Time to hit up your local newsstand, the May – June issue of the “natural family living” magazine, Mothering, features an in depth interview with Ani. Find out about Petah’s birth and the changes she has made in Ani’s life. With beautiful family photos taken especially for the story, this is your introduction to Ani the mom - who just happens to be one heck of a little folksinger!
The April tour is winding down, but come June the party starts back up again bringing Ani and the band (Todd Sickafoose on bass, Allison Miller on drums, and Mike Dillon on Vibes/Percussion) back to the West Coast including Salt Lake City, Flagstaff, Las Vegas and Anaheim. With special guest Martyn Joseph starting the shows off with his unique brand of passionate acoustic songwriting from the UK, these shows are sure to...
On Saturday, April 19 independently owned music stores across the US and Canada will celebrate Record Store Day. Over 350 indie music stores will participate in a celebration of the culture and unique place indie record stores occupy in their local communities and nationally with special sales and events including in store performances, signings, contests and more. We love our indie record stores, they’re still one of the best...
Toshi Reagon has been keeping busy, recently collaborating with Lizz Wright on her latest release, The Orchard. This album has received rave reviews from a sundry of entertainment outlets including the LA Times and the NY Times. Together Reagon and Wright co-wrote 6 out of the 12 tracks. Variety Magazine wrote "The Wright-Reagon works have a distinct pliability to them: Some could be easily beefed up for Beyonce or Alicia Keys to interpret and others could...
That’s right, if you can’t catch Ani’s show in Reno at the Lawler Event Center in person (which is the best way to experience Ani), then park yourself in front of your computer screen and tune in to our first exclusive live webcast! All you have to do is click here, on Thursday, April 10 at 9pm PST (that’s 12 midnight EST) and enjoy the show! Remember this is LIVE...
The Palace of Fine Arts will host an interview of Ani DiFranco by Michael Azzerad (author of critically acclaimed best sellers Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana and Our Band Can Be Your Life, writer for Rolling Stone, Spin) tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9 in San Francisco. Tickets for the event have officially sold out but don’t hesitate to call the box office (415) 392-4400, or show up tomorrow in case there are...
Folks living in the city of angels have a unique opportunity to watch Ani chat with Pulitzer Prize award winning author Susan Faludi (The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post 9/11 America,Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women) as part of the Hammer Forum Serieson Thursday, April 3. Moderated by journalist Laura Flanders (author and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio), the women will discuss current social and political issues...
Tune into NBC on Wednesday, April 2 to catch Ani and her band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno! Just a day before the April West Coast tour kicks off, the band warms up with this late night performance. Check out the Tonight Show website for your local times and channels.
On September 11 and 12 of 2007, Ani DiFranco took the stage for the first time at her very own venue, Babeville. Now highlights from both nights are captured on one DVD, including bonus footage! This is Ani in action: backed by her new touring band (Todd Sickafoose on bass, Allison Miller on drums and Mike Dillon on vibes and percussion), playing new arrangements of songs from every phase...
Fans attending Ani’s Birmingham, AL performance this Saturday will have a chance to enter a raffle for an autographed copy of Verses to benefit the Alabama Birth Coalition. The Alabama Birth Coalition is trying to get legislation passed that would legalize Certified Professional Midwifes in Alabama. Right now, women who want home birth in Alabama have to do one of three things: drive to a neighboring state that offers legal recognition, hire...
Citizens of Music City, (Nashville, TN that is), not only can you get your ticket to see Ani DiFranco and her band perform at the Ryman Auditorium this Friday, March 14, but now you can enjoy an interview with Ani earlier that day. At 1pm Ani will be at the Davis-Kidd Bookstore (2121 Green Hills Village Dr.) for an on stage interview with Rebecca Bain of NPR News Nashville. The...
After a couple of days rest Ani and her band are ready to hit the stage again starting tonight in Providence, RI at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel. The rest of the Winter Tour will continued as scheduled, check out the tour page for upcoming shows. There is no news on the make-up dates for Asbury Park and Concord yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Thanks for all the well wishes!
We regret to report that the performance tonight, Monday, January 21, at Capitol Center has been postponed. Ani is still feeling under the weather, and although we hoped she would feel well enough to perform tonight, unfortunately we were wrong. Please join us in wishing Ani a speedy recovery, and continue to stay tuned or check the Capitol Center website for details on a make-up date. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience....
Ani DiFranco's performance at the Paramount Theatre tonight, Saturday, January 19, has been postponed due to illness (acute laryngitis) on doctor's orders. Ani should be ready to continue the Winter tour as scheduled on Monday, January 21, in Concord, NH after a few days rest. Stay tuned for details on a make up date in Asbury Park, NJ or check Concerts East for additional information. Sorry for the inconvenience!
You may not know it, but Ani has been playing schnell and hast for quite some time now. Of course, the words schnell and hast are German for “quick” and “fast,” a tempo that is certainly embodied in Ani’s brand-new Official Bootleg, Hamburg, Germany- 10.18.07. The release of this double-disc marks the second overseas bootleg we’ve released and boy, Europe has never sounded so good. Featuring Todd Sickafoose on bass...
Have you ever wished that you could ask Ani a question and get the real response, right from the Little Folksinger’s mouth? Well, thanks to the good folks over at Venus Zine, you can! Venus Zine, a fabulous magazine that focuses on the wonderful works of women in “music, art, film, fashion, and DIY culture” is featuring a call and response piece where Ani will answer YOUR questions in...
We’ve got some great news for all of you Toshi-starved Babes in the Big Apple. The new year brings a bunch of great things to look forward to, such as a presidential election, the ever-exciting Olympic games, and a cavalcade of very special performances by our very own Toshi Reagon. First up, Toshi will be making an appearance at the New York Guitar Festival on January 12. The main purpose...
Start your new year off right with Righteous Babe’s very own Hamell on Trial, Ani’s bass playing comrade Todd Sickafoose and other special guests as they join Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich’s “Resolution for Peace: A New Year’s Concert for the Community” on Monday night, December 31 at the MCAM TV-23 Studios in Manchester, New Hampshire. This special event is open to the public, will be televised live on TV-23 and...
You keep asking for more shows, and in the spirit of the holiday we can’t help but keep giving! We’ve added a ton of dates in March and April; all you have to do is click here to get the latest information! If you don’t see your city on the latest list of stops don’t despair, there are sure to be more stops to come; check back to the tour...
For folks in the New York City area, take a break from your holiday run around to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Ani DiFranco in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis (think “Live From the Actor’s Studio” but about music…). Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, The New York Times and other publications, and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work and Rocking...