love your lyrics! And I love that you post them freely. My 70 year old mom just started dating a fellow who just got out of prison for tax evasion. I had to tell him about this song. My mom sings a lot, so he said he will get her to learn it and sing it for him!
Next I will introduce them to the lyrics for Defenders of Marriage. Maybe . . .
Hope all is well, if you get back to Southern Humboldt let me know!
Peace and Fun,

Kate (Tylers mom) - Thursday, December 6th, 2007 10:50 PM
Just asking for good thoughts. I am the President of AFSCME Local 1995. We are a small but mighty local with 350 members. We work for Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) in Portland Oregon. Our jobs consist of working with special needs children, office support staff, School health assistants, and Technical staff. The President of the Oregon AFL-CIO refers to the MESD as "The Wal-mart of public education". We are heading into our 6th day of a strike. We just would like you to know that we play you music on the line everyday and it helps keep us going!! For more information see Thanks, Kate

carole fields - Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 8:48 AM
to the "least peaceful person I know who is the most raging grannie for peace" Nice to see you at the SOA. I wish you good health and travel mercies. Carole Fields Sofloraginggranny

Karen Newman - Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 11:40 PM
To all Feeney Fans who have a union job with a living wage and benefits:


Erik - Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 6:56 PM
hey anne I just wanna say thank you for your wonderful music of peace and love. also thank you for letting me interview you after the Vigil on Sunday, it was an amazing experience for me, and it really made my weekend. I was the student from St. Mary's in Cobourg, Ontario Canada, but I just wanna say thank you, and to keep spreading your message of peace love and justice to the world.

peace and love, erik jude.

Eric Glatz - Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 5:02 PM
Want to share my website of blues, jazz, latin and labor songs. I am one of the folks on the "Rebel Voices"CD & a former steelworker. Drop me an e-mail and I'll send you the link

Vincent O' Brien - Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 9:08 AM
Could you please give me some details of your concerts in Ireland next year. Dates, venues etc. My name is Vincent O' Brien. I work for the students association in University College Cork in Ireland.

Azul - Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 12:21 PM
I'm a fiddler, I like your work,
musically and otherwise...I'm
accompanying two singer songwriters
this Saturday for a neighbourhood
house benefit to raise funds for
a women's safe house for abuse...
tried to send a friend invite on
myspace but your settings do not
allow it...not in AFM 1000, but
joining this month, was once the
vice president of a Child Care
workers Union...volunteered for
the Resistance out of Berkeley
in early, mid 69 and Amnesty
International the first couple
of years...confine my activities
to benefits and commentary on stage
these days...ciao, Azul

Jackie Creed - Saturday, September 29th, 2007 5:08 AM
When are you coming down under to Brisbane AUSTRALIA Anne
"Keep on rockin" girl
Jackie Creed

Jamie Fredericksen - Thursday, September 20th, 2007 10:28 PM
Hey Anne - sending this from home tonight (your email address is on my computer at work so I'm sending from your website). We've booked the venue. Uptown Bill's is in downtown Iowa City. It's a nonprofit "mall" owned and operated by people with disabilities. They typically have music every Fri (open mic) and Sat (gigs) nights. Here's the info:

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

(at Court Street)

We're very excited about this show!


kiki barley, from AUUC - Saturday, September 15th, 2007 4:54 PM
Hi, Anne -
we're looking forward to having you at
allegheny UU on the 30th. Is there a title that you would like us to give to the service on our website?

Katie - Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 3:08 PM
Hello Anne- I didn't have my phone on me traveling the rails, but it was such a nice surprise to hear from you and I hope your travels are unfolding with ease and adventure. The ocean was wonderful, I am still getting my land legs back, but it is a small price to pay for an amazing experience. I am so glad our paths crossed for the short time it did, it renewed my desire to travel, and to generally raise some hell, out here, and when I get back to NC (and wherever I go from there). Thank you again for everything, Safe travels to you.... KT

EILEEN DUNNIHOO - Monday, July 2nd, 2007 2:06 PM
I got to hear you at Janet Stecker's home on Saturday, June 30. You are a wonder! I enjoyed you very much I'm with the Shoreline Neighbors for Peace, and I'm helping organize the 4th Annual Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair put on by 2 members of our Peace group. Last year we had 60+ exhibitors. We include children's inter-activities in our Fair.
Thank you very much, Anne.
Eileen 74 years old

Joan Emm - Friday, June 15th, 2007 3:36 PM
Can't wait for your Concert at our Cafe on Sunday,July 8th ! I have set up a link on our site: ricspostobella dot com (Your browser thingy won't accept a web address typed here )
Please send a press kit ASAP so I can start publicity...
send to:
Joan Emm
Ric's Posto Bella
161 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
See you soon!

Gerard Rohlf - Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 11:46 AM
I just got a copy of "If I Can't Dance" - what a hoot! It has a little bit of everything, something for every mood - and all of it pertinent. I sing it in the car on the parkway. And I can just see you delivering these songs to a large rally with explosive results.
Be well, partner!

Hilary Chiz - Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 8:59 PM
so glad you are with my peeps at the ACLU gig...all those years i worked for the ACLU in mississippi, georgia, and west virginia, i had only one real mission (besides truth and justice, of course): to be the most fun ACLU director on the planet. i am sorry i didn't sign up to go to harrisburg -- if i'd known you were going to be there, i def woulda...
hugs to you...looking forward to seeing you back in pbgh whenever...great seeing you at the pump house...

Sol Zeller - Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 10:56 PM
Hi Anne,
Sol Zeller here from the Borderline Folk Music Club house concerts. When you became my friend on MySpace you left a very nice comment. Unfortunately the comment was inadvertently deleted in error. I would appreciate if you would repost the comment on my site.

Also, we are hosting a house concert with Joe Jencks on Sunday afternoon, May 6th at 2 PM in New City, NY. Joe will be doing a special concert honoring the lives of working people and celebrating the music of the labor movement. The concert will take place at the home of Steve Shapiro, 7 - Trailside Court, New City, (Rockland County) NY. I would appreciate it if you could get the word out to as many of your labor friends as possible so that Joe can get a good turnout and a good payday. We are a non-profit venue wiith all money going to the performer. Thanks


Thorsten Gresser - Monday, April 30th, 2007 10:48 AM
Hi there! Got your CD "If I can't dance" from one of the NewLanders who came for a gig to Germany. Great stuff! Like your songs a lot. Mike Stout from Pittsbirgh (don't know if you know him) will be here playing on a youth festival in three weeks, too. I got a couple of your CDs - will pass them around. Do you have a German distibutor?
Cheers, Thorsten

ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS 'DR JOE' - Monday, April 16th, 2007 6:06 PM

Bob Lacey - Friday, April 13th, 2007 8:51 AM
Annie- Great to hear from you. I think I gave you an incomplete email (forgetting the 104 on my new gmail account). Sorry. Hope you stay as well as you sound. Bob

Ron Franz - Friday, April 6th, 2007 10:03 AM
Good Morning!
The Northern Valley Labor Council, Grand Forks, ND, is planning a 50th anniversary celebration to take place between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008. One of the considerations is to sponsor a labor-oriented concert. Would you let me know what your fees and expenses would be if you were to perform in Grand Forks for an evening? Also, I was informed that at one time you worked with/performed for school children in our area. If that is an option, I wonder what form it might take, and what the additional costs might be. I will look forward to hearing from you.
Oh, I heard of you from Mark Froemke, President of the Labor Council, and listened to your sample on the Labor Heritage Foundation's web site.--Ron Franz

Shari C. - Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 5:48 PM
Anne, I would like to thank you for coming to the University of North Florida today. I found your performance to be so thought provoking and honest. You messages are often not taught in school. I hope you can come back again to speak to the students. I wish we had more time to talk and ask questions. Thanks again.

kate gilligan-greer - Sunday, March 25th, 2007 3:38 PM
I see that you will be playing at the coffeehouse in Andover on April 7. You are very welcome to stay with us while you are in Massachusetts. We will be rounding up some fans to hear you.

Evan's Mom

Jeff Farkas - Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 10:06 PM
Hello Anne, you sing it like it is. The German Bastards at BASF(Monaca-PA) want to take away our pension. The Company is posting record profits and telling us that we are the most profitable site in North America, however the benifits provided to salary vs union are as different as night and day. Pay is one issue, benifits are a family issue. Why should my family not get the same benifits as salary employees, are we of a lower class? PLEASE HELP

Diane Long - Sunday, March 4th, 2007 3:22 PM
Saw you at the University of Rhode Island this fall and have been enjoying your CD since. I sent this to Bill McKibben at his Step it up 2007 website: I have listened to the songs on your website and although they may be fine music most of them don't have the compelling simplicity of the best union and anti-war songs. I suggest you ask Anne Feeney to contribute. Her album, "Have You been to Jail for Justice?" shows her ability to convey passion without slipping into silliness and to make irony catchy.
I hope you will consider writing for the anti-global warming campaign because it is the poorest who suffer first and worst.

Yours truly,
Diane Long

Sharon E. Streeter - Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 11:49 AM
Anne - Connie forwarded your blog/e-mail. I signed up. Unbeknownst to you, I am including you as an "inspiration' in my soon-to-be published book george & dick THE BOOK. It will have poems and cartoons and lyrics and chords to go with george & dick THE CD! You said, "write your own tunes," and so I did. I haven't stopped. You also introduced me to Prince Myshkins, whom I adore. I still do not consider myself a musician - I'm a writer who does musical "readings!" but I'm getting more comfortable with playing and singing my stuff. Hope you are well! Sharon

Stephen Faulkner - Friday, March 2nd, 2007 3:25 AM
Greetings from Joburg South Africa where we (Jane my partner and I)work in the democratic South African Trade Union Movement. We spent four months in Washington in 2005 and sadly missed you, and so you will just have to come South! Sure lots of comrades would love your work, and you would learn some awesome songs I am sure. Very moved by your Irish visit. A cause very dear to our hearts. Have sent a poem by way of saying thanks, from our stay in the States. Most welcome to use in any way or delete!

Comradely greetings to you and all fellow travellers.

Listening to American Workers


Gary E. Andrews - Monday, February 19th, 2007 6:18 PM
I listened to all your songs on SundownSongs and Soundclick. Enjoyed them thoroughly. Anyone who'll piss on Ronald "Milhous" Reagan's shoes is alright with me. ("Milhous," Nixon in a Reagan bag)

Judy Gorman is from New Jersey. I saw her here in Portsmouth Ohio and she played some good activist songs, reciting one brilliant piece, I think it was "Take It Easy, But Take It," she attributed to Woody Guthrie. She was selling on CDBaby. I don't know if that piece was on her recordings.

Dylan's Chronicles book talked about Joe Hill's last words, sort of, written to a pal before they killed him, "Scatter my ashes everywhere but Utah. I wouldn't want to be caught dead in Utah." You've probably read/heard his Little Red Songbook.
Dylan said he thought that "Scatter my ashes..." line would make a good refrain for a song. I thought I'd research Hill, Hilstrom, and maybe write one myself. Well, the muse arrived before I could do the research so I wrote the song without it.

The Columbus Folk Music Society (Col. Ohio) has a festival coming up in April I think. It would be great if you were there. I see from your calendar you're on the move. Keep fighting the good fight. Somehow we need to lead the mis-leaders back to intelligent decision-making, advocating symbiosis between companies and people, instead of 'corporatism,' Mussolini's synonym for fascism, a collusion between companies and the state.
Peace to you and yours. Keep up the good work.

Michael Goodman - Friday, January 12th, 2007 7:39 AM
A local activist just told me about your concert here in Van BC Jan 25 and we are trying to advertise it. However I do not see it on the tour schedule. Are you at the railway club on the 25th. Would you like a place to stay, your own room clean show and five meals? Please advise. former Us citizen and war resister. Cheers, Michael Goodman

Ps who is sponsoring your concert?

Barry - Monday, January 8th, 2007 4:04 PM
Hi Anne,
I enjoyed your performance very much at Toronto's Free Times Cafe last year. A woman singer preceded you on stage, and she goes by the name Fellow Worker. Could you please tell me her real name and how to contact her by email and phone?
Thanks very much for your kind help.

In solidarity,

Barry Weisleder, Toronto

DONALD CALVIN - Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 12:55 PM
Dear Anne:

Just last month, obtained my AOL account. Truly had never been "online" (at least not of consequence)before. Had to do it. No choice. Held off for so long in fear of viruses. Many ultra sensitive documents (you probably don't remember, but - besides working for a living - I do the civil rights work). It doesn't allow for social life.

No, I haven't forgotten you, and Yes, I still love you.

Received Mr. Chandler's "mail" and, as I note your tour dates don't match up, wondering if the two of you are not playing together anymore. Hope this not to be the case.

Please give me a call - I never have time to check these mails, but wanted you to know I am still out here fighting the good fight - you bet! - and will until they find and execute me.

You can call from anywhere (I think), and no charge (the best part). I have left the number on one of these other things (info update? - I'm already lost, and need to buy a book), but will also leave it here so you can call - do it!

Calvin (that's what everyone calls me - except my sisters - you choose): 1 (800) 600 3827, extension "00" - I tried for "007" but apparently some poser already took that. Well, I will just have to bide my time ... until I find him at least.

Bye for now. Please do call! I hate this form of communication, but would love to hear from you. Hope otherwise all is well.

Much love,


Dwight Young - Thursday, December 28th, 2006 4:31 AM
Hi. I'm in a labor union that works for Tate and Lyle in Dayton Oh. and a friend of mine said he heard a song on the radio that mentioned Tate and Lyle. He thought it was 'War on the Workers', but after research I found that Tate and Lyle was not mentioned. Is there a song out there that does mention this?

Barb Clementi - Monday, December 11th, 2006 9:54 PM
Hi Anne - was that really you last Friday at the Rally on The Capitol grounds for the Employee Free Choice Act?

Paul - Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 11:59 PM
As a matter of fact, I believe Brian Hill is on staff at Belmont - Deputy Conductor or some such title.

David Salazar - Saturday, November 4th, 2006 11:50 AM
Hello Anne Feeney,
I have seen you perform at SDSU twice already and you are very good at what you do. I know I agree with you. Anyways, I'm in a criminal justice class having to do a research paper on a topic of my choosing. i chose Race Relations in San Diego. I have done my own research and have my own info, but if you feel there's anything I should look at or focus on in my paper, let me know. Have a great day.

~ David S.

ann miller frances - Friday, November 3rd, 2006 11:23 PM
!People Come Together in Support of Oaxaca!

!SPREAD THE WORD! The crisis in Oaxaca is about education, but also worker's rights, Indigenous rights, freedom of speech, economy injustice, political/governnmental corruption, human rights, fraudulent elections...and directly linked to U.S./Mexican economic policies and immigration concerns.

mike newman - Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 4:02 PM
Dear Anne

We run a mail order company here in the UK. In the next 2 weeks we will be lauching our new music website (Four Dogs Music) which will have a left/green feel to it (Rovics, Casey, Phillips etc). Would love to be able to feature some of your cds.
Please get in touch to see if we can sort this out !!



mikael lewis - Thursday, September 28th, 2006 7:38 PM

I just called the Terrace Hotel in Magherafelt, N Ireland to get info about your gig there on 29th of Sept. They don't seem to know anything about this. I thought I'd better tell you. You might want to give them a call!


Dave Wells - Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 11:51 PM
I took part in the Pete Seeger birthday celebration at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern in 2005. Several people have told me that I should send him the song I wrote for the occasion, but I haven't been able to find his mailing address. If you have it and are willing to pass it along, I would appreciate it.

Dave Wells

Leo Granados - Saturday, September 16th, 2006 11:32 PM
Anne. I am looking for Brian Hill the percussionist in google and his name led to your page, do you know if he went to Belmont College in Nashville? if you know anything please let me know.
thank you

Berk Snow - Saturday, September 16th, 2006 3:55 AM
Hi, Anne;
I was just on Nick Annis' website, copying the lyrics to, "In The Beginning", and I saw that you're up in the top of the Links page. I immediately realized that you'd be a perfect artist to cover Nick's song. I'd love to hear you perform it, if you haven't already been on to it. I know you could do it awesome justice!

Many blessings to you in your travels, Berk, host, Wild River Radio, airing on KMUD-FM / KMUE-FM / KLAI-FM, Redwood Community Radio, in Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity & Del Norte Counties on the Northcoast of California.

Ralph Galen - Saturday, September 2nd, 2006 8:19 PM
Dear Anne,
Dave Lippman has been up our way a few ways and is a friend of the Merrimack Valley People for Peace and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, Mass. where I serve as minister. Our Coffeehouse on Locke Street is dedicated to peace and justice and earth community. We are unbooked the first Saturdays January, through April. Will you be around? We are just south of Lawrence and would work a performance into an observance of Bread and Roses which as you know occured there in 1912. We're in the Boston area and could get something going locally as well. Merrimack College is just down the street etc.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ralph 978.886.2734
Workers' Rights Steering Committee, Jobs with Justice
Merrimack Valley Project
UUs for a Just Economic Community

corey dolgon - Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 2:21 PM

jsut a quick shout out to say hi and that i just noticed we'll be on the same bill in Lawrence at the bread and roses festival on labor day. I look forward to it. maybe we can do a song or two together during my set or yours.



Eugene (Connolly Books, Dublin) - Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 10:39 AM
Are you coming over this way in September to play in Ireland? If so where are you playing dates and venues. Can let people know.

Roger - Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 8:14 AM
I first found you through David Rovics and was hoping you'd be over this side of the pond soon. I see you're in Ireland later this year - any chance of some dates in the UK or should I start checking out flights to Dublin?

Bea Dewing - Saturday, July 15th, 2006 12:12 AM
"It was for this, thought Mrs. Miniver as they walked towards the car, that one had boiled the milk for their bottles, and washed their hands before lunch, and not let them eat with a spoon which had been dropped on the floor."

Michael O'Hara - Monday, July 10th, 2006 4:27 PM
Hey Anne,

Thanks so much for your wonderful support of us at Mariposa. The band and I were saying what a wonderful mentor you are to us, and what a real pleasure it was to have made your acquaintance. We really hope to connect with you again soon, and look forward to many more hotel jams! :)


Michael, Barbara, Suzy, Anika

silvia/kpfa labor report - Saturday, July 8th, 2006 10:44 PM
please call me I'm interested in doing an interview on you ok.I met you at the UBC's Women's conference.

Patty Castle - Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 7:40 PM
Ken Orchard gave me the scoop. Please get in touch with me about playing Jan 28, 07 at The Folk Club in Victoria.

Dennis Wiancko - Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 7:39 PM
I work on the media crew at Oregon Country Fair. Last year I made some pix (not very many) of Chris playing on Main Stage with band. You requested copies from me, offering a CD as a bribe, I guess. (Live from the Wholly Stolen Empire. Nice Work.) Now that the 2006 Fair is upon us, I'm scrambling to catch up, and made a CD of the picture files for you. Are you coming to the Fair? Do you want me to mail them? Do you even still want the pix? Sorry I'm so tardy with them. Let me know.
All the Best to You and Yours

Dan Feeney - Thursday, June 29th, 2006 1:43 PM
I grew up in Steubenville, Ohio. 35 mi. W. of Pittsburgh.
Was a teamster early in work career but not in a union now.
In sales, currently but was in the beer business for 20 years in sales and sales management.

Anthony (Joe) and Robin Jones - Monday, June 12th, 2006 7:14 AM
Anne: I always wondered what the hell happened to you. We ended up in Charleston, South Carolina. 4 kids I granddaughter. If you are ever down this way give us a call we would love to see you and you would probably impress the hell out of my oldest daugther, who is before the baby quite the activist in her own right. Take care and keep up the good work. Do you still sing Irish ballads?


janet bates - Saturday, May 27th, 2006 2:04 PM
I am making a list of people who are signed up for your concert and I cannot remember the name of the guy you are traveling with.
I have searched your website to find the name you are calling this tour, I did see it somewhere, but have forgotten where I saw it.
I think it is unlikely I will have to advertize in any way, as we have a very large group, but I need perhaps to send out the link to your website (which I have ) and the guy your are traveling with.
Forgive my unorganizedness,...I am also working on a cd, so am frazzled
janet bates

Casey Tibbs - Friday, May 26th, 2006 11:27 AM
Hey Anne,
I didn't know you had a website on Myspace. Anyway I added you as a friend and I'd be honored if you approved it. My pic is of a squirel playing harp. Anyway, I also added one of your songs to my myspace. I'm sorry for bothering you here but when I tried to send you a message on their it didn't work. I'm sorry I never called you back either. Stupid me. I lost your #. Well anyway I love ya. And as always your amazing and one of my heros

Dorinda Miller - Pres of Champaign County, IL AFL-CIO - Friday, May 26th, 2006 11:22 AM
I have received information from Belden Fields at the Univ of IL that you might have an open slot for Labor Day 2006. If so, I would be interested in hearing from you regarding your possibly attending our annual event and cost for such. We appreciate all the support you have given to Unions in Illinois. My contact number is 217-979-1005.

Becky Spoon - Monday, May 15th, 2006 1:51 PM
When you are in Champaign-Urbana this Saturday, May 20, we are having a house party/fundraiser for the best, most progressive, pro-labor candidate for U.S. Congress since Paul Wellstone. His name id David Gill. I would put his URL here for you but I just did that and ended up having to start typing all over again from the beginning. Anyway, the first letter was nicer and better but now I have to cut to the chase: We'll be at 1 Main Street, Ste. #404 in Champaign at Ekow Yankah's and hope you'll join us after your concert. Ekow's cell phone number is 917-664-0715 and email address is He says everyone is welcome.

We hope you and yours will join us. We should still be going strong after 10 p.m., and you of course will not be expected to donate anything, just hopefully be able to grace us with your presence and maybe bring a few new faces along with to meet the best candidate running for office in the entire United States (truly). Too bad we didn't know about your concert when we made plans for David Gill.

Hope to see you,
Becky Spoon

David Morrison - Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 12:38 AM

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your performance at the Roots Festival in San Diego yesterday. Looking forward to perusing your web site and purchasing some of your music.

Casey Tibbs - Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 7:02 PM
How are you doing. I really hope I get to see you soon. It's been a while. Lately I've just been playing guitar myself. Learning a couple of your songs. I like "Have you been to jail for Justice" the best. Infact, that was the first song I learned. Well I'll quit taking up your time. Miss you

Jack Feeney - Thursday, March 30th, 2006 6:33 AM

Found your site doing a 'Feeney' websearch - I'm in Cork Ireland and I'm a writer. I used to be an manager for many years until I developed a conscience. I'm not in a union but do believe there are many times when they are absolutly necessary and essential.

Kind regards,

tommy t - Thursday, March 16th, 2006 5:34 PM
I would like to thank you for your continued support for the boilermakers in Meredosia.

Cynthia Tannehill Faulk Ryland - Monday, March 13th, 2006 2:40 PM
Met you recently at North American Folk Alliance conf. in Austin, Tex. I'm the fat lady in the hat--daughter of John Henry Faulk and Hally Wood. Just wanted to say I didn't forget I promised to get in touch. Thanks for doing the work you do--and so well. It's a reason for hope for us all. Sincerely, Tanne Faulk Ryland

karen regan - Sunday, March 12th, 2006 7:31 PM
Thanks for your insightful descriptions of your personal experiences and awareness of the issues no one else has the courage to talk about. I listened to you on the Michael Stock's show and was captivated by your words and wisdom.

Loretta McClintock - Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 11:31 AM
I'm not a hellraiser, but you need to meet our daughter Laura (in Seattle) she is a subtle hellraiser & you both address the same issues.
It was so great to see you yesterday -- looking great, sounding better than ever, & doing what you love.
I'll spread the word to our mutual friends!
Love, Loretta

Papillon - Monday, March 6th, 2006 10:24 PM
Hello Anne I lift a message on Kerrchat about a DVD would have been made at the anarchist bring down the state night.
Was told all performers would get copy
I performed should get and absolutely want my copy.
Lots of hugs

Jim Glover - Sunday, March 5th, 2006 10:03 AM
Hi Anne,
Had a great time singing Draft Dodger Rag and Solidarity Forever with you last night at Fogartyville Cafe. also Jamie Crawford in Detroit and Dianne Tankle in Phily sends their love too.

Barney McElhone - Saturday, March 4th, 2006 4:20 PM
Hello Anne,
Looking foreward to hear you sing on the radio March 8th

Jay Alexander - Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 12:26 AM


Three years too long

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 from 11 AM to 2 PM

Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.
Morgan St and East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida

In order to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq - an action that the Bush administration deemed "mission accomplished" just weeks afterwards -- peace advocates, religious leaders, and activists representing a wide variety of constituencies will gather for an afternoon of picnicking, speeches, singing , poetry and information sharing, with a live phone call broadcast to all from Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan.

Principal organizer is Tampa Bay Veterans for Peace. Current endorsements include Tampa Bay National Organization of Women, Pinellas Progressives, Florida Coalition of Peace and Justice, Buddhist Peace Fellowship with current negotiations engaging other Tampa Bay civil rights and peace related organizations, as well as the local Democratic and Green Parties.

Mabili Oguniyi of WMNF88.5 FM is our Master of Ceremonies and he will conduct a program that will include Norma Aviles - a teacher and Gold Star mother - Rev. Charles McKenzie of the Rainbow Push Coalition - US Congressional candidates Samm Simpson and others as Jim Greenwald will be allotted 10 or more minutes to speak on the case for peace and to bring the troops home now.

Contact Jay Alexander
Acting President and founder of Tampa Bay VFP Chapter 119
(727) 527-3996 h (727) 365 4558 c

David Johnson - Sunday, February 26th, 2006 9:22 PM
Hello Anne,

Would you be available for a ( paid ) benefit concert in Springfield Illinois on Friday April 7th, for the locked-out Merdosia Boilermakers union 484 ?
WE will be taking their struggle to the front door of the Govenor and the Attorney General, in order to COMPELL their involvement in stopping the Morgan County Sheriff's Department's harrassment of the peacefully picketting Merdosia workers !

In Solidarity

David Johnson, Champaign, IL
Mike Griffin, Decatur, IL

Turner Wright - Friday, February 24th, 2006 11:51 AM
Hi Anne! I want you to know my wife and my friends and I truly enjoyed your music Feb.18 @ Thoreaus Good for Something in Stafford, Texas. I'm not kidding when I say you are an inspiration to me and everyone you meet. A little about me, I am an organized electrician out of IBEW local 716 in Houston. I immediately became involved in my Union, which helped me become a full time Organizer on staff. I started helping Ron Gonyea out over a year ago with his radio program, Voices@Work on KPFT FM, and I have participated at many rallies and street heats. I am going to college to major in Economics and I plan for a career that will allow me to promote working people. I want to be a part of the solution to elevate the quality of life for all working people and your music can help! I hope you are available June 3, 2006 to attend a labor summitt in Houston at the CWA Local 6222 Union Hall. We are anticipating at least 12 different Unions with a total of about 150-250 participants. Nick Lampson, ex-congressman to replace Tom Delay in District 22, will be our keynote speaker along with 2 other professors from the University of Houston. Your music, your experiences, your stories and your passion I hope will inspire the flame in each of us Union members to blaze forward a new direction in the Union movement. So much is happening right now in Houston, with our 1st Union Hotel, the Hilton and UniteHere representing 500+ employees, 5,000+ janitors negotiating a contract with SEIU, 7,000+ Continental workers and school bus drivers fighting for a contract with TWU and 10,000+ city of Houston employees deciding what Union they want to represent them (AFSCME or SEIU). I can try to set up other events for you with either one of the other Unions. Please say you can attend our Labor Summitt and PLEASE tell me what you want to make it worth your while. I don't know where you will be prior to the meeting and I don't want to guess, either. In solidarity, Turner Wright
832 473-2824

atuuschaaw - Friday, February 24th, 2006 5:35 AM
Hey Anne, cruisin' around and thought I'd stop in and say HI! I saw the link to the anarchy piece, thanks! :) MFD has a new look now and has morphed into Stop in and say Hello.


Guy Zahller - Saturday, February 4th, 2006 11:21 AM

i see you don't have anything on your tour schedule for July 9-15th. i would like to encourage you to check out the free Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, OK. I know Oklahoma isn't know for being a liberal strong hold but this is as close as it gets! this is the coolest music festival around and i think it would be great to see you on the main stage! I meet Randy Norman the president of the Woody Guthrie Coalition and as it turns out he meet my sister Kim at one of your concerts at the Blue Door in OKC! I'm sure he would be receptive if you wanted to play.

Thanks for the music!

Casey Tibbs - Saturday, February 4th, 2006 11:06 AM
Hey Anne, this is Casey. I just wanted to know how you've been. Well lately I've been
learning guitar. A lot of your songs too. I really hope too see you soon. Maybe in southern Illinois.
Love and miss you,Casey

Bob Moss - Saturday, February 4th, 2006 12:55 AM
I would like to get a copy of the lyrics to Have You Been To Jail for Justice. Where can I find them?

Thank you

Tena Battefeld - Monday, January 30th, 2006 7:34 AM
Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that there isn't much to tell, We're still in the fight and there hasn't been any change,the lockout is now in it's 8th month. I just wanted to let you know we still think of you often. Keep up the good work for workers every where. Thanks Tena your sister in solidarity forever.Member of the locked out Boilermakers Local 484 in Meredosia,Illinois.

christina - Thursday, January 19th, 2006 3:14 PM
Welcome Anne to Brunnsvik 25 th of January! / cgg :-)

Susan Rimby - Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 2:35 PM
We talked about your coming to Shippensburg University on April 11. Are you still planning on coming? Are you going to send me a contract?

Michael Crouch - Monday, January 16th, 2006 5:39 PM
The directions given to Thoreau UU for the Feb 18 concert are a little off. It's west of Beltway 8, not south, and it's about a mile south of Hwy 59.
(I'm the manager of the opening band--Yellow Dog Howlers.
I'm very much looking forward to hearing Anne Feeney.

Michael Crouch

Kenny Winfree - Friday, January 13th, 2006 9:20 PM
I've moved to Arlington, TX. I see where you will be in South Texas next month. If you are ever in the Arlington, Ft. Worth area be sure and let me know. I see you're doing well!

David Crabtree - Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 4:41 PM
In light of the news out of West Virginia, I pulled out some old Merle Travis. The Lone Survivor learned that it is "Dark As a Dungeon". I found what I was looking for, "The Browder Explosion". It is a an apt lament for the 12 in WV and the thousands of others who have been killed by bad luck or just plain greed fueled Operator negligence. Of course you have to follow that up with "The Harlan County Boys". Our hearts and prayers are with "The Miners Wife" (wives). I'll finish with a dirge and a remembrance for that particular breed called Coal Miner "Black Gold" . You may know better songs and if so sing them for the workers and keep their families in your hearts.

Riley - Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 3:14 PM
Happy New Year!

jortie sheehan - Friday, December 23rd, 2005 5:24 PM
Hi Anne my grandmother was Annie Feeney (I think that was the spelling) she was was from Ireland Couny Derry to be exact. Could there be a connection

Daniel E. Moore - Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 1:09 AM
Dear Anne,
Like yourself I am a hellraiser, peace/labor activist/USAF veteran from Newton Falls, Ohio. I am also an amateur stand up comic and songwriter. Several years ago I wrote a very crowd stirring revolutionary patriotic song called,"We the People." Following is a few lines:
All you politicians out there in D.C.,
You better listen up to the land of the free, We're all pissed off and madder than hell, We're gonna start ringing our liberty bell.
Come on We the People,now don't be shy. If your tired of getting robbed, tired of just gettin' by. Let's go one and all with our heads held high. It's time we get a piece of the American pie.
You call yourselves leaders, How can this be, when you're all out of touch with reality. All out of touch you don't know what's real. When's the last time you worried about your next meal. All you poiticians we're in a blind rage. We'd like to see you livin' on minimum wage!!!
There's more... But when I sang this the crowd went wild. I would appreciate your consideration in helping to share this song with others. I also have some good original political jokes that you could use. Call me at 330-872-1454 ASAP to talk further. PS: I play a mean Orange Blossom Special on the accordian.

In peace,

Daniel E. Moore

Paul B. de Mesquita - Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 12:49 AM
Hi Anne,
Love to have you as our guest at the Annual Honors Colloquium next fall at the University of Rhode Island. Each Tuesday evening of the entire semester will be dedicated to the Music of Social Change -- On behalf of our faculty and students we wish to honor you and your work for its significant contribution to social justice causes. Please reply and tell us that you can book in with us. The colloquium would pay your usual fee and travel expenses and allow you one evening on our campus to show students how to stand up for something and raise hell for a good cause. A colleague of mine Art Stein recently met you at School of Americas demonstration and said to say hi. I know that you have been out of the country so I hope that we will hear from you as soon as you return.
Peace and Love,
Paul (AAUP)

CHUCK G - Friday, December 16th, 2005 9:46 PM
in reading your blog, a couple of interesting things to school of the americas...i was associated with this infamous school when it was still in the Panama Canal Zone., as a member attached to the 8th Special Forces Group, of course before the withdrawal of troops from that country..
also, and just as important if not more a member of boilermakers, located less than 100 miles from local 484, would you believe, our local has done nothing to help its brother local ?
it is not discussed, there has not been any mention of helping financially, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH TODAYS LABOR MOVEMENT...HOW IN THE HELL CAN THIS BE ?? WHO IS FAILING US ?? THE MEMBERSHIP, UP TO THE LEADERSHIP, BOTH LOCALLY AND AT INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS... hell, we probably share the same international rep, to me, it is do you shake up this people ? (maybe if anne feeney came to a union local meeting, and grab the members by the collar, and said, " look you assholes", these are serious times...
or to quote someone infamous " and then they came for me, "
sincerely, and love your work, have seen you at blackburn college in carlinville, IL...and have a cd..
love you c goodin

Andy Yalch - Monday, December 12th, 2005 10:49 PM
Hi Anne
I heard you were trying to contact me a few months ago. I am glad you are doing so well. Saw you on TV a couple of times too! Drop me a line or call at 412-657-1444. No grass growing under you. Nice websight!

Merry Christmas

stefan sporre - Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 9:47 AM
Hej, Anne
We just missed you in Stockholm at Stallet with Jan H. because Joe Jenks sister is a dear friend to our family. She wrote and told us about you... You are coming back to S-holm and we like to meet you, if you can?? Send us an e-mail maybe we can meet. // stefan sporre

Tim Yeager - Monday, November 28th, 2005 3:49 PM
Hi Anne,

I wanted to reach you about playing at our upcoming union meeting in Las Vegas, January 22-25, 2006. But I took a look at your website and see that you are in Scandinavia at present. Are you available for a Vegas gig in January? Lis Fiekowsky heard you play a few months ago, and I told her that I'd follow up.

Hope all is well. Your web site looks great, BTW.


Tim Yeager
UAW Local 2320

Seelan - Saturday, November 26th, 2005 10:24 PM
awesome and inspiring.
keep fueling the good fight!

Micheal Feeney - Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 9:16 PM

Karen - Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 6:41 PM
Hey Anne,
I just ransacked my address book and cell phone but can't find any of your numbers...they must be at home somewhere but I'm still at work. Send me your numbers at the above email, s'il vous plait. Love & Kisses, Karen

Ann Feeney Blandford - Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 11:19 AM
Anne: I did a google search on my name and you appeared. I was born in 1948. I think we lead parallel lives. I am a paralegal working at a local law firm. My boss, Greg Garrison, prosecuted Mike Tyson here in Indy.

You have a very interesting life/style. You're making a difference and the working class needs a voice. Good luck in your numerous endeavors. Ann

Ron Mann - Monday, October 24th, 2005 9:36 AM
Hey Girl, missed you at kerrville. Have you heard about the wallmart movie? Our local is hosting a showing on Nov 17th. 6;00pm at the Ruta Maya in Austin. Hope to see many kerverts raisin some hell.

Howard Egerman - Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 3:39 PM
Anne I am an AFGE Health and Safety Rep and it was a privilege to see you at Nina's house in Oakland. I mentioned then how much I appreciate it Punch It In as a carpal tunnel victim. Tommoroow I am doing training for our health and safety joint committee and will play both Punch It In and the Sick Note.All union reps should be required to listen to you. In solidiarity,HOward.

Fergie - Sunday, October 16th, 2005 8:20 PM
Hi Annie -

Hey, I see that Fontobonne is having a reunion on November 26, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Mt. Lebo.

They are looking for people from Class of 1968, including you.

Personally, I think it would be a riot to see you there to provide some entertainment and to make the nuns wonder why they got into this line of work in the first place.

Tena Battefeld - Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 2:49 PM
I don't imagine you remember me but I'm with the locked-out 484 in Meredosia. We walked the line together monday morning. I want you to know how much you and Evan have raised our spirits. We discussed a few things that morning and I want to Know how I can start a few of your ideas in action. I guess I really need to get a hold of Evan Greer, could you pass him my e-mail address or my phone. Thanks and yes I'm union forever. Love your website and your cd. Sisters forever in solidarity. Tena Battefeld

Tommy - Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 4:44 PM
A big "Howdy" from Camp Barefoot We missed your smile, fantastic songs and wisdom this year in Kerrville.
Hope to see you there next spring.

Health and Happiness to you,


brian altman - Monday, October 10th, 2005 1:33 PM
Let me pay my respects for your accomplishments and your Humanity. I am overwhelmed by your experiences. I spoke with you at the Mother Jones dinner and Monument ceremony at Mt. Olive. Thank you for bringing your talented sidekick, Evan Greer. Please consider Depleted Uranium as an environmental song topic.It may be hard to rhyme,but it't so dangerous we had all better be talking about it.I think Bush gets it to Haliburton for free; then it's sold to the dept of defense to be used as projectiles. The radiation is killing our troops and destroying the Environment

Mike Hoffman - Saturday, October 1st, 2005 12:52 PM
I just discovered you. Thank you, Anne
for doing with your life, what you're

Susan Rimby - Saturday, October 1st, 2005 10:19 AM
Could you email me about your rates
and availability in April ? We met in
Hershey in Sept. I lost your card.

Yvonne Schexnayder - Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 9:25 PM
I'm watching the WQED-TV program re protest abd singers and suddenly ther's pp&m singing your HAVE YOU BEEN TO JAIL FOR JUSTICE congratulations!!!!

Melody McCaig - Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 2:10 PM
Anne, I met you at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Bob Polack introduced us. I just want to let you know that what you are doing is great! Keep it up!

Lasse Nohrstedt - Sunday, September 18th, 2005 5:21 AM
Hallo Anne! Nice homepage! I spoked to Julie in phone today, and he told me your homepageaddress. Julie and I go together to Anders in Sk

Bruce Hummel - Thursday, September 15th, 2005 12:32 PM
I just want to say thank you for making the history day at hershey a success. I really enjoy listening to the CD. I listen 24 hour a day. You are the best!

michael leonard - Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 9:10 AM
Hey Hellraiser! I retired (as Executive VP, UFCW Int'l) in March 04 and have remained involved in "the movement" since relocating to NC....recently at a conference I attended your name came up and I just wanted to check in, and tell ya to keep punching! If I can do anything let me hear from ya! Peace & Justice/ml...see ya in DC in September!

Kate Baker - Sunday, September 11th, 2005 10:00 AM
Hi Anne~
I just wanted to say thank-you again for the wonderful inspiration that you give with your music. I am Tylers mom, I met you at the Summer Institute for women in Oregon and then again at the LERC summer school. Thanks so much for writing him he was elated. Your letter inspierd quite a long disscussion about unions (I am thankful for that). He said that I have to buy him new stamps so that he can write to you because "I'm not using my Anne Feeney stamps...they are special!" My in-laws are on strike currently at Boeing, and your music plays there daily (Tyler and I lent them one of our cds). Keep up the good work we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
In solidarity, Tyler and Kate

Rich Egeland - Sunday, August 14th, 2005 7:28 PM
I'm a student at the National Labor College of the George Meany Center for labor studies and bought the Union Maid CD at the bookstore and I love it!

I'm also a member of Teamsters Local 705 in Chicago and have been a labor activist and steward for 11 years now. Good show and keep on going.

Mark Senick - Friday, July 29th, 2005 1:35 AM
Sept. 1 in SF.. I'll have dinner with you.. if it's just the two of us :)


david grace - Wednesday, July 27th, 2005 7:52 PM
Hi Anne,
We have a radio station at and will be glad to play your material if you send us a copy.

Check out our site for the address and phone #. I videotaped you and Chandler at the SF LaborFest a few years ago and that's all I have to play.

Ron Grabowski - Monday, July 18th, 2005 12:14 AM
A name from the past - and I thought living in Coos Bay was so far off the beaten path no one would ever come here. I was part of the counter culture in Minneaplois/St. Paul from 1962 to 1979 and knew the likes of Scott Alrick, Dakota Dave, John Kolstad, Spider John Koener and on and on. We met very briefly way back then. At least you will get to see the pristeen south Oregon coast before Mr. Peabody's CBM drilling hauls it all away.


Ziysah - Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 10:59 AM
hi anne! wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday. was nice to have something worthwhile to celebrate this Canada Day. I just pretended all those red and white flags and firewroks were in your honour :)
good-luck with wherever you're at, and have a fulfilling year!
ziysah (peterborough, ON)

Shannon Murray - Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 2:33 PM
Hey Anne!
I found your music through a recommendation by Dan Bern. I was looking for political socially remarkable minded places to play on the west coast, and Dan suggested I contact Chris and I found your music linked on his web site. Just letting you know I really appreciate your music. I saw Utah Phillips play in Canada last summer and have been hooked on labor songs ever since. Good luck and I hope our paths will meet someday.
Shannon Murray

Mike - Monday, June 13th, 2005 6:41 PM
I'm a member of the Madison chapter of Food Not Bombs, which meets on saturdays at the park where you played for "Folk at One" this past week. First of all, I'd just like to say that I enjoyed your set. However, I thought you might find it somewhat troubling to know that the organization that put on the event has been harassing us and trying to kick us out of the park (we were pushed back away from our normal spot on State Street last week). The woman in charge has yet to give us a clear reason as to why she finds our presence there so offensive (except for "Well, we have the permit so we have the right," as though having the power to do something qualifies as a legitimate reason); however, some of us suspect that she finds the crowd we draw- ie, homeless people, punk-rock kids and African-Americans- intimidating to the primarily middle-class audience who show up with food from SubWay or McDonald's instead of eating what we offer for free to whoever wants it. I'm not criticizing you, I just figured you might like to know this.
Again, great set on Saturday.

Barb Linds - Monday, June 6th, 2005 3:14 PM
Wonderful time on Friday. I spoke with Paul about the OPSEU convention. Can you hold April 21st, 2006. Paul has to talk with our president about bringing you up to sing at our awards banquet. I think we could arrange something else for the weekend as well, if that works for you. Have fun at the Labor Arts Exchange and congratulations on the Joe Hill award!
Barb Linds

Ronnie Dee - Sunday, May 22nd, 2005 8:51 PM
Hi Anne;
I met you about a year and a half ago at our friend Hedy Hilburn's funeral. You asked me about the song I wrote: "Sit Back and Play Your Kazoo".
You gave me your card and I said that I would send you a copy, but in the ensuing months, I lost your card. If you would e-mail me a mailing address, I will send you a copy. You thought that Hedy had co-wrote it with me and I said no, but I recall what happened. Hedy had asked if she could add a union related verse or two to it and I said, "yes." We still miss her around here.
Thanks for your time and keep up the good work.
Ronnie Dee

Rob Lytle - Friday, May 20th, 2005 4:56 AM
Hi Anne! Please put me on yor e-mail list so I can keep up with what you are up to. Hoping to see you at Kerrville!

Kym Shilpetski - Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 5:36 AM
Hi. I stumbled upon your site while searching for folk singers. The bit about Utah Phillips caught my eye as I am an avid fan thanks to Ani DiFranco. Anyway, I'm sure you're busy so I would just like to say I loved the music and I think what you're doing is awesome. I saw something on your site about BLoomsburg which is where I went to college and I hope to catch you there (if I didn't miss it, gotta look back). My girlfriend is her union's representative and will be all about you once I show her your site. Keep on rockin in the free world.

- Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 1:40 AM
Sorry. I was in the steelworkers union, local 1834, I can't even remember, it was an experience that left me somewhat jaded in regard to unions. Not all of them, just that one. Or perhaps, the individuals who comprised it. In any case there aren't many positive hellraising activites in my neighborhood because I live in Squirrel Hill Actually it's all right here. And it's only another year! Safety to you in your travels, Andrea

A. Jones - Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 1:28 AM
Great birthday party and terrific show tonight! I was going to buy something on way out-no cash-so I purchased something online but I would have sworn there was a DVD (?) if so could you please let me know. Also what was the name of the song that Jack ??? sang and what is the name of the CD it is on? Thanks. P.S. Good cake.

Greg Denham - Friday, April 29th, 2005 2:17 PM
This a copy of a E-mail that I just sent
to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Will the Production of Wizard of Oz at
the Byham be using local musician or
a karaoke machine? I maen sinfonia.
If you are using musicians I will purcahse tickets for my son and myself.

If not I will not buy tickets.

I have enjoyed your music for many years.
I would listen to at the jam session at
Nooners on Penn & Main Street duing the mid to late 80's

Keep the Musician Union Going.

John Shalanski, DSW, AFGE Local #1699 - Friday, April 29th, 2005 12:28 PM
Anne: Thanks so much for your wonderful concert in Wilkes-Barre last night. I wish there was more of an audience, but your enthusiasm & spirit was apparent & I was very impressed with your committment. Also, love your voice & guitar work. Peace, John

Chris Lyons - Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 8:14 PM
We're very jazzed about the idea of making your July 18th concert in the San Lorenzo Valley a fundraiser for the Women Ventures Project (program that trains and places women in non-traditional jobs most of which are in partnership with the local building trade union shops). Great way to bring in some money for this valuable program, bring more folks in to hear you, and have a great time. Let me know that you received this and we'll get going on the planning details.

Thanks and looking forward to it.


Mary Dodd-Birmingham - Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 10:10 AM
How is it going. Listen Amber is in jail for direct action against the logging of the Biscuit area. It is her second arrest in this matter and She has refused to pay bail so will be in there a while. It would mean a lot to her if you would sent her a letter. I would really appreciate it Ann. Let me know the next time you are in Southern Oregon and we can set you up with a gig in Takilma. Take care.

Mary Birmingham-Dodd

Stan Feeney - Thursday, April 21st, 2005 9:59 PM
Just searching the surname and hit your page. When and where are you coming to Ontario? Will have to look for you.
regards Stan

Jenny Peshut - Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 5:27 PM
Dear Anne,

Wooo Hooo! You are playing for us [IWW Milwaukee GMB] at Puddler's Hall at 8:00 p.m. May 6th. What do you need for set-up or otherwise? Do you need housing? We understand the IWW Madison GMB is paying you. Please confirm and get back to us at your convenience.


Jenny [a.k.a. Sophie]

Benwen Lopez - Monday, April 4th, 2005 5:25 PM
Hey Ann,
Revolutionary Greetings from India! My name is Benwen Lopez a freelance journalist from India. I am friend of your friend David Rovics and it is through him that I have heard about you and your wonderful works. Now I also promote music of social significance performed by various artists. I was wondering if we could tie up and I could promote your music here in India... I could list you on my upcoming website of my network organization Left Media Initiatives.

If you are interested it would be great if you could send me some of your music on cds....I would not mind the bearing the shipping cost only as I doubt I would be able to purchase the cds as it would be expensive for me but I guese you could make some exceptions for genuine people and if you could send me some music before 1st May as that is the Workers Day in my state.

Well hoping to hear from you shortly.

I embrace you with my revolutionary fervor
Benwen Lopez

Bob Hofer - Saturday, March 26th, 2005 10:58 PM
I'm a union postal worker, worked with Judy Johnson in Miami, but moved to Gainesville in '91. I've enjoyed your music several times during the past, well I don't remember the first time I saw ya, but the last time was the APWU state convention three years ago. I bought two tickets for your visit to G-ville last month but couldnt make it. I'm very worried about the direction of our country and the disappearance of too many union jobs during the past four years. Anyway, you and your music are a real treasure for us unionists.

George Fedoronko - Friday, March 18th, 2005 3:34 PM
Hi Anne. It's been a long time. I was surfing today and found your website. I'm glad to see your success. Looks like you've done a few recordings since we played together. That was 18 years ago ago! I think of you often. Every once in awhile I put those albums we did on the stereo and make my daughters listen. What a time that was! Keep up the good work. God bless

Peter Kastner - Saturday, March 5th, 2005 7:45 AM
Okay, Anne --

I'm hooked. It's been along time since I learned a song someone else wrote:
I'm learning Been to Jail for Justice. It's great to be in that state again, where you really like the song,and you play it over and over, getting the changes down and the strum up to speed. The CD player sits at my computer workstation, where I'm editing video, in this case a (long) video letter I'm sending to Ray Korona and Ted Warmbrand, a history of music in my life (mostly folk

Peter Kastner - Friday, March 4th, 2005 8:10 AM
Hi, Anne --

good to be snuggled into your mailing list at last --and I like the website. I had the pleasure of meeting you at MANY VOICES this past January, when I started a spontaneous sing at the CD table, and heard this excellent voice joining in on my left side -- you. You paid me the compliment of asking me to join your labor-sing workshop, and it was a treat to do so --I sang my ENRON song (search KASTNER, "before2004", on -- it's called "A Song About Greed." ). We swapped CDs --and I've just had the pleasure of listening to yours (Been to Jail starts it, and The Internationale the closer. Lovely! Though a sixties lefty/folkie, I'm new to the progressive song movement,and am greatly enjoying discovering it -- and discovering Feeney. I know you're on the move,but I'd love to hear your reaction to my songs, if you can still find the CD (if not, I'll wing another one your way [address?],along with a copy of an interesting video letter I'm sending Ray Korona and Ted Warmbrand). The songs are personal and politcal both -- ENRON --is dedicated to Joe Hill, and written in an echo of his style. I know you'll appreciate that.

So, my dear colleague,so good to be listening to/learning about you and your music.

Let me know if I can send you a fresh CD (Peter Kastner At The Free Times).

I loved singing with you at the CD table.

Yours in musical struggle,

Peter Kastner

Amy Berlin - Friday, January 28th, 2005 3:10 PM
Hi mommy! I am sitting in an internet cafe, listening to your music online. There are not enough words in the English dictionary for me to describe to you how very much I love you! I am so proud to have a mother with so much strength, love and courage. You are my hero, mentor and best friend. I love you so much! I hope you are happy and smiling!

Mike Deegan - Thursday, January 6th, 2005 5:34 PM
Hi Anne,
I just got the announcement of your Florida tour. I hope I can make it to the Homestead date. If you can get some time to yourself, you're more than welcome to stay with me in Key West for a rest. I've got lots of room, and nobody visiting this month.

Best wishes,

FUTURE OF THE UNION - Friday, December 3rd, 2004 2:24 AM
Great website and music. Come visit ours and join the movement!

Michael Filipiak (a/k/a Peace Seeker) - Sunday, November 21st, 2004 12:51 AM
As a long time activist it feels really warm and hopeful to have found out that there is someone (YOU) out there singing songs, not about trivia and glitz, but about real issues and things of value to the life on earth. I send my support to you and best wishes for you and your singing for all of us. Thank you, Mike

ps...I'm currenty in Milwaukee, WI and heard you on Democracy Now webcast, I'm an activist, veteran psychotherapist, former college instructor, veteran, consultant and caregiver for an aged mother - well those are the highlights - and mostly a concerned human being.

Robert Feeney - Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 9:54 AM
Anne: I came across your web site by accident, and I am totally disappointed that there is a "Feeney" out there who I feel is lost in the wilderness. Hopefully, your a "Feeney" by name only, and not by blood. I think that you should find a time machine, and go back to the 60's as you would fit right in with the likes of Kerry & Fonda. Please Anne, do the Feeney clan a favor, and change your last name to "Fenny."

Dave Peter - Sunday, November 14th, 2004 9:07 AM
Hi Anne,

I've heard your inspiring music and just stopped by. I grew up new Pittsburgh, in Steubenville, Ohio where my father was a steel worker and I was for awhile (USWA Local 1190). Now I am steward and trustee for SEIU Local 1107 in Las Vegas. Do you ever have any plans to come to Las Vegas. Labor put forth alot of effort here as a battleground state for Kerry. I worked with MoveOn and ACT and my local - we won in southern Nevada but lost the state.

Keep singing the message!!

Bruce Poppe - Thursday, November 11th, 2004 11:06 AM
Stopped in to your site to get the CD "Have You Been to Jail for Justice." Hope it doesn't apply to me in January, but we'll see. We didn't lose, Ohio was stolen--check the exit polls.

See you in Kerrville next time, unless you want to play a house concert in Houston before then. Sign me "P*ssed off in Houston and angry as H*ll."

Berk - Wild River Radio Folk - Sunday, November 7th, 2004 1:07 PM
Howdy, Anne;
While sitting around the radio with some friends the day after the election, we were talking about you & your music & your life's work. The next song that the KMUD deejay, Shyla Blue, sent out over the airwaves was "We Do The Work" - the e.s.p. request line fills another syncronistic reminder that we are all connected in ways that few of us understand. Why won't this work when we try to do it on purpose?
Appreciating the mystery, and looking for signs while traveling, working, & playing along this road. See you in Montreal.
Much love, Berk
P.S. The #'s don't crunch on the vote counts. Ripped off again!

Stan the Liberal Man -- Stan Swart - Sunday, November 7th, 2004 8:45 AM
Yes, it's Stan the radio man from Jacksonville. If you haven't seen the good news from FL, Proposition 5 (state minimun wage)passed by 72% of the vote! Won in every county!
Obviously, that's about all the good news. Advice: stay in PA, your life-long base, and work the midwest from there. Also, focus on morals -- I was shocked at the depth of the gay marriage hatred, since it was not on the ballot in FL.
If you have the time, you can alwyas call in on the Andy Johnson show and give everyone a lift. Details:

Show: "DowntoBusinessAndyJohnson"
Toll-Free #: 877-900-9667
Times: 8-10 PM M, 7-9 PM T-F
My part: 8-9 PM Wednesday!

Keep up the good work,

Tom Swiss - Friday, November 5th, 2004 6:28 PM
Hi Anne. Hope to get out to see you and Chris in Rockville tomorrow. Been listening to "Flying Poetry Circus" to help kill the pain.

Some post-election thoughts:

You guys ought to check out the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt MD sometime, I think you'd find a lot of fans. -Tom

Angie Molinar - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 5:35 PM
Anne, I am writing on behalf of IUP's United Students Against Sweatshops. We were wondering if you would be interested in preforming for our cause. Thank you for your time.
-Angie Molinar

Jeff Del Papa - Friday, October 15th, 2004 5:12 PM
Thanks for making "Jail for Justice" available online. I would like a lot more people to learn it, it seems like just the thing to sing while sitting handcuffed curbside, waiting for the bus to haul you to your local equivalent of guantanamo on the hudson...

See you in Boston in a couple of weeks.


Bob Polinsky - Monday, September 27th, 2004 12:39 PM
Thanks for the flyer on the recent gig and the web address.I am trying like hell
to " vote the son of a Bush out of office ". My daughter Carolyn works for the MacArthur Park Bar in Palo Alto CA She is a barmaid and a waitress(she just turned 23 on 09/13/2004.(A 2003 G. W. U. graduate) Her sister is married and lives in Burlingame CA-Just look up Cathy Polinsky and you will find my girls close to you in S.F. Hope to see you soon---fondly Bob Polinsky

howard - Sunday, September 19th, 2004 11:40 AM
you missed seeing the horses

Frank Ford - Monday, September 13th, 2004 3:03 PM
Anne - I got to see you last night @ Jammin Java in Vienna, Va.. Your nice cousin Jill advised me about you appearing in my area (Washington, DC).I brought along a couple of friends and we all enjoyed your show. your colleague was entertaining too. I enjoyed the songs and the stories thery conveyed. I am retired from the Navy and am now a consultant in the DC area. I was a union member(Teamster in Phila., Pa.) and my my Dad was a Union Steward. Continued success and it was a pleasure meeting Jill's pretty and accomplished cousin (cuzin). Best to you. Frank

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