Anne Feeney

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Hellraiser Anne Feeney In Concert

Singer/Songwriter

Pittsburgh-based agitator Anne Feeney performs music that she says is designed to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Not many women have chosen to walk the path of Woody Guthrie, but Feeney’s made a career of it for the past 35 years. She has lived her life on the frontlines – performing at thousands of rallies, picket lines and demonstrations over the years – including the WTO demonstrations in Seattle, Solidarity Day in Washington, DC, and for 1.5 million at the April 25, 2004 March for Women’s Lives. Feeney’s bottomless song bag draws on Irish, bluegrass, traditional, labor, pop, folk and contemporary material. She’s as likely to sing a traditional song or an obscure gem by one of her many friends in the singer/songwriter circuit as she is one of her own award-winning songs. Feeney’s anthem, “Have You Been to Jail for Justice?” is featured on Peter, Paul and Mary’s CD, “In These Times,” and also on “Carry It On,” – their 5 CD boxed set. While Feeney may prefer the excitement of performances at rallies and demonstrations, she knows that many of her fans prefer pepper-spray free environments to listen to the songs and stories that make up her sometimes caustic, sometimes hilarious, always inspiring show.

Anne Feeney is the granddaughter of an intrepid mineworkers’ organizer, who also used music to carry the message of solidarity to working people, Anne has traveled to the frontlines in 40 states, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and Sweden. Dubbed the “minister of culture” to the movements for economic and social justice and human rights, Anne is “the best labor singer in North America ” according to Utah Phillips. True to tradition, Feeney has managed to incorporate an amazingly diverse array of styles including traditional Irish and Mexican ballads, Black spirituals, reggae, boogie, hip-hop, and ska. Peter Yarrow adds, “… she’s a wonderful songwriter…because she’s a person who has lived her songs.”

Hear her play “Rich Man’s House

Concert Calendar

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 3:00 PM
Anne Feeney in Concert
Karen Dean’s House Party
Burnaby, BC
Canada
Price: suggested $20
contact Kdean@telus.net or regbrennan@hotmail.com for reservations and directions.

Monday, September 17th, 2012 8:00 PM

Jim Byrnes and Anne Feeney in Concert celebrating CUPE’s 50th Anniversary at UVIC
UVic Farquhar Auditorium
Victoria, BC
Canada
http://www.auditorium.uvic.ca/tickets/
Doors at 7:30
http://www.jamestbyrnes.com/video.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6qMvcicag (Anne Feeney in Madison, Wisconsin)

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 8:00 PM

Vancouver and District Labour Council Presents Anne Feeney in Concert!
Media Room @ Tipper
2066 Kingsley
Vancouver, BC
Canada
Price: $15-25 suggested donation
contact regbrennan@hotmail.com for more information

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 10:30 AM

with the solidarity notes choir
vancouver, bc
canada
reg brennan@hotmail.com is the contact

Monday, September 24th, 2012 7:30 PM

Anne Feeney in Concert
Roeder Home
2600 Sunset
Bellingham, WA 98225
Price: $15-25 suggested donation
keithfredrikson@yahoo.com is the contact. as always, no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012 6:00 PM

Eugene Debs Annual Award/Dinner
Eugene V Debs Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Honoring Clayola Brown
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
http://eugenevdebs.com

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 7:30 PM

Thomas Merton Center Fundraiser with Mike Stout and the Human Union
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
University Of Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-361-3022
http://mikestoutmusic.com/
I’ll sing a couple songs at this show, too – support the Thomas Merton Center!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012 8:00 PM

Peter and Lou Berryman in Concert
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.877-6480

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 6:00 PM

Thomas Merton Center 40th Anniversary Party with Medea Benjamin!
Sherator Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
http://thomasmertoncenter.org
Medea Benjamin founded Code Pink and will be a FABULOUS speaker…. don’t miss this wonderful event! I’ll be there and sing a few songs, too!