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...
This September Eurydice and Orpheus are reunited! What we mean is Anais Mitchell is opening a string of shows for Bon Iver. So the stars have aligned just right to finally release the folk-opera masterpiece Hadestown on vinyl, and fulfill the request that many of you have sent to our info box. Complete with six art prints of the characters and an mp3 download card, now you can own the...
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,...
Music for Occupy is dishing up “Occupy This Album” a protest album featuring an array of musicians on a mission to spread the word of truth through music! Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement, artists including Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, and Third Eye Blind contribute songs to raise awareness for the 99%. Composed of 99 songs by 99 artists, “Occupy This Album” gives new musicians the chance to have...
We are asking folks for submissions to help put together a video for Ani DiFranco’s song “Mariachi” from Which Side Are You On? Film yourself singing along, dancing, playing, anything that the song inspires you to do and we’ll take the footage and put it together to make a video starring you! Submissions also enter you to win a vinyl test pressing autographed by Ani or other prize packs of...
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!
I first met Dennis in 2004 when he came to visit me backstage after a concert. What struck me about our first meeting was that I did most of the talking. He engaged me about my hopes for America and invited input about where specifically I would like to see change and improvement. Someone who I expected was coming as a politician, to schmooze, instead presented himself as a public...
We know Ani fans are some of the most creative people around, so we thought it would be fun to see how you've been inspired by the new album, and open up the forum for you to submit a photo inspired by the song "Which Side Are You On?" Show us whatever comes to mind: a photo of "which side" you're on, a pic of two opposing sides, the image...
After three years of waiting, the new Ani DiFranco studio album Which Side Are You On? is finally here! We have been getting wonderful feedback from folks who have preordered or previewed the album, lots of love at radio, great reviews from folks like Jeff Miers at the Buffalo News, Consequence of Sound, Relix Magazine, even MSN... we could go on, but rather than sitting here reading about how great...
Catch Ani DiFranco’s interview with David Dye on NPR's World Cafe to be broadcast on Tuesday, January 17 (which is also release day for Ani’s new studio album Which Side Are You On?)! In between the chatter you will also hear some live tracks, both of which were recorded October 21 in Lancaster, PA in front of a live audience. World Café can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide...
This Friday, tune into WWOZ to hear Ani DiFranco performing live at the Voodoo Experience! The last show on her October trek features Ivan Neville and Herlin Riley as her band for the festival in City Park in New Orleans. If you are in the area go to thevoodooexperience.com to get tickets and experience it live in person! Ani will be taking the stage around 4:30pm CDT on Friday, October...
In case you missed it live, you can stream Ani's full WXPN World Cafe performance from October 21, 2011 at xpn.org.
From 'Anticipate' to '32 Flavors' with songs from the upcoming album,
favorite tunes from the past and even a poem dedicated to the Occupy
movement, there's over an hour of Ani and her guitar to enjoy!
This Friday, tune into WXPN to hear Ani DiFranco performing a live solo concert to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of NPR's World Cafe with David Dye. The show will be broadcast live from the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 21st starting at 8pm EST with Kate Foust, followed by Zee Avi around 8:30pm EST and Ani taking the stage around 9:30pm EST (note: times are approximate, this...
The first release in a series of events leading up to the 2012 centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie’s birth, Note of Hope features tracks based on the words and writings of the great American Master. Comprised primarily of unpublished Guthrie writings penned between 1942 and 1954 while he was living in New York City and Brooklyn, Nora Guthrie (Woody’s daughter) asked renowned bassist Rob Wasserman to lead the project. Together...
For all you audiophiles out there, we are happy to announce Ani DiFranco's Red Letter Year, is now available as a pristine, hi def Studio Master quality download at HDtracks.com - You Can Hear The Difference! In celebration you can get 20% off a full album download for a limited time, just use the promo code "HDredletter20" at checkout now thru July 22nd at 12midnight EST. Remember to click "apply...
Between now and Mother’s day (May 9) if you walk into a Starbucks for an Espresso Macchiato pick-me-up in select stores across US and Canada, you can also grab a copy of the compilation Every Mother Counts and help support CARE’s maternal health programs in coffee growing countries and to help support maternal health relief efforts by Every Mother Counts. You can also order online here. Ani reworked the song...
Ani will join in the celebration on May 27 at Beacon Theatre for hippie icon Wavy Gravy’s 75th Birthday performing a couple of songs along side a superstar list of other musicians including Bruce Hornsby, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dr. John, Jackson Browne, Jorm Kaukonen, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Steve Kimock and other special surprise guests. Proceeds benefit the Seva Foundation, a California based non-profit organization founded by Wavy Gravy, Ram Dass,...
Celebrating her first solo release on Righteous Babe, congratulations; thank you & i'm sorry, Animal’s sure to get folks in a liberated mood during the April tour. The co-creator of bitch & animal has found herself in the spotlight before the little folksinger in the past and she never fails to entertain! Ani brings her band to the west on this trek (Todd Sickafoose on bass, Mike Dillon on vibes...
In case you missed it, the radio show Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is reairing the live performance featuring Ani DiFranco, Erin McKeown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chuck Prophet and Andy McKee this Friday, February 11 and the week after (depending on your station). The show was recorded live February 28, 2010 at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV and features performances of “Which Side...