Anne Feeney

Feeney was born near Pittsburgh, PA on July 1, 1951. She graduated from high school in 1968. After saving for one year she purchased a Martin D-28 guitar that she still plays today. The Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement were influential events that shaped her politics and songwriting. Feeney was also influenced by her grandfather, William Patrick Feeney, who was a mineworkers' organiser and a violinist who also used his music in the service of political and labor causes. She worked for about 12 years as a trial attorney and served as President of the Pittsburgh Musicians' Union. She also spent two decades involved in community activism and regional performances at political and labor rallies. She is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Since 1991 Feeney has toured North America and the world to perform and participate in political and labor rallies and events. Her first recording, Look to the Left, was released in 1992. Since then she has released several more albums, most recently If I Can't Dance. Feeney and her daughter Amy Berlin performed Feeney's song Ain't I A Woman at the March for Women's Lives in Washington, DC on April 25, 2004. Anne Feeney's music has been recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and played in concert as well. Political cartoonist Mike Konopaki included Feeney's recording of Union Maid, in a flash animation in 2003. Feeney's song Have You Been to Jail for Justice? was included in a broadcast of radio program Democracy Now! and also fea...

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