~ Righteous Babe Ani DiFranco performed at House of Blues San Diego.
Opening with her tune “I am Not a Pretty girl” Ani DiFranco took the stage with cheers and shrills at House of Blues San Diego Monday night March 16, 2015. Ani DiFranco is out touring in support of her new album Allergic to Water that was released on Nov. 4, 2014.
The progressive folk rock guitarist has had a very active voice for a variety of social movements including feminism, gender equality, cultural and environmental platforms. Her songs echo the same inspiring drive to call out and push to change people’s thinking.
Ani DiFranco has many accolades with 18 studio albums, she has been nominated for a few Grammys, and won a Grammy in 2004 for Best Recording Package, for her album, Evolve. The Best Recording Package award is given for the art and visuals across the entire album package. Other accolades include the National Organization of Women (NOW), Woman of Courage Award in 2006, and the Woodie Guthrie Award in 2009.
Singing and songwriting at young age at the early age of 18 in 1989 Difranco developed her own independent record Label called Righteous Babe Records citing the need “to release her music on her own terms”. Righteous Babe is headquartered in Buffalo, New York and it houses a small venue called Babeville for artists to explore their musical independence.
DiFranco performed many of her other tunes including her Grammy Award nominated single “Shy” Ani and the audience got into the groove with this jazzy, guitar thumping song. Other songs that made the set list for the night were "Dithering," "Swan Drive," "My IQ Poem," and "Untouchable Faces."
Want to catch a show? Here are more dates and locations near you.
March 20, 2015 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
March 21, 2015 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
March 22, 2015 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
March 24, 2015 Garden City, ID Revolution Concert House
March 25, 2015 Jackson Hole, WY Center for the Arts
March 26, 2015 Aspen, CO The Belly Up
March 28, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
March 29, 2015 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
March 30, 2016 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
May 8, 2015 Birmingham, AL Iron City
May 10, 2015 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
May 11, 2015 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
May 13, 2015 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
May 14, 2015 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
May 16, 2015 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
May 17, 2015 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre
Benefit for Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project & Innocence Project New Orleans
May 18, 2015 Richmond, VA The National
June 17, 2015 Beacon, NY Towne Crier Cafe
June 19, 2015 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
June 20, 2015 Lowell, MA Lowell Summer Music Series
June 21, 2015 Croton on Hudson, NY - Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival -