I heard some happy news today about one of my favorite artists...the anything but tame...Ani DiFranco so I thought I’d share. After announcing last July that she and boyfriend Mike Napolitano, producer of one of my “contenders”, last year’s Reprieve,were expecting a child while accepting the Woman of Courage award from NOW at their 40th Annual Convention, the couple welcomed their daughter into the world last Saturday. The 36 year old rockin’ first time Mom delivered 7 pound, 8 oz. baby girl Petah Lucia at home in
As a working Mother and a fan I can’t help but be excited to see how this new life experience will shape Ani’s songwriting and given her history of steady touring, I’m also curious to see if she’ll be able to maintain the schedule that her admirers have grown accustomed to. Spurred on by her tenacious spirit, enormous talent and deep dedication to her audience, I’ve no doubt she will find a way to strike the healthy balance of meeting personal and professional obligations that we all strive to achieve. And for those fans that might fear her new dive into motherhood might soften the razor sharp edge they’ve come to know and love, I laugh and remind them that being a Mom is the toughest gig there is.
A few aptly titled Ani tunes for the occasion…a few of my favorites from the vault: