Singer/songwriter/feminist/activist/author Ani Di Franco is featured on NPR Music’s prestigious Tiny Desk Home Concert series today. Filmed at her home in New Orleans, the concert features Di Franco singing three songs: classics “Everest” and “Not a Pretty Girl” alongside the title track of her newest release Revolutionary Love. Watch her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert HERE.
Di Franco began her career over thirty years ago with her self-titled debut album in 1990, and on July 17 Record Store Day is reissuing the vinyl version. The acclaimed album, considered revolutionary for its time, marked the beginning of her illustrious career and self-owned label Righteous Babe Records. For more information, go HERE.
After more than a year off the road, Di Franco is finally getting in front of live audiences with select festival dates in the summer and fall. See below for shows and to purchase tickets, go to www.anidifranco.com.
Revolutionary Love, Di Franco’s 22nd release, was named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Albums by Pitchfork and Rolling Stone and subsequently garnered wide critical acclaim following its January 29 release. The prolific artist was featured on CBS This Morning Saturday, NPR’s Morning Edition, MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber and received coverage in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker, American Songwriter and many more.
Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani Di Franco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Brown, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. Her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019, and Di Franco released a No Walls Mixtape alongside the book, offering a new take on songs related to the memoir. Di Franco launched Righteous Babe Radio in April 2020, a 24-hour news, music and interview station that personifies her Revolutionary Love and social activist mission.
ANI DI FRANCO TOUR DATES
8/29 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival
9/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
9/10 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival (with Indigo Girls)
9/18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Here Now
9/19 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Here Now