"You Had Time"
courtesy of the artist
Ani DiFranco performed at the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia with The Hold Steady and Dr. John.
Ani DiFranco took the stage at the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia and quickly demonstrated her trademark candor and fearlessness. She called the songs she played "happy songs," adding that they're "kind of unexplored territory for me." The singer and author recited poetry between songs, and joked with the audience about having to replace the songs' curse words because her performance was broadcast live on WXPN.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., DiFranco has toured the nation and the world since 1990, playing an energetic brand of folk music and reeling off lyrics that sometimes resemble funky stream-of-consciousness exercises. A new mother, the feminist icon is working with a new band and lots of guests on a new studio album.
Dr. John, Ani DiFranco, The Hold Steady, and Newton Faulkner performed at the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia. NON-COMM is an annual convention of non-commercial radio programmers and music directors, as well as other music-industry professionals.