Utah Phillips called Anne Feeney: “the best labor singer in North America.” For close to 40 years I knew her as a friend and fellow traveler. She was undaunted and indefatigable. Despite her many challenges, I thought she would outlive us all. And I think I was right on that one. Through the songs she wrote, the recordings she made, the younger singers she empowered and the causes she championed Anne lives on in our history and in our hearts.
Those of us who knew and loved Anne gathered together April 3rd to share our memories and honor hers. I got to co-host the “The Sojourner Truth Room (Stories of Anne on the Road)” with Janet Stecher of Rebel Voices.
Here’s a picture of Anne and me touring our way from New England to Southern Georgia for the SOA Watch Protest in 2008.