Anne Feeney on Scandinavian Tour Celebrating Woody Guthrie

Hellraiser Anne Feeney, pictured here singing at the Joe Hill Museum in Gavle, Sweden in 2009, is touring Sweden and Denmark this summer celebrating the life and work of Woody Guthrie. The full tour information is available at or, but includes visits to Gavle, Malmo, Copenhagen, Svendborg, Nordjylland and Stockholm. She will be performing with several Swedish and Danish artists, including Jan Hammarlund and Arne Wurgler.

Last month Feeney thrilled audiences from San Francisco to the Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington state touring with Eugene, OR-based traditional musician Mark Ross, and red hot fiddler from New York City, Adam Moss. The 3000-mile “Hard Travelin’ Tour” played to packed houses and was billed as “celebrating the life, the music and the 100th birthday of American icon, folksinger Woody Guthrie.” Many of the concerts were presented by friends of the Labor Heritage Foundation – Shelley Kessler presented a show in San Mateo, Darien DeLu of the Sacramento Labor Chorus presented two shows in Sacramento, Hali Hammer promoted the Berkeley shows, and Jim Cook (retired NALC local prez and member of “General Strike”) presented them in Skamania, WA. And Chris Chandler designed a palm card with their tour slogan – “This show kills fascists.”

On September 7, Anne will join Si Kahn, Noel Paul Stookey, Mike Stout and Joe Uehlein at Penn State for the annual meeting of the PA Labor History Society at Penn State and on September 8, someone more famous – to be announced – will do a concert at the State Theater.