i have heard you: all who have voiced opposition to my conducting a writing and performing seminar at the nottoway plantation. i have decided to cancel the retreat. when i agreed to do a retreat (with a promoter who has organized such things before with other artists and who approached me about being the next curator/host/teacher), i did not know the exact location it was to be held. i...
Our friends and neighbors to the north at the University of Winnipeg present the little folksinger with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters this Friday, November 22. The Honorary Doctor of Letters is conferred upon those who have made a significant contribution to the Arts and Humanities. Past UWinnipeg recipients include cellist Zara Nelsova (1985), folk singer – and previous Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award winner – Oscar Brand, and conductor Bramwell...
This past September Ani and her band took the Clay Center stage in Charleston, WV to record the 800th Episode of NPR’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce along with Red Baraat, Dave Mason and Dawes. The resulting show will air throughout the week starting Friday, November 8, click here for your local listings: mountainstage.org If you are like us folk in Buffalo, NY and don’t have the pleasure of a...
Ani will be presented with the 2013 Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award at their gala fundraiser, Folk Festival in the City, on November 22. The award is presented annually to a past Winnipeg Folk Festival performer who has made exceptional contributions to folk music and the community, past recipients include Sarah Harmer, Leon Redbone, Lorenna McKennitt and Billy Bragg. The evening will be hosted by 103.1 Virgin Radio host...
We all know that one of the the little folksinger’s favorite ‘f’ words is ‘funk’…and nobody brings New Orleans funk to the masses like Dumpstaphunk (Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, Nikki Glaspie). Dumpstaphunk’s new album Dirty Word, just hit the streets July 30 featuring Ani on the title track. If you are wondering how this came about, here’s how Ivan Neville explained the track in an...
Last October Ani joined a live celebration of Woody Guthrie's centennial at the Kennedy Center in DC with artists including Roseanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Tom Morello, Jackson Browne, The Old Crow Medicine Show and so many more. This June you can catch the show on PBS (check your local listings http://pbs.org/tvschedules) in a one hour special, or you can add it to your personal collection, available to own on June...
Ani DiFranco is returning to the Big Apple on November 16 at Town Hall. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 5 but we are giving you a chance to get your tickets first! Head over to the tour page for details! We will have more tour dates to announce soon, but if you just can't wait for a live Ani fix we now have copies of...
Can you believe it has been ten years since Evolve was released? Way
back on March 11, 2003 that beautiful shiny blue box appeared on record
store shelves, filled to the brim with folk, jazz, funk, and poetry. The Huffington Post marked the anniversary with a great collection of videos to enjoy – check it out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.
If you visit righteousbabe.com on a regular basis you are likely aware that Ani is involved with The Roots of Music, a not-for-profit free music school for the underprivileged children of New Orleans. In true Righteous Babe style Ani fans have helped raise money and awareness for the program over the last few years. We’re back with a free and entertaining way to help raise money for the kids; now through Super...
We are happy to announce two new tour dates in November going on sale this Friday. Presales start tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 30), visit righteousbabe.com/pages/ani-tour-dates for details. Although it is a long way off, and we really just started to recover from the holidays, Ani isn’t going to be hitting the road again until late fall as she is preparing for the newest addition to her family. Don’t fret, there will...
Back in November Neha Sharma from the India edition of Rolling Stone Magazine sat down with Ani for a chat before her New York City performance at Town Hall, and stuck around to catch the show. That means Neha travelled approximately 7,316 miles (or 11,773 kilometers) to catch the little folksinger do what she does best, live on stage! But don’t worry about dusting off your passport to pick up...
Now available for preorder: Ani DiFranco live at Babeville in Buffalo recorded 4/22/12. This newest addition to the Bootleg Series features two unreleased songs, a poem so new that it doesn’t even have a title yet, and a special appearance of Pearl and the Beard on “Every State Line” and “Which Side Are You On?”. You will also notice a brand new look for this first release in the new...
Guitar String bracelets are back at WearYourMusic.org. Each bracelet is handmade to order from old Ani guitar strings (the ones she didn’t break along the way that is…). All the proceeds from the bracelets go to support the Southern Center for Human Rights. For a while they were out of Ani’s guitar strings due to popular demand, but now they are restocked and ready for your order. Custom recycled jewelry...
Before taking the stage in Kent, Ohio on September 29, Ani sat down with This Epic Life to chat with Kristoffer Carter about everything from her songwriting process and guitar technique to balancing her professional and family lives. Get beyond the typical questions about the business of being Ani and into the creative process behind her songs. The 30 minute audio podcast, with song clips interspersed throughout, is now available...
Ani hit the stage at the 9:30 Club in DC this past Saturday to a sold out crowd, and Rachel Pearl from brightestyoungthings.com (who you can spot in the “Mariachi” fan video here) was on hand to capture the excitement. Check out Rachel’s musings about the show here (including a shot of the set list, which we know a lot of you love to see). Ani’s tour wraps up this...
Ani's November tour kicks off Saturday with a sold out show in DC -
'"This is going to be my last tour for a while," she said, noting her
due date is in April, but she'll keep her musical muse busy even when
she's out of the public eye."' - Washington Examiner
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For tour dates visit: http://www.righteousbabe.com/tour/index.asp
Singer, songwriter, poet, guitarist, painter...yes, Ani DiFranco is one very talented woman (and we haven't even scratched the surface). Ani's paintings are included in Paste Magazine's "23 Musicians Share Their Paintings". Check out another dimension of Ani's artistry here: pastemagazine.com
Attention all aspiring artists and Ani fans! Creative Allies is looking for a commemorative poster reflecting the theme of “Which Side Are You On?” and the spirit of the Occupy Movement. All posters are to be submitted by June 14th to creativeallies.com, and a $500 cash prize goes to the winner.Click here , for more information on submissions and criteria. We’re excited to see your most innovative and inspiring art,...
Check out the tour page
for newly announced Ani DiFranco shows for this November including;
Washington DC; Glenside, PA; Tarrytown, Brooklyn and New York, NY.
Presales run this week. For those of you still waiting for the Little
Folksinger’s tour bus to make a stop in your town don’t despair, there
are more tour dates to come so stay tuned!