On April 17, 2010 thousands of independent record stores across the world will celebrate the art of music…and Righteous Babe Records is happy to join in the celebration by releasing a limited edition Ani DiFranco CD, Live at Bull Moose Music. Now in its third year, Record Store Day celebrates the independent business spirit of local record stores, a place where music fans can hear new music and discover old...
Every day NPR picks a song to share with it’s listeners, and today we
are happy to report the good folks at NPR has chosen “If It’s True” from
Anais Mitchell’s new album Hadestown. This track features Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) singing the part of Orpheus. Take a listen here: npr.org
Ani and the band are loading up the tour bus again starting in the Lone Star State on April 8 and looping around the US till they are back in The Big Easy on May 1. This tour features fellow Righteous Babe artist, performance poet Buddy Wakefield through April 26. For the complete list of shows check out righteousbabe.com/tour. And don’t hesitate to get your tickets in advance - the...
Tomorrow tune into NPR's Weekend Edition for an interview with Anais Mitchell. Anais has been hard at work on Hadestown, a folk-opera based on a modern interpretation of the Orpheus myth featuring some of the best voices in indie music today. Hitting shelves on March 9, this incredible album features Anais as Eurydice, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Orpheus, Ani DiFranco as Persephone, Greg Brown as Hades, Ben Knox Miller...
Our friends at HeadCount and the NRDC Action Fund put together a Best of Bonnaroo compilation featuring “Fuel,” recorded live at Ani’s 2009 Bonnaroo performance, to encourage action on climate change. Ani joins Wilco, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket and more in donating a live track and best of all, you can download it FREE! Visit www.musicforaction.org to get your copy, while you are there you can also email your...
We're looking for poster designs for each of Ani's upcoming shows!
Submit your creation for a chance to win some cash AND get two tickets
to the show. Get details and upload your designs before February 18th
On February 9, as a part of the 2010 White House Music Series, the President and First Lady hosted “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” - a concert celebrating Black History month. Participants included Righteous Babe Records’ artist Toshi Reagon, as well as Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University...
The first half of Ani’s winter tour is winding down so if you’ve been hiding out from the cold for far too long now’s the time to get yourself out of the house and get your tickets for some rockin’ folk to warm your soul! Here’s what’s coming up: Friday 2/5 – Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theatre - Get Tickets Saturday 2/6 – Guelph, ON - Hillside Inside Festival -...
Unfortunately Ani continues to contend with strep throat, forcing the
performance in Fredericton, NB at the Playhouse tonight to be canceled.
For information on ticket refunds please contact the Fredericton Playhouse box office at (506) 458-8344 or 866-884-5800.
The winter tour will continue as planned as soon as Ani is able.
We regret to report the concert scheduled at the In The Dead of Winter
Festival tonight, January 26 in Halifax, NS has been canceled.
For information on ticket refunds please contact the Rebecca Cohn Box Office: (902) 494-3820 or 800-874-1669.
With continued rest and treatment the hope is Ani will return to the stage on the 27th, we will keep you updated.
We regret to report the concert scheduled at The Playhouse tonight, in Fredericton, New Brunswick has been canceled.
All tickets for tonight’s show will be refunded; contact the
Fredericton Playhouse box office for details at (506) 458-8344 or
With a day of rest and treatment the remainder of the Winter tour is expected to continue as scheduled.
The official bootleg series delivers all the sonic joy of a live Ani show, and for the first time the new release Chicago 9.22.07 features Todd Sickafoose on bass, Allison Miller on drums and Mike Dillon on vibes and percussion to give you that full band feeling. (There is also a special appearance by Melissa Ferrick on the two song encore!) But beyond the multitude of talented musicians, Ani also...
Every day NPR.org
selects a song of the day out of the multitude of music that is out
there in the world – today we’re so happy to share that they have chosen
Erin McKeown’s “(Put the fun back in) The Funeral” from her new release
Hundreds of Lions. Check it out!!
We are proud to announce that the two-disc celebration of Bruce U. Utah Phillips, Singing Through the Hard Times is nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album! The academy’s recognition of the incredible roster of folk musicians, who generously donated recordings of songs that Utah sang and loved, really warms our hearts! But we will have to wait until January to find out if it will take home...
Ed Hamell, aka Hamell on Trial, answers all your burning questions this Saturday, 11/21 4p - 5p EST on justin.tv.
How did he learn that show-stopping face solo? Are the crazy
characters in his songs, like Crackball Bob and Jackie, real? What's he
going to do next? Ask him yourself in real time on justin.tv/hamellontrial. Now that's entertainment!
The full album, Hundreds of Lions download available for just $1.99 for one day only: www.amazon.com
Go with great haste to Amazon.com before the day is up! Not even the late Billy Mays could offer such a spectacular bargain.
No, our feline friends have not learned how to row… . Erin McKeown will be performing live on Buffalo radio station, 107.7 The Lake this Friday, November 6 at 2pm. Tune in by going here. Erin’s tour continues through December (with at stop at the Ninth Ward at Babeville on Friday night), click here for a full list of tour dates. In case you can’t make it to Buffalo to...
To all our friends in the DC area, this Friday, October 30 the Folklore Society of Greater Washington is throwing a tribute concert in celebration of Bruce 'U. Utah' Phillips. Utah’s children and several of the performers from Singing Through The Hard Times will come together in a once in a lifetime performance at 8pm at the Washington Ethical Society in Washington DC to benefit Hospitality House, which Utah founded...
As the October tour winds down with two dates in BC, Canada this week that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left to look forward to this year… November East Coast tour dates are right on the horizon, and we’re so excited to have special guest Gaby Moreno opening the shows (check her out: www.gaby-moreno.com) with unique melodic songwriting steeped in her Guatemalan heritage. Ani’s Town Hall performance in New...
Singer-Songwriters (and Legends in their own minds) Erin McKeown (our newest Righteous Babe) and Jill Sobule will host a semi-regular talk show backstage during their 8 week national tour. Expect songs, banter, and tales from the road as they broadcast spontaneously on the internet ‘after soundcheck’. You can watch and comment in real-time or watch later OnDemand at www.clashofthelegends.com. Follow Erin on Twitter or Facebook to be updated when “Clash...