Sunday, January 15, 2017

Article: Ani DiFranco To Publish Memoir

A new memoir - and a new album!!!

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"Ani DiFranco will recount her journey from struggling artist, estranged from her parents, to celebrated musician and determined activist in a new memoir. In addition to music, DiFranco has been an activist for countless causes including the environment, racial justice, reproductive rights, gender equality and prison reform.

DiFranco released her self-titled debut album through her own Righteous Babe Records in 1990 at age 20. A fiercely independent streak has defined her career ever since as she's toured relentlessly and released 17 more solo albums, numerous live albums, a handful of EPs and two records with legendary folk musician and labor organizer, Utah Phillips."

(Via Ani DiFranco Divulges Stories About Being an Activist in New Memoir - Rolling Stone.)

"In the ’90s, the singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco built herself an empire. DiFranco, who ran away from home at age 15, founded her own label and released her debut album by age 20. Through the ’90s, she became crazy popular while maintaining that DIY ethic, and she became a staunch advocate for feminist and left-wing causes along the way. And now she’ll write about all that. The Associated Press reports that DiFranco has signed on to publish a memoir through Viking. The as-yet-untitled book does not have a release date yet, but it’s coming. And DiFranco will also release a new album called Binary in May. 

(Via Ani DiFranco To Publish Memoir - Stereogum.)

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