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Concerts

Ani DiFranco performed on Mountain Stage.

February 14, 2011 Now based in New Orleans, DiFranco plays songs from her latest CD, Red Letter Year.

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January 19, 2009 The fiercely independent, highly influential songwriter is celebrating 20 years of touring.

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May 30, 2008 The folk-punk hero performed at WXPN on May 30, demonstrating her usual candor and fearlessness.

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Studio Sessions

Ani DiFranco.

January 17, 2012 Hear DiFranco carry on her 21-year folk-rock tradition, with songs from Which Side Are You On?

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August 29, 2005 Ani DiFranco's latest CD is Knuckle Down, the seventeenth album released on her own label.

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Interviews & Profiles

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March 6, 2010 The desolate journey of Orpheus is now a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.

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Discover Songs

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December 26, 2008 No stranger to thematic ambition, DiFranco pays tribute to the universe's building blocks.

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December 13, 2007 Ani DiFranco has spent her career living up to the promises that she set down in 1996's "Napoleon."

January 27, 2004 Down in the valley with Greg Brown; Indie folk punk from Ani DiFranco; The electronic experiment...

Reviews

Take-no-bull folksinger Ani DiFranco showcases her soft, romantic side in the elegant ballad "Hearse."

May 9, 2012 The take-no-bull folksinger showcases her soft, romantic side in the elegant ballad "Hearse."

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With more than a dozen studio albums to her credit, Ani DiFranco has a strong handle on outspoken, politically charged music. Her latest is Which Side Are You On?

February 2, 2012 DiFranco's new album, her most striking in more than a decade, is as personal as it is political.

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December 26, 2008 No stranger to thematic ambition, DiFranco pays tribute to the universe's building blocks.

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December 13, 2007 Ani DiFranco has spent her career living up to the promises that she set down in 1996's "Napoleon."

More Stories

Ani DiFranco performing live on Mountain Stage.

November 11, 2013 The fiercely independent singer-songwriter performs selections from several stages of her career.

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As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.

June 13, 2012 DiFranco, a recent transplant to New Orleans, leads a funky, feel-good tour of her new neighborhood.

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Which Side Are You On?

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  • Album: Which Side Are You On?
  • Artist: Ani DiFranco
  • Label: Righteous Babe Records
  • Released: 2012
 

Hadestown

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  • Album: Hadestown
  • Artist: Anais Mitchell
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  • Released: 2010
 

Canon

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  • Album: Canon
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  • Released: 2007
 

So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter

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  • Album: So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter
  • Artist: Ani DiFranco
  • Label: Righteous Babe
  • Released: 2002
 

Red Letter Year

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  • Released: 2008