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...
Ani returns to the road this October, kicking off on Thursday, October 12 in Madison, WI, with a very special guest, Jesse Harris. Jesse Harris is a singer/songwriter from New York City who recently released his latest album Mineral on his own label, Secret Sun Recordings. He also won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2003 for Norah Jones’ rendition of “Don’t Know Why” (he wrote four...
Win a chance to see Ani DiFranco perform a secret show in New York City with 100 other lucky fans! This unique, intimate experience will be recorded for a public radio special and you could be a part of the audience. The show takes place at a venue to be announced, on Tuesday, October 10 at 1pm in New York City. Ani will perform a set from her extensive catalog...
By now, you’ve been listening to Reprieve for the last month. The press has been listening, too. And writing. See what the folks at Paste magazine (in the September issue, with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint on the cover) and No Depression (featuring Old Crow Medicine Show on the cover) had to say about Reprieve by clicking here. Not only has the US press been gushing over Reprieve, but you...
If you’ve been to an Ani show recently you may be wondering who’s playing the vibes, tabla, and a variety of other crazy percussion instruments…he’s Mike Dillon, and he will accompany the little folksinger and upright bassist Todd Sickafoose for the rest of Ani's tour dates in 2006. Mike has also performed with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Les Claypool, among others. To get a feel for the trio’s sound,...
A few months back, Ani played a show at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville. If you couldn’t strap on your cowboy boots and make it there, you’re in luck, because some exclusive live tracks from that very performance are now available on iTunes for your musical consumption. Accompanied by Todd Sickafoose on bass and Mike Dillon on percussion, Ani performs “Manhole,” “78% H2O,” and the brand-new unreleased tune, “Red Letter...
Ani will be appearing on the Henry Rollins Show on the Independent Film Channel on August 5th along with Stephen Gaghan, the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film Syriana. The main goal of the Henry Rollins Show is to “take an uncensored approach to talk show programming with a voice that strikes a balance of humor, angst, art and intellect.” Ani will be performing “Millennium Theater” from her...
Turn up your computer speakers and beef-up your bandwidth, the Little Folksinger paid a visit to the Acoustic Cafe and now you can hear it for yourself. During the visit, Ani answered questions about the making of Educated Guess, her January 2004 release, and discussed plans for her next album. The interview also features live performances of "Educated Guess," "Animal," and two new, unreleased songs. Click here to listen....
All of that finger-crossing has paid off! The votes have been tallied and Evolve, Ani's March 2003 release, has been awarded a Grammy in the Best Recording Package category. The album's embossed digi-pak and metallic blue slip-case covering with custom die-cut impressed Grammy voters just as much as the music on Evolve has impressed fans and music critics. Congratulations to the Little Folksinger and graphic artist Brian Grunert for...
The radio gods are smiling on us once again with the news that Ani's interview with Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers will air on NPR's "All Things Considered" tonight, January 9, 2004. Tune your radio to your favorite public radio station and, if you happen miss the broadcast, you can always check it out on the web here.
San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Noe Venable will open the January dates of Ani's winter 2004 tour. Venable, who is known for fusing her unique voice with combinations of folk, pop, country and jazz, has been nominated for Best Female Vocalist at the California Music Awards two years in a row. For more information on Ani's winter '04 tour, mosey on over to the RBR tour page.
Another feather has been added to Ani DiFranco’s cap: A grammy nomination for her work as Art Director. Evolve, released in March 2003, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Packaging category. Ani, along with graphic designer Brian Grunert, co-Art Directed the album, which has been receiving rave reviews for its unique visual and textural elements, a metallic blue slip-case covering and embossed digi-pak. In our humble...
Ani DiFranco has been “on her own”—to quote her company’s phone number—for a long time. But not since the release of her second album back in 1991 has she been quite as much a solo act as she is on her latest CD, Educated Guess. On it, Ani not only plays all the instruments and provides the lead and backing vocals, but for the first time in her career she...
That's right, folks! The University of Hartford is opening its doors to the general public. Tickets to Ani's upcoming show at the Lincoln Theatre in W. Hartford, CT on November 23rd are now available. Bass-n-groove virtuoso That 1 Guy will open the show. To find out how to get yourself some tickets, make your way to the RBR tour page.
That 1 Guy and Joe Henry will both be opening on Ani's November tour. Joe Henry, who will be opening the first half of the month, has been garnering rave reviews for his most recent album, Tiny Voices. That 1 Guy, who will be opening the second half of the month, is known for his sublimely eclectic bass-n-drum grooves. For specific dates, head on over to the RBR tour page....
The month of October brings Righteous fans two babes for the price of one when RBR new-comer Hamell On Trial joins The Little Folksinger on tour, assaulting stages and illuminating faces with stops in the southwest as well as Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville. To check out where Ani is continuing on to with That 1 Guy, swing on over here. Find out where to catch the "one-man powerhouse of...
Ani graces the cover of Performing Songwriter's June 2003 issue. Inside you will find Ani's exclusive chat with Bruce Cockburn. To read excerpts of the article go to the Performing Songwriter's website: http://www.performingsongwriter.com
The Peace Not War compilation CD is now available for mail order via Righteous Babe Record’s website. London’s Peace Not War group has assembled a crackling 2 CD compilation of anti-war tracks by artists including Ani, Sleater-Kinney, Public Enemy, Billy Bragg, Yo La Tengo, Ms Dynamite, and many others. Proceeds from the sale of this 2-CD set on the Righteous Babe Records website will be donated to our friends...