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Ani DiFranco performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Ani DiFranco's latest album, Revolutionary Love, explores the idea of approaching your adversaries with compassion. Daymon Gardner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ani DiFranco Wants Us To Engage In 'Revolutionary Love'

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Celeste. Her new album, Not Your Muse, is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Jan. 29. Elizabeth Porodina/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 29

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Nathan Jackson Brown (left), Zoe Boekbinder (center), Ani DiFranco (right) Nathan Jackson Brown / Krys Fox/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Prison Music Project On World Cafe

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"Youth is a powerful drug, you know? I was on a mission. So, yeah, I wasn't gonna let anything stop me," Ani DiFranco says. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ani DiFranco Relives Her Indie Rock Rise: 'I Wanted A Different Kind Of Power'

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Tori Amos (shown here performing in 2009) was part of a wave of women musicians who took the reins, creatively and professionally, over their music in the '90s. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Ani DiFranco performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Ani DiFranco On Mountain Stage

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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. Bob Giardini hide caption

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

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'Hearse' by Ani DiFranco

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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? Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ani DiFranco: Embracing Stability, Remaining Outspoken

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