Ani DiFranco performing at the Ancienne Belgique in 2007
|Birth name||Angela Maria DiFranco |
|Born||September 23, 1970
Buffalo, New York
|Genres||Folk rock, indie, alternative|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, tenor guitar, vocals, percussion, piano|
Ani DiFranco (born September 23 1970) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. She has had over 20 albums. Her songs usually about feminism and political issues. Although DiFranco's music has been classified as both folk rock and alternative rock, she has created songs in many different music genres since her earliest albums. Her albums have used first punk, then funk, hip hop, and jazz influences. She was one of the first independent musicians to create her own record label (Righteous Babe). By creating her own record label, this has given her significant creative freedom.