Ani Difranco, On Tour Now, Gets NPR Praise and NACC Add Support

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
Ani Difranco, On Tour Now, Gets NPR Praise and NACC Add Support

An NPR First Look feature on Ani Difranco‘s new album, Binary, contends that the veteran’s “voice has lowered and softened, her guitar work has slowed down, she puts fewer lyrics in her songs, and her songwriter’s skin has gotten thicker” on what is her twentieth studio album. “Where she used to favor immersion,” the feature continues, “DiFranco here favors integration. Binary isn’t about one thing, or two things, or even three things. It’s about everything… Being in love, after a well-documented and tumultuous romantic past, is here. Feminism, DiFranco’s bread and butter, is here. Her politics are in place and recognizable… And there are some songs, like the experimental ‘Spider’ and the enigmatic ‘Zizzing,’ featuring Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, that are… more about an artist in her fourth decade of playing music trying to surprise herself and make new sounds.” All in all, the article concludes, Binary “could be the record that wakes you up to the world.” Read the feature and hear the album here.

Binary was added by quite a few stations last week, and DiFranco is hoping for a strong start at the NACC 200 this week. She also has a few tour dates this week, as well as several dates in November. See her live!

10/3 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
10/5 – Somerville Theatre – Somerville, MA
10/6 – Bardavon 1869 Opera House – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/7 – The Fest Experience – Arrington, VA
11/4 – Delta Hall at Eccles Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
11/6 – Vancouver Playhouse – Vancouver, BC
11/8 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA
11/9 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/10 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
11/12 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
11/14 – Palace Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/15 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11/18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/19 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

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