Ani Difranco

Ani DiFranco—Still Righteous, Still Revolutionary

While the world lay dormant under strict lockdowns, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and activist Ani DiFranco stepped out to make a strong political statement. DiFranco and her crew went to a Shell oil refinery to film the video for "Simultaneously," from her latest release, Revolutionary Love. They were immediately arrested for trespassing. "We were just standing by the side of the road. We didn't touch any of their shit and we didn't jump a fence," explains DiFranco. "They detained us for a long time and didn't say anything to us like, 'You're trespassing, please leave.'" The matter had to ultimately be resolved in Zoom court. "They charged each of us and we all had to pay a fine. One of the kids that was working on the video with us was working for so little that it would have negated his salary, so I paid his fine."
Picture for Ani DiFranco—Still Righteous, Still Revolutionary

Tour news: Kesha, Deeper / Ohmme, Ani DiFranco, deadmau5, more

With COVID cases on the decline and vaccination rates on the rise, tours and festivals are being announced again. Head here for more coronavirus-related news and check the Tour Dates category for more tour-related news. DEEPER / OHMME. Chicago bands Deeper and Ohmme will be on tour together his fall,...
MusicDuluth News Tribune

Big Top Chautauqua adds Ani DiFranco and more to summer lineup

The summer lineup at Big Top Chautauqua has added a Grammy Award-winning folk band, a singer-songwriter known for her political anthems, and the former vocalist for Men At Work (who has also worked with Ringo Starr). Old Crow Medicine Show (Aug. 7), winners of two Grammy Awards in the mid-2010s,...

Ani DiFranco: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. Ani DiFranco has always done things her...

The Ms. Q&A With Ani DiFranco: “You Have License To Be All the Aspects of Yourself and To Be Unashamed of Them”

When feminist icon Ani DiFranco first stepped onto the global music scene with a defiant voice and black combat boots, she was just 19 years old. She had an urgency about her: a mission to publicly dismantle the patriarchy with a charge for her fans to do the same. She was creating her own music, writing song after song in a catalogue that would eventually span to a 20+ album career. She was creating her own record label too—Righteous Babe Records—which would not only elevate her voice but also catapult other women into the recording business. She was also educating herself. By age 20, the songwriter was taking classes at The New School in New York, including Feminism 101. She was attempting the complicated tightrope between feminist theory and practice.

Ani DiFranco: Fighting The Good Fight

Less than 24 hours have passed since a mob of right-wing terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol, and Ani DiFranco is understandably unsure how to make conversation. “‘How are you?’ is a confusing question all of the sudden,” she chuckles, while calling from her home in New Orleans. “It’s surreal to talk about other things like records or songs or anything else right now. But I guess we shall!”
New Orleans,

Prison is 'a very dehumanizing place.' Ani DiFranco and Zoe Boekbinder push back with music.

Singer-songwriter Zoe Boekbinder had never really thought about mass incarceration prior to performing at the maximum-security New Folsom Prison outside Sacramento, California, in May 2010. But the prison made an immediate and lasting impression. “It’s a very obviously dehumanizing place,” Boekbinder recalled recently. “On an emotional level, that was very...
New York City, NYWashington Square News

Celebrating iconic women in music: Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco: singer, songwriter, poet, activist. No celebration of Women’s History Month would be complete without a nod to New York’s own “Little Folksinger.” As a young adult, I connected with her coming-of-age anthems and unapologetic feminist views. DiFranco’s deeply personal and politically charged music has established her as an artist worth revering.
CelebritiesPosted by
CBS News

Ani DiFranco on new album "Revolutionary Love," career and marriage

Irving Plaza in New York City is one of the venues that helped establish singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco as a singular talent. Independent, adored and prolific, DiFranco's latest "Revolutionary Love" is her 22nd album. Critics are calling the album "searing" and "hopeful." "Revolutionary Love" is also heavily influenced by jazz. "For...

Ani DiFranco Appears On ‘CBS This Morning’

Ani DiFranco appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions. The acclaimed singer-songwriter performed tunes from her recently released 2021 album, Revolutionary Love. Ani DiFranco’s Revolutionary Love arrived on January 29 and sees the singer-songwriter incorporating jazz-tinged grooves into the mix. Backed by a small band, Ani’s Saturday Session included performances of Revolutionary Love’s title track as well as “Simultaneously.” The appearance also saw DiFranco reaching back into her catalog for “32 Flavors” from her 1995 album, Not A Pretty Girl.

Ani DiFranco: 2021

Righteous babe Ani DiFranco is back with Revolutionary Love. It’s her 22nd studio album and the songs on it offer a path to peace and reconciliation through empathy. It’s also a meticulously thoughtful album, lyrically and musically. Her poetic words are healing and hopeful. Sonically, the album offers the space to exhale and recharge while still keeping the listener moving forward.