Songs for the Environment & Social Justice


Iconic environmental singer Dana Lyons teams up with labor singer-activist Anne Feeney in a concert for the Environment and Social Justice at 7:30pm, Friday, July 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon (UUFCO), 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, just off Skyliners Road  in Bend.

A suggested donation is $15-$20, with no one turned away for lack of funds. The concert is sponsored by the Social Justice Advisory Team of the UUFCO. Doors open at 7pm.

Lyons and Feeney are on a Pacific Northwest tour called “Teamsters and Turtles – Together at Last!”—offering song and story as evidence that unions and environmentalists can work together for social justice, and have fun doing it.

Dana Lyons lives is a singer/songwriter from Bellingham, Washington best known for his outrageous hit comedy songs Cows with Guns, RV and Ride The Lawn.  The Pittsburgh-based Anne Feeney performs music that she says is designed to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

“Every movement has its minstrel,” says Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. “The unions had Wood Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons.”

The late Utah Phillips called Anne Feeney “the best labor singer in North America.”

Michael Funke




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *