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...
per doctor’s orders, Ani will not being playing at the Blue Note in
Columbia on February 24th. This show will not be rescheduled, and
refunds are available at the point of purchase. We truly appreciate your
understanding at this time.
The late late night stars have aligned, and we have final confirmation for the airdate of Ani's performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
on CBS. She will appear very late late on Monday, February 21st
(Tuesday, the 22nd, if you want to get technical) so set your VCR or
TiVo when you set your alarm clock - if you can't stay up that late.
Righteous Babe recording artist Andrew Bird will be on NPR’s Weekend Edition this Sunday, previewing music from his upcoming February 8th release, The Mysterious Production of Eggs. Click here
to get the broadcast schedule for your local station. If you like to
sleep in on Sundays, you can also check it out after the fact on NPR’s Weekend Edition – Sunday webpage. We’ll be setting our alarms!
As many of you may know, longtime Tonight Show host Johnny Carson passed away yesterday. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be airing a special tribute to this talented comedian tonight, so Ani’s appearance has been rescheduled to air on Friday, February 11th. We hope you’ll check it out then. We would also like to extend our thoughts and sympathies to Johnny Carson’s loved ones during this time of...
We hope everybody out there is having an excellent New Year! We want to be the first to tell you that our favorite folksinger will be on a little late night television near you in the next few weeks. On the eve of the Knuckle Down album release, Monday, January 24th, Ani will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC). She will also play on The Late Late...
Ani visited XM Radio’s brand new Artist Confidential
recently to play some guitar and have a sit-down with XM’s George
Taylor Morris. If you’ve got satellite radio, you can catch the show
tonight, Monday, January 17th, at 6 p.m. ET. Click here to get your station settings and Ani’s encore performance schedule, and turn the dial to 11!
Ani DiFranco latest solo album, Educated Guess, has just been nominated for two GRAMMYS! The January 2004 release is nominated for an award in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category, and another in the Best Recording Package category. We’re extra excited about these Guess nominations, because Ani not only wrote, sang, played, recorded, engineered, and mixed every song on the release, but she gave as much effort to the packaging...