Musician and Feminist Ani DiFranco at the Embassy Theatre in January
Fort Wayne, Ind. (October 27, 2022) – The Embassy Theatre is proud to present Ani DiFranco with Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings on the Embassy stage on Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. Member pre-sale will begin Thursday, October 27 at 10 a.m.; tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m.
Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Iver, Brand Carlile, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more.
Her most recent albums include 2021’s Revolutionary Love and the July 2022 25th Anniversary Edition reissue of her iconic live album Living in Clip, both on her own label Righteous Babe Records. Her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019 by Viking Books, and was a New York Times Top 10 best seller.
Rejecting the major label system has given her significant creative freedom. She has referenced her staunchly-held independence in song more than once. Ani’s lyrics are rhythmic and poetic, often autobiographical, and strongly political, frequently addressing issues of racism, gentrification, gun control and traditional sexuality labels. Also, she believes compassion should be at the center of social movements. Rolling Stone said of her in 2012, “The world needs more radicals like Ani DiFranco: wry, sexy, as committed to beauty and joy as revolution.”
Over the years she’s performed at countless benefit concerts, donated songs to many charity albums, and given time and energy to many progressive causes. She has learned from and demonstrated beside Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson and Dennis Kucinich. In 2004, she marched in the front row of the March for Women’s Lives and later performed on the main stage. She has beaten the drum for voter registration and turnout. She’s currently on the board of Roots of Music, an organization that provides at-risk youth with support and musical education in New Orleans, and on the creative council of EMILY’s List, which helps elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.
She has been featured on the covers of SPIN, Ms., Relix, and High Times. Ani has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Grammy for best album package (Evolve), the Woman of Courage Award from the National Organization for Women, the Gay/Lesbian American Music Award for Female Artist of the Year, and the Woody Guthrie Award, among others.
TICKETS: $65, $55 & $45 (plus applicable fees) can be purchased at fwembassytheatre.org, ticketmaster.com and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Ticketing link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005D55D5C93F45