The accolades for Anais Mitchell’s folk-opera Hadestown keep rolling in! Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Packaging (thanks to Brian Grunert, Peter Nevins and Anais), we’re also seeing it pop up on a lot of best of 2010 lists – here’s a few highlights: Popmatters Best Fantastical Music of 2010, #41 on Paste Magazine's Best 50 Albums of 2010, #9 on The Dumbing of America's Top Ten of 2010,...
Attention residents of California; How do you get to Hadestown? Get to Santa Monica Dec 10, Santa Barbara Dec 11 or San Francisco Dec 12 for three very special performances of the music of Hadestown. Anais Mitchell will be joined by special guests Sean Hayes, Thao Nguyen, the Michael Chorney Hadestown Orchestra and more to recreate the songs from her critically acclaimed album. Get more details and secure your pass...
Unfortunately the remainder of November’s shows, including the New York
City shows scheduled for this weekend, have been canceled. Ani has
laryngitis and is unable to sing. We are sorry for the inconvenience
and appreciate all of your get well wishes.
Animal Prufrock returns to the music scene with her first solo album since Bitch and Animal went their separate ways. Produced by Ani (who also makes guest appearances on some of the tracks) this album keeps the beats fresh and funky, playful and jaunty all while exploring the boundaries of her brand of outsider music and unconventional sounds. You can preview the new album, congratulations, thank you & i’m sorry...
This month Andrew Zuckerman is releasing “Music”, a book, film, and ipod app that was produced in collaboration with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Here are a few reasons we are pumped about this project: 1. Ani is featured in the book and included video with photos and an interview. 2. Andrew Zuckerman is an amazing photographer and I mean seriously talented. He is the type of photographer that makes you want...
Here’s a little something to satisfy your desire for new Ani material while anxiously awaiting the new studio album…Ani DiFranco is featured on the new single “Blackbird and the Fox” from the upcoming Twilight Singers album due out on Sub Pop records in 2011. The free download of the single is available just by clicking here and entering your email address.. The track is a beautiful duet with Ani and...
This Saturday, September 18 Ani DiFranco joins Marianne Faithfull, Zachary Richard, Sonny Landreth and C.C. Adcock at the For Our Coast benefit concert at Acadiana Center for the Arts Theater in Lafayette, LA. Proceeds from For Our Coast go to Gulf Aid Acadiana to help fund their efforts to clean up the coast and help the fishing communities affected by the BP Oil Spill. Tickets, $150 including pre- and post-show...
Righteous Babe Erin McKeown joins Ira Glass, Rachel Maddow, Eugene Mirman, Lucy Wainwright Roche and many more special guests on Sunday, August 29 at Town Hall in New York City for a very special evening of comedy and music to benefit the ongoing clean-up in the Gulf. Erin will perform a short set in addition to debuting a new song written with Rachel Maddow specifically for the night! Proceeds benefit...
If ‘art’ is why you get up in the morning we have a contest for you! Attention all aspiring artists and Ani fans; CreativeAllies.com is hosting a commemorative poster design contest for Ani’s performances this November 19 & 20 in New York City. Winning design will receive two tickets to one of the Town Hall performances and $200 compensation. Let your imagination flow, we are looking for a creative piece...
On Thursday, June 24 Ani will perform a rare live webcast from the soundstage of Ex’pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA. The concert will be available free for all to view on creativeallies.com at 8pm PST. The half-hour session will be the perfect appetizer for catching Ani live in the flesh as she embarks on a couple of tour dates in June – but as you will notice...
This Saturday, May 29 Ani will perform a couple of songs at the Roots of Music benefit, hosted by actor Tim Robbins at the Republic in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Ani joins Rebirth Brass Band, Jon Cleary, Preservation Hall Jazz Masters and more to raise money for The Roots of Music providing Marching Band performance and music education free to low-income New Orleans Middle School students. Tickets are...
The Gulf Aid concert this past Sunday was a success (despite some heavy rain) – we wanted to share a couple of photos from the event taken by Doug Allsopp. The music may have stopped but there are still ways to help out; from money, to donating hair and nylons to donating your time to help clean up, check out links to give what you can at...
A long list of incredible musicians, including Ani DiFranco, are donating their talents to "Gulf Aid" this Sunday, May 16 from 12noon to 10pm at Mardi Gras World River City in New Orleans. Ani joins Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def, Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many more in a benefit concert organized by WWOZ’s David Freedman and pianist David Torkanowsky, raising money to help efforts to contain the BP...
This past February Ani and her band took the stage in Charleston, WV in front of a live audience and recorded a performance for Mountain Stage Radio Show with Larry Groce. The show also featured sets by Erin McKeown, Chuck Prophet, Andy McKee, and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. Now you can experience this incredible concert on NPR airing the week following April 30 (days and times vary, click here...
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