Spin.com caught up with Ani in her dressing room at the Mile High Music
Festival recently, you can watch the conversation that ensued here.
Get the scoop straight from the Little Folksinger’s mouth about
touring with two-and-a-half-year-old Petah, the current state of New
Orleans music, being one of the original indie artists and where she
sees herself in the future.
If you missed it, Ani DiFranco and many others joined folk music legend Pete Seeger as he celebrated his 90th birthday this past May with an unforgettable night of music at New York’s Madison Square Garden in support of the environmental organization that he founded more than 40 years earlier: the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, created by Seeger to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the Hudson River and...
Ani’s latest studio album, Red Letter Year is now available on vinyl! This beautiful 2-record gatefold package features all the original tracks that you love - plus an exclusive extended version of “Emancipated Minor”, remixed by Mike Napolitano, and two mini posters of Ani for your hanging pleasure. So dust off that record player and enjoy – just go to the Righteous Babe Store or visit your favorite record store...
This Saturday, if you can’t make it to Lowell, MA to see Ani live in concert at Boarding House that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun…Tune into WMVY to hear the full show live on the radio (or your computer at wmvyradio.com). Ani, Todd and Allison are scheduled to take the stage around 9pm EST. Tickets for the Boarding House rain location are currently sold...
So many folks have asked us for one of Ani’s guitars – here’s your
chance to own the next best thing. Ani has autographed an acoustic
Alvarez RF8C Guitar (complete with hardshell case) to help raise funds
for our friends at Paste Magazine. You can go online at eBay for your chance to bid – but hurry – the auction ends tomorrow!
We know times are tough – so to spread a little joy and sunshine we’re giving you two ways to win tickets to one of Ani’s summer tour dates near you (sorry folks, no festivals…) Relix Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets on their website to one lucky winner all you have to do is enter here. For our Facebook friends go to the Ani DiFranco musician Facebook...
Didn’t get tickets to the Bonnaroo festival this year? That doesn’t mean you have to miss the Little Folksinger (or any of the other amazing performances for that matter). For the full festival experience put on some patchouli, smear a little mud on your sandaled feet and invite a bunch of friends to dance with you around your computer room… then go to music.att.net and watch Ani live online at...
CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with Ani this past Friday on AC360 about the ongoing struggles for democracy in Burma, and specifically about the status of Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratic opposition leader currently under house arrest. You can watch the interview on the AC360 Daily Podcast here, Ani’s segment is about 18 minutes in. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is currently on trial for allegedly...
Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart let the world know his lack of love for poetry…despite having a knack for rhyme himself. But after shaking his fist at White House Poetry Jams he mentioned how much he was looking forward to June which he declared is now Ani DiFranco month! (ok, he said Annie DiFranco but we’ll overlook the mispronunciation) You can check out the Daily Show clip...
Looking for a dose of culture in your life? Starting May 16, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan appeals to the rockers in all of us with their new exhibit “Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2.” Featuring more than 20 cars and over 50 guitars, the show includes one of Ani’s own acoustics on display along side axes from Jimi Hendrix, Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper and cars from...
The latest release in the Official Bootleg Series takes you to the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. On September 18, 2006 the Little Folksinger took the stage with Todd Sickafoose (upright bass) and Mike Dillon (percussion and vibes) and spirits were high. Now you can relive the joy with 19 tracks of pure live bliss including the first Official Bootleg recordings of “Studying Stones,” “Coming Up,” “Red Letter Year,”...
The spring tour is winding down but there are still plenty of chances to
catch Ani and the band this summer! A new date has just been added to
in Pittsburgh, PA at the Rex Theatre on July 8. Tickets go on sale
through Ticketmaster.com tomorrow morning (May 1) at 10 am through ticketmaster.com. Check out the tour page to catch an Ani show near by you!
Still can’t get enough live Ani to see you through to the next concert?
No worries - National Geographic recently posted Ani’s exclusive Geo Sessions performance on the web here.
Recorded at a private taping in DC last May and posted in two parts,
stream over 20 minutes of concert footage (including “Smiling
Underneath,” “Subdivision” and “As Is”) and interview footage with the
Little Folksinger herself.
Looking for something to check out online to kill a little time? Hulu’d
out? Tired of sifting through countless amateur YouTube vids? On
Sunday MSN.com posted segments of Ani’s Live from the Artist Den, here.
Watch live performances of “Present/Infant,” “32 Flavors,” and “Red
Letter Year” along with some great interview clips and more (with
limited commercial interruption). Enjoy!
For all of you in the New England area (more specifically, in southern Maine), there will be a rare in-store appearance with Ani this Friday, April 17 in Scarborough, Maine! Prior to her show that evening at Merrill Auditorium in Portland – and in honor of Record Store Day (which is the following day) - Ani is taking time out for a performance and interview with WCLZ, recorded in front...
Feeling Crafty? Head on over to the Righteous Babe Store and put your creative energies to work for you! We’re holding a Righteous Babe Egg Dyeing contest and the grand prize is a pair of tickets to an Ani show near you! (Some restrictions apply, free tickets are not available for festivals or special events). That’s right, just for expressing your inner most righteous babe in egg form you could...
It’s the first day of spring…which means it the perfect time to start planning for the summer music festival season! Ani will be performing at the Rothbury Festival at the JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI on July 5, tickets go on sale today (click here). In addition to the little folksinger, the weekend fest (July 2 – 5) includes performances by The Dead, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, The String Cheese...
Sunday, May 3rd folk legend Pete Seeger turns 90 years old and there’s gonna be a huge sing-a-long at Madison Square Garden to celebrate! Ani will be there, along with over 40 other great musicians including Pete Seeger (of course), Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris…well you get the idea, so just head on over to seeger90.com to get the...
As we’ve previously reported, last July Ani and her band transformed the oldest art museum in America into a once in a lifetime concert venue - the setting was beautiful, the small, lucky crowd was exuberant and cameras were there to document the energy. Tune in to the public television series “Live from the Artists Den” in March to see the private concert recorded in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy...
Toshi Reagon is jumping on the March Tour bus in Asheville, NC as a special guest for the last half of Ani’s March tour! We just can’t say enough about Toshi’s incredible talent so instead of trying check out her videos on the Righteous Babe Records YouTube channel. Click here for tour dates and tickets. This follows an appearance at Carnegie Hall (yup, THE Carnegie Hall) on March 4 for...