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...
Ani is being honored with the prestigious Woody Guthrie Award for being a voice of positive social change, at the 13th Annual Guthrie Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 8th at the Plaza in New York City. The ceremonies start at 6:30p and include a silent auction, dinner and Award presentations, Ani will also perform a couple of songs. Tickets are available online at www.hdsa.org/guthrie, or by calling 800-345-HDSA extension 217....
Some of you will remember slam poet Buddy Wakefield from his special guest slot on select Ani 2006 and 2007 tour dates. Now you can take home your own copy of Buddy’s new live compilation album Live at the Typer Cannon Grand on Righteous Babe Records. Wakefield composes with a “tricked-out electric pen.” He combines the energy of his voice and the cadence of his verses to produce a rhythm...
Just before kicking off the Fall Tour (check out the schedule here) Ani will take the main stage at moe.down solo on September 5. Not everybody can make the trip to upstate New York to enjoy so log on, tune in and enjoy! iClips.net will be broadcasting live from moe.down all weekend, including Ani’s set scheduled for around 5:30p EST on Saturday…but festivals are subject to time changes so keep...
Spin.com caught up with Ani in her dressing room at the Mile High Music
Festival recently, you can watch the conversation that ensued here.
Get the scoop straight from the Little Folksinger’s mouth about
touring with two-and-a-half-year-old Petah, the current state of New
Orleans music, being one of the original indie artists and where she
sees herself in the future.
If you missed it, Ani DiFranco and many others joined folk music legend Pete Seeger as he celebrated his 90th birthday this past May with an unforgettable night of music at New York’s Madison Square Garden in support of the environmental organization that he founded more than 40 years earlier: the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, created by Seeger to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the Hudson River and...
We couldn’t be happier to announce Erin McKeown, the extremely talented, charismatic singer/songwriter/musician is joining the Righteous Babe family! If you don’t know her already you’ve been missing out – over six albums, two EPs and countless soundtracks Erin has explored pop, rock, electronics and swing. Now Righteous Babe Records will bring you her new studio album, Hundreds of Lions in October. Keep your eyes peeled to RighteousBabe.com for news,...
Ani’s latest studio album, Red Letter Year is now available on vinyl! This beautiful 2-record gatefold package features all the original tracks that you love - plus an exclusive extended version of “Emancipated Minor”, remixed by Mike Napolitano, and two mini posters of Ani for your hanging pleasure. So dust off that record player and enjoy – just go to the Righteous Babe Store or visit your favorite record store...
This Saturday, if you can’t make it to Lowell, MA to see Ani live in concert at Boarding House that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun…Tune into WMVY to hear the full show live on the radio (or your computer at wmvyradio.com). Ani, Todd and Allison are scheduled to take the stage around 9pm EST. Tickets for the Boarding House rain location are currently sold...
So many folks have asked us for one of Ani’s guitars – here’s your
chance to own the next best thing. Ani has autographed an acoustic
Alvarez RF8C Guitar (complete with hardshell case) to help raise funds
for our friends at Paste Magazine. You can go online at eBay for your chance to bid – but hurry – the auction ends tomorrow!
We know times are tough – so to spread a little joy and sunshine we’re giving you two ways to win tickets to one of Ani’s summer tour dates near you (sorry folks, no festivals…) Relix Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets on their website to one lucky winner all you have to do is enter here. For our Facebook friends go to the Ani DiFranco musician Facebook...
Didn’t get tickets to the Bonnaroo festival this year? That doesn’t mean you have to miss the Little Folksinger (or any of the other amazing performances for that matter). For the full festival experience put on some patchouli, smear a little mud on your sandaled feet and invite a bunch of friends to dance with you around your computer room… then go to music.att.net and watch Ani live online at...
CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with Ani this past Friday on AC360 about the ongoing struggles for democracy in Burma, and specifically about the status of Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratic opposition leader currently under house arrest. You can watch the interview on the AC360 Daily Podcast here, Ani’s segment is about 18 minutes in. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is currently on trial for allegedly...
Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart let the world know his lack of love for poetry…despite having a knack for rhyme himself. But after shaking his fist at White House Poetry Jams he mentioned how much he was looking forward to June which he declared is now Ani DiFranco month! (ok, he said Annie DiFranco but we’ll overlook the mispronunciation) You can check out the Daily Show clip...
Looking for a dose of culture in your life? Starting May 16, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan appeals to the rockers in all of us with their new exhibit “Rock Stars’ Cars & Guitars 2.” Featuring more than 20 cars and over 50 guitars, the show includes one of Ani’s own acoustics on display along side axes from Jimi Hendrix, Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper and cars from...
The latest release in the Official Bootleg Series takes you to the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. On September 18, 2006 the Little Folksinger took the stage with Todd Sickafoose (upright bass) and Mike Dillon (percussion and vibes) and spirits were high. Now you can relive the joy with 19 tracks of pure live bliss including the first Official Bootleg recordings of “Studying Stones,” “Coming Up,” “Red Letter Year,”...
The spring tour is winding down but there are still plenty of chances to
catch Ani and the band this summer! A new date has just been added to
in Pittsburgh, PA at the Rex Theatre on July 8. Tickets go on sale
through Ticketmaster.com tomorrow morning (May 1) at 10 am through ticketmaster.com. Check out the tour page to catch an Ani show near by you!
Still can’t get enough live Ani to see you through to the next concert?
No worries - National Geographic recently posted Ani’s exclusive Geo Sessions performance on the web here.
Recorded at a private taping in DC last May and posted in two parts,
stream over 20 minutes of concert footage (including “Smiling
Underneath,” “Subdivision” and “As Is”) and interview footage with the
Little Folksinger herself.