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Tue. April 22nd 2008 @ University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (All Ages)
$45.00 - Tickets On Sale Mon Dec 17th
Tickets at: UVic Ticket Centre
Presented by: Atomique Productions, Ciwko & Cristall
DiFranco was born in Buffalo, New York to an American Jewish mother and an Italian-American father, both folk music lovers. She started playing Beatles covers at local bars and busking with her guitar teacher, Michael Meldrum, at the age of nine. In 1989, at the age of eighteen, DiFranco started her own record company, "Righteous Records" (renamed Righteous Babe Records in 1994), with just $50. Ani DiFranco was issued on the label in the winter of 1990. Later on she relocated to New York City, where she took poetry classes at the New School and toured vigorously. 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.
Our story begins in Buffalo, New York, a rust belt city perched precariously on the edge of the Great Lakes, known best for its terrible snow storms and lost superbowls. It is here that our heroine, Ani (pronounced AHH-nee) DiFranco was reared on a mid-eighties diet of oat bran and radio mayonnaise, and launched into the world somewhere in the inte... more info
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