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...
Many of us are waiting with baited breath and crossed fingers, and tomorrow is the big day! On the way to work, or during our lunch break, we are going to hit the polls on November 2nd and make our voice heard in what has become the most highly debated election in a generation. Ani spent a month touring the swing states, and we posted the slideshow on voting rights’...
To help Buffalo independent retailer New World Record celebrate their 20th anniversary, there will be a special advance screening of Ani’s new concert DVD, Trust, at the Market Arcade Theater at 639 Main Street in Buffalo next Monday, November 8 at 10pm. Advance tickets are available at New World Record, 765 Elmwood Ave. A limited number of tickets will be available at the theater on the night of the screening....
As we promised earlier, we’ve put up some photos from the March For Women’s Lives, and you can check them out right here. Over one million women and men marched last April to voice their support of reproductive freedom and justice for all women. The threat to these rights has not been so serious since the original fight to create them, so check out the photos and read more about...
As you may know, Ani traveled to Thailand and Burma last July to visit refugee camps and meet with pro-democracy activists. This trip was organized by the United States Campaign for Burma to raise international awareness about the struggle for freedom in Burma and create support for Aung San Suu Kyi, currently the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient. For The Lady, a benefit CD including Ani’s “In the...
The new Overture Hall in Madison, where Ani played last night, charged the promoter $125.00 for each voter registration and information table that was set up in their expansive lobby. In over fifteen years of touring, thousands of not-for-profit groups have set up information tables at Ani's shows. This is the first venue that has ever charged a fee for this. Hopefully, it will be the last. Ani was vocally...
If you are a Late Breaking News aficionado, then you know that Ani went to Burma and Thailand last July to visit refugee camps and meet political prisoners of the military regime. We’ve developed the pictures for you and posted them here. The United States Campaign for Burma sent out a press release about the trip and will be releasing a benefit CD that includes Ani’s song, “In the Way”....
If you’ve been to one of Ani’s shows during the current VOTE DAMMIT! tour, you’ve seen the slideshow that plays before she hits the stage. If she hasn’t come to your city yet, we’ve got the whole thing on our website for your viewing pleasure. The slideshow puts our fight for voting rights into a chronological perspective that will motivate you to exercise your democratic voice. See it online here...
In case you haven’t seen it at your local indie music store, we wanted to tell you that Songs in the Key of Beotch, That 1 Guy’s first release on Righteous Babe Records, is now available in the Righteous Babe online store. That 1 Guy, a.k.a. Mike Silverman, is a one-man band with a homemade Magic Pipe unlike anything you’ve seen before. Click here to read all about that wacky...
This month’s issue of Relix features Ani on the cover and an interview with Ani about politics and songwriting. The piece serves as an introduction to eleven more conversations about music and activism with artists including Dan Bern, Michael Franti, and the Indigo Girls. Elsewhere in the music magazine, you can find Ani’s 1999 release, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, listed as one of “25 Albums That Say No...
In case you needed one more reason to go to see some live music this evening, former Presidential candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be showing up to say a few words at Ani's Greensburg, Pa. show tonight. He is joining Ani on her Vote Dammit! tour to encourage people to get out and vote. (As if getting to see Ani and Todd Sickafoose, along with Dan Bern ain't enough for...
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers awarded Righteous Babe as the “Small Entertainment Software Supplier of the Year” last Tuesday at their annual conference in San Diego. If the meaning doesn’t jump out at you, NARM is saying that we are the best indie label of our size this year. We appreciate this recognition from our industry peers, especially considering the company we kept for nominations! Read NARM’s press release...
On April 25th, Ani joined 1,150,000 people at the March For Women’s Lives in Washington, DC to voice support for women’s rights. Margaret Cho was slated to speak at the event, and her web site has great footage that includes Ani performing “Your Next Bold Move” for the marchers. Click here to check it out. You’ll need Real Player to view it, which you can get for free here. Check...
Ani is hitting the road on this fall’s VOTE DAMMIT! tour to urge people to take part in the democratic process. She will travel to the “swing states” likely to decide our upcoming presidential election with voter registration organizations at each stop of the tour, in hopes of registering 100% of the audience to vote. Upright bassist Todd Sickafoose continues his onstage collaborations with Ani, and comedian Margaret Cho joins...
On a trip organized by the United States Campaign for Burma , Ani visited refugee camps in Burma earlier this July. Burma is the site of one of the bloodiest battles for democracy in history, where the military regime running the country, now known as the State Peace and Development Council, responded to democratic protesters with brutal force, gunning down up to 10,000 persons in cold blood. She played impromptu...
On Thursday, August 26th, the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist! will present "Unconventional Heroes: An Evening of Performance Honoring Courageous Resisters" to recognize people who stood up for their beliefs in the face of extreme resistance and danger to their own well being. The list of honorees includes people like Camilo Mejia, who was the first soldier to go AWOL because of his opposition to the Iraq war, and...
Don’t miss your chance to see Ani perform her dynamic poetry in a program reserved for the power of the spoken word. Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is in its fourth season of bringing amateur talent and seasoned poets to the stage, to inspire, educate, and entertain the poet within each of us. Check out Ani’s compelling contribution on August 29th at 11 P.M. EST! If you don’t get HBO,...
to announce that Ani’s father, Dante DiFranco, passed away on July 24,
2004. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ani and her
family during this time. If you would like to read more about the life
of Dante DiFranco, please click here.