Seventeen years ago, Ani DiFranco released her first album. Since then, she has established herself as one of the most influential and inspirational artists of her generation. DiFranco wears many hats including singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer. Her empowering spirit is evident through her songs that tackle barbed political and sexual issues with uncommon insight and compassion. On September 11, Righteous Babe Records will release 'Canon,' the first retrospective studio album of Ani's illustrious and storied career. The double-disc will feature songs from her albums spanning 1990 - 2006 and five re-recorded tracks with help from Todd Sickafoose (bass) and Allison Miller (drums).
Since the early 1990s, DiFranco's innovative guitar style, signature percussive finger picking, expressive vocals and incisive lyrics have earned her a loyal, dedicated fanbase and consistent critical acclaim.
The self-described "little folk singer" has released eighteen studio albums and has produced records for artists such as Dan Bern, Utah Phillips and Janis Ian. DiFranco has collaborated with everyone from Prince and Cyndi Lauper to Dar Williams and Maceo Parker. She continues to sell out venues all over the world including NYC's Carnegie Hall. In 2005, DiFranco made CMJ's list of the 25 most influential artists of the last 25 years, along with U2, Nirvana, Radiohead and The Pixies.
DiFranco's 2006 release, 'Reprieve' earned a slew of accolades. Entertainment Weekly called it "beautifully committed music - the kind that's as essential now as it has ever been."
Sunday, July 22nd at 1:00 pm (doors open at noon)
with special guests Anais Mitchell and TBA
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
Tickets: rain or shine $45.00 / All Ages Welcome
(Children two years and younger are admitted free)
Ticket Outlets: www.ticketweb.com, 1.866.468.7621
Boulder : Bart's CD Cellar, in Denver : Independent Records Stores; Twist & Shout.
Produced by NIPP and Maven Productions
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