Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

About Ani DiFranco

Taking a punk rock approach to all aspects of her alternative folk music -- from genre-bending songwriting and expressive performances to self-reliant distribution -- Ani DiFranco established herself as an inspirational force in independent music upon emerging with her self-titled debut in 1990. DiFranco self-produces and releases her records through her own Righteous Babe label, which she founded for her debut at the age of 19. Slowly building a devout grassroots following on the strength of relentless touring, she made her first of many consecutive appearances on the Billboard 200 with her seventh album, 1996's Dilate. 2008's Red Letter Year surprised with lush arrangements, and 2017's Binary featured guests ranging from Ivan Neville and Maceo Parker to Justin Vernon. After publishing her memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, in 2019, DiFranco and nearly a dozen collaborators weaved together elements of folk, jazz-pop, and R&B on 2020's Revolutionary Love. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • HOMETOWN
    Buffalo, NY
  • BORN
    September 23, 1970

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