CMJ named Ani one of the 25 most influential artists since CMJ’s inception 25 years ago. Joining the ranks of U2, Nirvana, and the Pixies, Ani comes in at number 22 (just before Radiohead) in issue #930 of the New Music Report. Dubbing her the “sultress of staccato” CMJ says “Iconoclastic and recklessly driven people like her are far more dangerous to the recording industry than some straw man like...
So this isn’t exactly late breaking…BUT the little folk singer has lent her voice to a few friends’ albums this year. Dar Williams latest, My Better Self, includes a haunting duet with Ani on Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” Cyndi Lauper’s The Body Acoustic (which hits stores November 8) includes an updated version of “Sisters of Avalon” with Ani and Vivian Green. Also, this summer the Indigo Girls released a collection...
Ani is taking part in the New Yorker Festival September 23 through 25 in New York City. She joins a panel on Saturday afternoon at Time Square Studios titled “Stage to Studio: When Performers Produce.” Other panelists include RZA (aka Robert Diggs, a founding member of Wu-Tang Clan, and film composer with credits for Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2), Rick Ocasek (front man of the Cars), Steve Albini (guitarist,...
In celebration of their new release Battles Olé Drums & Tuba will be signing autographs and saying hi to the folks at Mondo Kim’s (6 St. Marks Place in the Village, New York City ) this Sunday, September 11 at 6:30p. Come on down, enter to win prizes, check out their new album and save yourself from one more boring Sunday night. For more on Drums & Tuba click here....
The Righteous Babe Foundation, a private not-for-profit organization, is collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina through the Righteous Babe store. People have suffered terribly in the wake of this disaster, including many of the musicians who give New Orleans it’s soul. No amount is too small. We realize that a dollar or two may not seem like much but when we combine the dollars of each person visiting...
In case you were wondering Ani is OK. She evacuated her home-away-from-home in New Orleans the day before Katrina hit. Despite the article in Rolling Stone she is not too distraught to speak, but understandably a bit distracted. In fact we are happy to report that all of our extended Righteous Babe Records family and friends from the area are safe and healthy. Our hearts are with all those affected...
On July 25, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, actor James Cromwell, Winona LaDuke and Skull Valley Goshute tribal members will spearhead a national lobby day against the federal energy bill and a nuclear industry plan to dump 44,000 tons of highly radioactive waste on Goshute land in Utah. Ani and friends will hold a congressional briefing and then meet with several Senate offices in an effort to bring out the truth...
After 15 years of non-stop touring, often performing over 100 gigs per year, Ani DiFranco will take a hiatus from live performance, after the current July tour ends, until summer 2006. Over the past few months, Ani has suffered from an inflammation of the nerves and tendons in both her wrists and hands. After having received a diagnosis of tendonitis in late spring, Ani’s doctor instructed her to follow a...
In an effort to organize our grassroots movement, Righteous Babe is looking for folks to join our Street Team in the following cities: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Baltimore, MD / Washington DC; Denver, CO; Buffalo, NY; Nashville, TN; Minneapolis, MN; and Philadelphia, PA. The Righteous Babe Street Team will be an ongoing project in support of Ani's concerts and...
Friday, June 10 tune in for a late lunch at the World Café where Ani treats host David Dye to a little conversation and musical morsels to whet the appetite. World Café airs on more than 180 stations nationwide including WXPN in Philadelphia at 2pm EST and on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 108 'Public Radio International' at 9pm EST. Check the World Café website at http://worldcafe.org for a station near...
Magazine's Summer 2005 issue features Ani's smiling visage on the
cover. The acoustic guitar focused magazine interviewed and
photographed our favorite Little Folksinger for the five page spread
about her songwriting, guitars, and playing style. You can find Frets
at bookstores and music shops nationwide or to get a sneak peek check
out the Frets website
Babe Records regrets that Ani DiFranco has been forced to cancel her
June 2005 European tour. A current medical condition prevents her from
touring and doctors have prescribed a two-month hiatus from all
performing as mandatory to her recovery. Ani plans to get back on the
road in the US in mid-July, as previously scheduled.
In anticipation of June 19th, the 60th birthday of the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the US Campaign for Burma is asking leaders around the world to take action to free Aung San Suu Kyi. Modeled on the "Mandela at 70" campaign in 1988, scores of events around the world including demonstrations, self-inflicted house 'arrests', and a US Congress event hope to bring an end to the nearly...
Drink your coffee, take some No Doze, tape open your eyelids...or just set your VCR's and TiVo's 'cause our favorite Little Folksinger's DEBUTING A BRAND NEW SONG on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, May 3 (technically Wednesday morning since it doesn't start until after 12:30am). This is the first chance to hear Ani perform the previously unreleased song "Decree" so be sure to Click here to confirm...
Bright and early this Sunday morning, April 17, host Liane Hansen discusses The Mysterious Production of Eggs
with Andrew Bird on NPR's Weekend Edition - Sunday. Scheduled to start
around 8:40 am EST, late risers can catch the segment when it re-airs
at 10:40 am EST. For more information on Weekend Edition - Sunday or to
find a station near you click here.
For all you folks with satellite radio Andrew Bird's interview on The Bob Edwards Show, originally scheduled for March 15th, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 5th at 8:00 a.m. EST on XM Channel 133. Can't drag yourself out of bed? Click here for encore information. Don't have satellite radio? Don't despair - Andrew Bird and his drummer extraordinaire Kevin O’Donnell will be performing live on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,"...
Andrew Bird will be on Studio 360
during the weekend of April 15th! The new syndicated arts and culture
radio program will feature Andrew playing a bit of his music, and he’ll
also shed a little light on his creative process. Check out Studio 360’s website to get information on Bird’s appearance as it nears, as well as your local station listing.
While she’s in New York City this weekend for the Gift of Life Concert that we mentioned a few days ago, Ani will be appearing on the Second Cup Café, which is part of CBS’ The Saturday Early Show. She and her partner in crime, upright bassist Todd Sickafoose, will perform a few songs live, including “Studying Stones” from Knuckle Down. The Saturday Early Show airs from 7:00 a.m. to...
Andrew Bird takes his turn on XM Satellite Radio next Tuesday, March 15th, as he visits The Bob Edwards Show to talk about his latest release, The Mysterious Production of Eggs. The interview will air on XM Channel 133 at 8:00 a.m. EST, and you can find the encore information right here, just in case you hit the snooze button.
Righteous Babe artist Sekou Sundiata is kicking off a new run of his powerful one-man show, Blessing the Boats, with the Gift of Life Concert, featuring our favorite folksinger as one of the guest performers. The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, Carla Cook, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Danny Glover, and Ani all join this special concert, dedicated to building public awareness about the high risk of kidney disease, on the historic...