Home > Celebrity > A > Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Profile


Famous as :

Folk-rock singer

Birth Name :

Angela Marie Difranco

Birth Date :

September 23, 1970

Birth Place :

Buffalo, New York, USA

Spouse :

Andrew Gilchrist (sound engineer, 30-May-98 - divorced)

Claim to fame :

Album "Little Plastic Castle" (1998)

Biography


When it comes to music, Ani DiFranco believes in starting young. Born on September 23, 1970 in Buffalo, New York, she started playing music in local bars at the tender age of nine. "Nobody played music in my family, but as soon as I got my guitar, I started making friends with this guy, Mike, at the guitar shop, and he started taking me around to his gigs," she said of her inspiration to pursue career in music.

When she was 16, she joined a band and played as a house band of a local club. By 1989 she had her own label, called Righteous Records and released her self-titled debut album in 1990. For the next six years, DiFranco constantlty released an album each year and toured vigorously to promote them. She became such a cultural figure in Buffalo.

Latest News


Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat at Former Slave Plantation

December 31, 2013 08:45:11 GMT

planned to host "Righteous Retreat", a four-night event for exchanging ideas and making music, at the Nottoway Plantation and Resort in White Castle, Louisiana. However, the singer has canceled the retreat after several people voiced outrage over the location of the event.
...

Artist of the Week: Ani DiFranco

February 06, 2012 06:04:59 GMT

Four years after dropping "", came back captivating music lovers with a compilation of good music in brand new CD "". She debuted high on Billboard Folk Albums chart by entering at No. 1, and broke into top 5 on Independent Albums chart.
...

Picture Gallery


Ani DiFranco Performs on Stage - ani-difranco-performs-on-stage-01 Ani DiFranco Performs on Stage - ani-difranco-performs-on-stage-02 Ani DiFranco in The Clearwater Concert Creating The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders Hosts Benefit Concert - ani-difranco-next-generation-of-environmental-leaders-hosts-benefit-concert-01 Ani DiFranco in The Clearwater Concert Creating The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders Hosts Benefit Concert - ani-difranco-next-generation-of-environmental-leaders-hosts-benefit-concert-02 Ani DiFranco in The Clearwater Concert Creating The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders Hosts Benefit Concert - ani-difranco-next-generation-of-environmental-leaders-hosts-benefit-concert-03 Ani DiFranco in  - 0262015
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter