Feminist Icon Plays the UC
The folksy indie giant, Ani DiFranco, matures as a mom.
Ani DiFranco is an international singing and songwriting sensation, an outspoken activist for feminist, humanitarian, and anti-war causes, and an award-winning poet. She is also a pioneer in indie music production who launched her own record label in an era when the industry was dominated by corporate interests.
But she’s still mostly beloved for her bohemian days as the “little folksinger” who toured coffeehouses and tea bars with just her guitar and her voice. She returns to those intimate acoustic roots with a stop at the UC Theatre to celebrate her latest release, Allergic To Water. But while staying true to her iconoclastic, free-spirited persona, the new album still reflects a new DiFranco, a little older and a little wiser.
Allergic to Water is DiFranco’s first album since having her second child, and her poetic lyrics reveal the maturing folksinger to be just as concerned with the small, personal battles faced in daily life as with issues of global impact.
Oct. 7, 8 p.m. $36. UC Theatre, 2036 University, Berkeley. www.TheUCTheatre.org
Published online on Oct. 4, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.