Jul 30, 2019
First and foremost, Ani DiFranco is the kindest, funniest, and loving person you could ever meet. She brings that love into every song, or out on to any stage. She's also the same person onstage, or off— whether playing with her kids, or eating breakfast with yours.
Professionally, Ani has released 20 albums, played countless
sold-tours, and sold a staggering 5.5 million albums on her own
Righteous Babe Records— creating full independence on her terms
through her 30+ year career. But contrary to the legends and myths
that surround her, she hasn't done it entirely on her
Her brand new, New York Times Best-selling memoir "No Walls and the Recurring Dream" documents her life up until the age of 30. It's an epic collection of vignettes from the folksinger's life from leaving home, to sleeping in bus stations as an emancipated minor, to building her empire brick by brick— and all the allies, fans, and musicians who helped along the way.
There aren't any long-form interviews Ani sat down for around the book, or the accompanying "No Walls Mixtape" she recorded this year. This podcast interview is our chance! Beyond fans of our Ani's music though, there is so much in this conversation that will be inspiring and helpful for parents juggling careers, artists making a living out of art, anyone obsessed with the creative process, and aspiring entrepreneurs.
We laugh, we cry a bit, and we poke around This Epic Life of Ani DiFranco.
In this conversation we cover: