Anne Feeney

Anne Feeney, Rest in Power (July 1, 1951 – February 3, 2021)

Celebrating the life and legacy of Anne Feeney

Virtual memorial and music event April 3, 2021 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST followed by a participatory “reception” with breakout rooms for sharing memories and song.


Anne Feeney Memorial Live Stream

We look forward to celebrating the Life of Anne Feeney with you and including your important part of it in this virtual celebration.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Anne Feeney Hellraiser Fund, managed by the Labor Heritage Foundation

Anne Feeney was “the best labor singer in North America,” according to Utah Phillips, “a fearless and formidable force,” according to Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and “rocked the house” according to Dar Williams. She was also a mentor who generously gave her time and support to help jump-start the careers of many young and up-and-coming songwriters, activists, and artists who carry on the tradition of using music and art as a tool and a weapon in support of movements for social, economic, and environmental justice. She especially supported young women, queer and trans artists, working class artists and artists of color by sharing her wisdom, her contacts, and the stage. The Anne Feeney Hell Raiser Fund is a fund managed through the Labor Heritage Foundation that will carry on Anne’s work of constantly passing the torch and lifting up the voices of emerging activist musicians. Each year the fund will provide small grants to artists carrying forward Anne Feeney’s rabble rousing legacy. Grants between $500 - 1,000 will be used to support a recording project, subsidize a tour, or support in the creation of original music or artwork that comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable. Funds raised will first cover burial costs, and then will be split between the memorial fund and the Labor Heritage Foundation. To apply for the grant, send an email with a one-paragraph description of your work and the project you need funding for, as well as a link to your work, to annefeeneymemorial@gmail.com

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