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Ani DiFranco is an American alternative-folk rock artist from Buffalo, New York. Considered one of the music industry's premiere feminist icons, she found a dedicated following in the nineties, resulting in a fervent fan base that has only expanded through the years. She was among the first artists to create their own independent record label, Righteous Babe Records in 1989, thus solidifying her place in music history.
In addition to her music career, DiFranco has also reached out to a number of social causes, ranging from abortion rights to marriage equality. Her values find their way into a number of her songs, layered over a unique staccato finger picking style that is instantly identifiable as her own. DiFranco stands out as a true example of do-it-yourself ethics and insurmountable indie rock street cred.