I first met Dennis in 2004 when he came to visit me backstage after a concert. What struck me about our first meeting was that I did most of the talking. He engaged me about my hopes for America and invited input about where specifically I would like to see change and improvement. Someone who I expected was coming as a politician, to schmooze, instead presented himself as a public...
We know Ani fans are some of the most creative people around, so we thought it would be fun to see how you've been inspired by the new album, and open up the forum for you to submit a photo inspired by the song "Which Side Are You On?" Show us whatever comes to mind: a photo of "which side" you're on, a pic of two opposing sides, the image...
After three years of waiting, the new Ani DiFranco studio album Which Side Are You On? is finally here! We have been getting wonderful feedback from folks who have preordered or previewed the album, lots of love at radio, great reviews from folks like Jeff Miers at the Buffalo News, Consequence of Sound, Relix Magazine, even MSN... we could go on, but rather than sitting here reading about how great...
Catch Ani DiFranco’s interview with David Dye on NPR's World Cafe to be broadcast on Tuesday, January 17 (which is also release day for Ani’s new studio album Which Side Are You On?)! In between the chatter you will also hear some live tracks, both of which were recorded October 21 in Lancaster, PA in front of a live audience. World Café can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide...
This Friday, tune into WWOZ to hear Ani DiFranco performing live at the Voodoo Experience! The last show on her October trek features Ivan Neville and Herlin Riley as her band for the festival in City Park in New Orleans. If you are in the area go to thevoodooexperience.com to get tickets and experience it live in person! Ani will be taking the stage around 4:30pm CDT on Friday, October...
In case you missed it live, you can stream Ani's full WXPN World Cafe performance from October 21, 2011 at xpn.org.
From 'Anticipate' to '32 Flavors' with songs from the upcoming album,
favorite tunes from the past and even a poem dedicated to the Occupy
movement, there's over an hour of Ani and her guitar to enjoy!
This Friday, tune into WXPN to hear Ani DiFranco performing a live solo concert to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of NPR's World Cafe with David Dye. The show will be broadcast live from the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 21st starting at 8pm EST with Kate Foust, followed by Zee Avi around 8:30pm EST and Ani taking the stage around 9:30pm EST (note: times are approximate, this...
The first release in a series of events leading up to the 2012 centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie’s birth, Note of Hope features tracks based on the words and writings of the great American Master. Comprised primarily of unpublished Guthrie writings penned between 1942 and 1954 while he was living in New York City and Brooklyn, Nora Guthrie (Woody’s daughter) asked renowned bassist Rob Wasserman to lead the project. Together...
For all you audiophiles out there, we are happy to announce Ani DiFranco's Red Letter Year, is now available as a pristine, hi def Studio Master quality download at HDtracks.com - You Can Hear The Difference! In celebration you can get 20% off a full album download for a limited time, just use the promo code "HDredletter20" at checkout now thru July 22nd at 12midnight EST. Remember to click "apply...
On Thursday, May 5, 2011 Buffalo, NY lost one of its most prominent music advocates. Michael Meldrum passed away at age 60 following a long battle with liver disease. Michael spent his years nurturing the Buffalo singer/songwriter community, with the longest running open mike night at Nietzsche’s, yearly tribute concerts, teaching guitar, bringing spectacular talent to our fair city, and, of course, writing and performing his own beautiful songs. Righteous...
Between now and Mother’s day (May 9) if you walk into a Starbucks for an Espresso Macchiato pick-me-up in select stores across US and Canada, you can also grab a copy of the compilation Every Mother Counts and help support CARE’s maternal health programs in coffee growing countries and to help support maternal health relief efforts by Every Mother Counts. You can also order online here. Ani reworked the song...
Ani will join in the celebration on May 27 at Beacon Theatre for hippie icon Wavy Gravy’s 75th Birthday performing a couple of songs along side a superstar list of other musicians including Bruce Hornsby, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dr. John, Jackson Browne, Jorm Kaukonen, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Steve Kimock and other special surprise guests. Proceeds benefit the Seva Foundation, a California based non-profit organization founded by Wavy Gravy, Ram Dass,...
Celebrating her first solo release on Righteous Babe, congratulations; thank you & i'm sorry, Animal’s sure to get folks in a liberated mood during the April tour. The co-creator of bitch & animal has found herself in the spotlight before the little folksinger in the past and she never fails to entertain! Ani brings her band to the west on this trek (Todd Sickafoose on bass, Mike Dillon on vibes...
In case you missed it, the radio show Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is reairing the live performance featuring Ani DiFranco, Erin McKeown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chuck Prophet and Andy McKee this Friday, February 11 and the week after (depending on your station). The show was recorded live February 28, 2010 at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV and features performances of “Which Side...
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...