Artist of the Week: Ani DiFranco


Artist of the Week: Ani DiFranco


DiFranco has landed at the first position on Billboard Folk Albums with her comeback album, and climbed to top 5 on Independent Albums chart.

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

In this album, DiFranco was backed up by a team of stellar musicians, including Ivan and Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers, avant-saxophonist Skerik (Pearl Jam, R.E.M.), and guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Amos Lee). She additionally got support from folk music veteran Pete Seeger.

For the title track, the 41-year-old folk rock singer reworked Florence Reece's classic of the same title, which was once popularized by Pete. She revamped it into a funk-fueled epic with Pete on banjo and vocals alongside children's choir, The Rivertown Kids. The result is, it provides a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

DiFranco is currently on tour. She has tapped Gregory Alan Isakov as a guest in her Winter shows including the sold-out one at Boulder Theatre in Colorado, and recruited Sean Hayes and Seth Glier for her Spring concerts. For more detailed info about her upcoming gigs, fans can visit her official website.

© AceShowbiz.com


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