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...
Break out the bourbon. Anaïs Mitchell is packing her bags for Kentucky to perform on Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour on Monday, May 14. The WoodSongs organization introduces audiences to new folk and bluegrass music across the country. As the show gets closer, lucky folks in the Lexington area will be able to purchase tickets to the performance on the WoodSongs website. The rest of us can catch...
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...
That 1 Guy seems to live on the road, wowing audiences and making their bodies move with his homemade instrument, the Magic Pipe. Drums & Tuba have a similar lifestyle, that is until recently when Tony Nozero and Neal McKeeby decided to take some time to pursue separate artistic pursuits…which leaves Brian Wolff who just can’t seem to sit still. Brian’s solo electronic rock tuba project called “Wolff” joins That...
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...
WFUV 90.7 in New York City features Anaïs Mitchell in an upcoming edition of City Folk Sunday Breakfast hosted by John Platt. Airing Sunday morning, April 8 from 8 – 11am, you’ll wake up to live acoustic performances and an interview from the newest Righteous Babe while you sip your coffee. For non-city dwellers, you can tune in online here. If you just can’t wait to catch the sweet sounds...
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...
The newest Righteous Babe, Anaïs Mitchell, is packing her bags (and her guitar) for Austin, TX to wow the party-goers* at SXSW. Anaïs joins Anna Egge, Stars of Track and Field, The Winterpills, Sean Hayes and Takka Takka at Momo’s (618 W 6th St.), on Thursday, March 15 at 8pm during the Utne Reader Showcase. Folks without a SXSW badge can still enjoy Anaïs during in-store performances on Thursday, March...
Big things are happening this March for Toshi Reagon! The National Women’s History Project has chosen Toshi as an honoree for National Women’s History Month (which is March, if you didn’t already know). The theme this year is Generations of Women Moving History Forward; “honorees represent many generations of women who with their amazing intelligence, talent, courage and tenacity testify to the myriad ways that generations of women have moved...
Anaïs Mitchell, is being interviewed on WNCS, The Point
at 3pm today, February 13! Don’t miss a chance to get to know the
newest Righteous Babe from the comfort of your computer as they chat
about her new album, The Brightness, arriving at your favorite record store today!
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...
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inducted ten new members this year, including Michael Meldrum. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame recognizes groups and individuals who have had a significant impact on the WNY music scene and/or achieved success in the music industry on a national and often an international scale. Meldrum joins the ranks of musicians including Spyro Gyra, Billy Sheehan, 10,000 Maniacs and, of course, Ani DiFranco. As...
Congratulations to U. Utah Phillips on receiving the “Best of the West Performer” award at this year’s Folk Alliance Region West Conference. The “Best of the West” Awards honor musicians within the folk community whose talents and efforts have established them as true leaders. The judges look at excellence in one’s craft, enduring presence in the western Folk community for a decade or more, and embodiment or building upon Folk...
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.
Anaïs Mitchell's next CD, The Brightness, will be coming out on Righteous Babe Records in early 2007! A bright, young singer/songwriter from Vermont, she has been captivating audiences at clubs, festivals and house concerts for the last few years, slowly making a name for herself. She even received the prestigious New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2003. The Burlington Free Press broke the news to the northern...
Toshi Reagon will make an appearance on the Showtime hit series The L-Word
next season. Shooting has begun in Vancouver and Los Angeles for
season four, to be aired early 2007. The airdate of the episode with
Toshi has not been set yet but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime
check out Toshi’s tour schedule here and her latest album, Have You Heard, by clicking here.
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.