ani difranco

The veteran singer-songwriter has a new memoir out this week.
"The trans community is, has been, and will always be here, and we’re ready for whatever comes next."
“As a society, it is time to acknowledge that unless a woman is in control of her own reproduction, she is not free."
Being a gentleman and a fellow citoyen du monde as well as a poet, Chris wrote back, "Ira- what an absolutely lovely note
One of the greatest joys of living in Santa Monica is the Sunday morning Farmers Market. Not only is there a vast supply of great food and organic produce but there are always wildly talented musicians playing.
t was an interesting road into the "producer's" chair for me and Saucy Monky. A.k.a. the "queen's chair" as I like to call it.
In a matter of days, "Take Down Your Flag" has become a living song. Peter Mulvey has just uploaded a video containing the chords and framework in hopes that more people will continue to grow this song and commemorate those we've lost in South Carolina.
In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.
What about fans who wear sizes larger than a 3x who are seemingly shut out of the entire realm of tee shirt fandom? Should they just buy a CD and an embossed baseball cap?
As I currently reside in a community where most inhabitants think that Heidegger is a cold press juicer, imagine my joy last Saturday evening at Esalen when I found myself breaking wheat bread with two of America's greatest living philosophers and intellectuals, Michael Murphy and Sam Keen!
This weekend has to be the best moment I've ever had on stage. In front of a hometown crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma, opening for one of my biggest musical influences, the great Ani DiFranco, I was able to shout to the rooftops, that I was legally married to my husband, Ryan.
As so many promising bands and veteran acts have already expressed, a stop at Planet Bluegrass is like living in another world.
The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.
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But everyone didn't share the same inclusive sentiment. Some people felt the venue alienated women, queer women and feminists
Where were you at this very moment, 10 years ago today? If you were an angsty teenager, a budding feminist or a bold proponent
WASHINGTON -- Pearl and the Beard, a Brooklyn three-piece, returns to the nation's capital on Thursday with a headlining
Today is Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday. What's an appropriate gift for the most influential folk artist of the 20th century? A few years ago some of Pete's fans launched a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to resurrect that effort.