We know you're thinking about how you wish summer wouldn't end rather than eagerly looking forward to fall (and all of the subsequent leaves you'll have to rake), but there are a few things to make you want to usher in the autumn winds. Pumpkin pie, hayrides, and Ani DiFranco, of course! That's right, Ani will not only be making her long-awaited return to Toronto in early November, she'll also...
You thought you were lucky when you heard you'd be seeing the fabulous touring trio of Ani, Todd, and Allison. Well, folks with tickets to shows in September will be able to count themselves among the luckiest as the ever-amazing vibraphonist and percussionist Mike Dillon will be joining the mix for the month, hitting places like Louisville, Milwaukee, Chicago and many more. So check the tour page for a complete...
If you don’t think shrinks have problems, you’re crazy. That’s the tagline for Lifetime’s new show, State of Mind, a snappy little show starring Lili Taylor as a psychiatrist with problems of her own. What does this have to do with Righteous Babe, you may ask? Well, the Little Folksinger wrote the theme song for the show that airs every Sunday, at 9PM EST on Lifetime. You can even watch...
As fans have seen the evolution of Ani’s writing and artwork splashed throughout the liner notes of her 19 albums, they’ve listened, sang, screamed, laughed, and cried along with her. On September 11, fans will be re-introduced to Ani in a whole different way. Ani’s first book of poetry published in the United States, Verses, is a collection of her poetry and paintings that captures her essential artistry that has...
We’ve got some good news for all of you folks in the city that never sleeps! Ani will be heading your way this November, with two, count ‘em, two performances just days before Thanksgiving. And I know there’s nothing in the world that I’m more grateful for than double chances to hear some righteous folk music. Except maybe pumpkin pie. Mmmm... I’ve got a sweet tooth today...well, you know how...
With Canon, Ani’s ultimate career retrospective coming out in just nine short weeks, all of us over here in Babeville decided that we needed to do something in honor of its arrival on the shelves. So what better way to celebrate than with a contest that tests your knowledge on The Little Folksinger and give you bunches of prizes for the massive amounts of Babe knowledge you’ve got crammed in...
In anticipation of Ani’s big return to New York City (more specifically, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park) on July 18, WFUV is re-airing some Ani goodness. Back in October, Ani performed an intimate set live at Joe’s Pub in NYC, and the recorded performance will air at 9pm on July 11, both on-air and online at WFUV's official website. So tune in on a lazy Wednesday night and be prepared to be...
Summer has finally arrived! Ani, bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Allison Miller are warming up for the “Handful of Dates” tour that kicks off July 11 in San Diego. As a bonus to your summer concert experience, Righteous Babe Anaïs Mitchell joins the tour (fresh from a wildly successful European tour) as a special guest in San Diego, San Francisco (7/14), and Santa Cruz (7/18). Melissa Ferrick and Anaïs will...
Come July when Ani’s tour truck is being packed with the usual assortment of guitars and monitors the crew will be adding something to the truck that hasn’t been there since 2002…a drum kit. That’s right, drummer Allison Miller has just joined the touring family and will be providing rhythm for Ani and upright bassist Todd Sickafoose. Chosen as "Rising Star Drummer" in Downbeat's 53rd Annual Critics Poll, Allison has...
Last week we announced Ani’s performance this Sunday, April 29 at One Eyed Jacks in the heart of the French Quarter. On this rare small club appearance she’ll be sharing the stage with touring partners Todd Sickafoose on bass and Mike Dillon on percussion. We’re also happy to report Austin native Jeff Klein will kick off this very special evening. Klein’s smooth whiskey-and-nicotine rasp are a perfect complement to his...
wait until July to catch the Little Folksinger live? That’s okay, she
just can’t wait to take the stage. On Sunday, April 29 lucky folks in
New Orleans can catch a rare club performance at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketweb.com. Can’t make it to the Big Easy? Keep your eyes on the Righteous Babe tour page for the latest information.
Grammy Award nominated art director Brian Grunert does so much more than design amazing CD packages for Ani DiFranco (Evolve, Educated Guess, Knuckle Down, and Reprieve among others)…He also helps facilitate the destruction of pianos in the name of art and music. Catch this one of a kind performance! Hallwalls presents MONSTERS OF NATURE AND DESIGN this Wednesday, April 4 at 8pm at Asbury Hall at The Church (341 Delaware...
Ani has been taking a reprieve from the road to revel in the joys of motherhood, but lucky New Yorkers can catch one of her few live performances this summer during Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 18. Righteous Babe and WFUV want to make sure that you are able to get your tickets before anybody else, so be sure to check out the tour page for...
happy to report that Ani gave birth to a 7 pound, 8 ounce little girl,
Petah Lucia, at her Buffalo home early Saturday morning, January 20.
Mother and baby are both healthy and happy. Welcome to the world,
WBFO 88.7 in Buffalo, NY will be airing Ani’s performance from Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday, December 31 at 4pm and again on Monday, January 1 at 7pm. Originally recorded on October 10, 2006 in front of a small audience of 100 lucky fans, Ani and touring bassist Todd Sickafoose performed songs from her new album Reprieve in between interview segments. If you aren’t in the Buffalo...
They have done it again! Ani DiFranco and Brian Grunert have wowed the Grammy Board with their package design skills, receiving their fourth nomination in a row for Best Recording Package for Ani’s latest album, Reprieve. The tree gracing the cover of the beautiful package is based on a photograph taken in Nagasaki on August 10, 1945, the story of which is available here. Each Ani DiFranco CD for the...
Ani fans in
her home town of Buffalo, NY can catch her live on WLKK 107.7 FM The
Lake tomorrow, November 14. DJ Tina Peel will interview Ani in-between
a few live songs at 1pm. For those of you who can’t tune in, visit the
website and sign up for the Lake Community (sorry, you must be 18 or over) to stream the radio station live.
For those of you who missed the slam poetry of Buddy Wakefield
during Ani’s shows on the West coast, you can catch him on one of the
last three October performances! Buddy has been added as a special
guest for Ani’s performances tonight in Austin, TX, 10/20 in Lafayette,
LA, and 10/22 in New Orleans. For more information on Ani’s upcoming
tour dates click here.
Ani’s recent interview on The Progressive Radio show is available online. Stream the audio online or download the MP3 to hear Ani talk about politics, feminism, New Orleans, being pregnant and her new album Reprieve. The Progressive Radio Show is a weekly half-hour radio show hosted by Matthew Rothschild, Editor of The Progressive magazine and former host of “Second Opinion.” While you are at the website you can also check...
You may not have won tickets to see Ani’s secret show in New York City but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Tomorrow, (Tuesday, October 10) at 1pm EST fans in New York City can tune in to WFUV 90.7 FM, everybody else can stream the live audio performance at wfuv.org. The show will also be re-broadcast on NPR.org at a later date, we’ll post more details once...