For those of you missing live music as much as we are, we offer you some Little Folksinger Live in Keene, NH , out now on the Righteous Babe store and Bandcamp. The last night of a tour usually finds Ani in rare Ten years in the making, the album by the non-profit artist collective known as The Prison Music Project is out now on Righteous Babe Records.
She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe , giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe Foundation, DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including abortion rights and LGBT visibility. She counts American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger among her mentors.
Ani DiFranco has been many things in her 48 years: a folk rocker, queer activist and campaigner against war and environmental disaster. We learn about her approach to her own image, the secrets of her songwriting and how she gained her fierce political views. Throughout it, DiFranco has always been an emblem of progress. She came out as bisexual in her early 20s and her songs documented relationships with both sexes. She hopped around genres before it became fashionable to do so, exploring folk, jazz, roots and rock and absorbing the influences of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Miles Davis and Betty Carter. Her queer fans expressed anger when she married her roadie in they divorced in Here we are listing our labels in order of importance and lining up in the hierarchy of whatever. We lose each other as people. I can only be me.
I have been reading this blog for a while now but this is the first time I have felt I needed to add my two cents in. Are you going to keep the sabbath holy as a family, or is he going to take the kids out for pizza after church, leaving you home to observe alone. As someone starting residency next year and whose father and brother went through it, and whose girlfriend is about to start it I have to say that you can't be mad at him for not sacrificing something to spend time with you - there is literally nothing else to sacrifice; residency is called residency because the doctors used to live in the hospitals, and it was akin to monks in monastery. I am fortunate to be married to a surgeon who, although he has "the ego," he maintains Christian values in our home. This means no swearing, loud talking, or making offensive jokes. As I started to date and fall in love with my husband, almost everyone I knew was against it. I must admit that this life comes with a lot of surprises. And how little some men understand the value of a well-dusted baseboard.