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Ani DiFranco is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She is a prolific artist, having released over twenty albums, and is widely celebrated as a feminist icon. Ani DiFranco's guitar playing is often characterized by a signature staccato style, rapid fingerpicking and many alternate tunings. She delivers many of her lines in a speaking style notable for its rhythmic variation. Her lyrics, which often include alliteration, metaphor, word play and a more or less gentle irony, have also received praise for their sophistication.



About Ani DiFranco

Although DiFranco’s music has been classified as both folk rock and alternative rock, she has reached across genres since her earliest albums. DiFranco has collaborated with a wide range of artists including musician Prince, who recorded two songs with DiFranco in 1999: “Providence” on her To the Teeth album, and “I Love U, but I Don’t Trust U Anymore” on Prince’s Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic album: folk musician and social activist Utah Phillips (on The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere in 1996 and Fellow Workers in 1999), funk and soul jazz musician Maceo Parker and rapper Corey Parker. She has used a variety of instruments and styles: brass instrumentation was prevalent in 1998’s Little Plastic Castle, a simple walking bass in her 1997 cover of Hal David and Burt Bacharach’s “Wishin’ and Hopin'”, strings on the 1997 live album Living in Clip and 2004’s Knuckle Down, and electronics and synthesisers in 1999’s To the Teeth and in 2006’s Reprieve.

On September 11, 2007, she released the first retrospective of her career, titled Canon and for the first time, a collection of poetry in a book titled Verses.

DiFranco’s album Reprieve was released on August 8, 2006. It was previously leaked on iTunes for several hours around July 1, 2006, due to an error saying it was released in 2002. DiFranco performed with Cyndi Lauper on “Sisters of Avalon”, a track from Lauper’s 2005 collection The Body Acoustic.

She also collaborated with fellow folk singer Dar Williams on “Comfortably Numb”, a Pink Floyd cover song from Williams’ 2005 album, My Better Self.

In 2002 her rendition of Greg Brown’s “The Poet Game” appeared on Going Driftless: An Artists’ Tribute to Greg Brown.

Red Letter Year is Ani DiFranco’s most recent studio album, released on September 30, 2008.