Ani Difranco is a true impersonation of a punk; although she is into urban folk and pop rock but carries a fearless attitude. She is a trendsetter in folk music and has been among the early adopters of many sub-corporate music trends. She is a feminist, branded as the Woman of Courage, passionately vocal about her political views and religious beliefs. Folk music to her is an expression; converging various communities and heritage sharing their joys and struggles. Her music, referred to as angry girl music, usually reflects rage tempered candor often leading to personal confessions. She has prevailed as the cult princess of the 90s while the music world was busy making commercial rock. She is a tough cookie, all in favor of female independence, standing on her own with an independent production house called Righteous Babe.
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It is her boldness that reflects in her songs as well as in her lifestyle. She is open about her sexual orientation and her songs are often waltzing around hardcore topics like sexual abuse, poverty, racism, war homophobia, sexism and reproductive rights. She has a distinctive style of music strongly dominated by the lyrics of her songs. Most of her songs are autobiographical with her brawny, candid take on things. She enjoys her gutsy reputation and has no trouble in speaking her mind. Her intense vocals create a poignant, melancholic blogosphere, engaging the audiences on a more intimate, personal note. Her lyrics might appear simple and straight forward but are actually much more sophisticated than this. There is a sanguine word play in her songs employing higher level literary tools like metaphors, alliteration, similes and euphemism.
Ani Difranco music centers on folk rock, edging slightly towards alternative rock and indie pop. She is very passionate about her folk music which according to her also has bits of punk and rap music in it. It is not about simple arrangement that defines folk for her but is about finding the connection with her own roots. She has experimented with a wide variety of musical yonder. Her collaborative work with various top rated artists has widened her range as an artist. Her duets "Providence" and "I Love U, but I Don't Trust U Anymore" with Prince reveals a softer side of her. She also ventured with soul, jazz and funk while recording songs with Maceo Parker. She played around with instruments and musical techniques too. Her Little Plastic Castle focuses on brass instrumentalism and Wishin' and Hopin' is a simple walking bass based tune. She also tried the use of electronic music and synthesizers in her albums, "To the Teeth" and "Reprieve".
Ani Difranco has always been involved in music; she was performing at various venues at the age of nine. Her self- titled first music album was released in 1990. The album resonates with Suzanne Vega’s music; free flowing simple poetry and staccato style guitars. Her vocals sound more like rambling and she had no problem in recognizing that as she called herself, work in progress. Her album perfectly captures the workings of a strong woman’s brain. Her popular tracks from the album include, Talk to Me Now, Work Your Way Out, The Story, Letting the Telephone Ring, Dog Coffee, Fire Door, Pale Purple and Rush Hour.
The artist has released a couple of studio albums afterwards including, "Red Letter Year" as her more recent studio release. Her other popular albums are Canon, Reprieve , Knuckle Down, Educated Guess, Evolve, Revelling , Reckoning, To the Teeth, Up Up Up Up Up Up, Little Plastic Castle, Dilate, Not a Pretty Girl, Out of Range, Not So Soft , Imperfectly , Puddle Dive and Like I Said. Her extended plays Swing Set, More Joy, Less Shame and Little Plastic Remixes evinces her musical ingenuity. Ani Difranco has recently been spotted performing with various artists as she performed Sisters of Avalon with Cyndi Lauper and Comfortably Numb with Dar Williams. Her cover songs like Pink Floyd’s My Better Self and Greg Brown’s, The Poet Game has also been making waves. She is now performing in your town bringing forth a bundle of new surprises; get ready for her shockers with your Ani DiFranco Tickets now.