What do Bruce Springstein, Prince, Chuck D and Burmese activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi have in common?
Absolutely nothing, except for the fact that theyâ€™ve all collaborated with folksinger Ani DiFranco, who will be making a stop at the Aggie Theater on Sunday.
While DiFranco identifies herself as a folksinger, her musical stylings have, â€œalways been more expansive than a bin at the record store or a category on iTunes, with ample room for soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word and a marching band or two,â€ according to a news release.
Early in DiFrancoâ€™s music career, in 1989, she made the decision not to sign to a major label, and to instead create her own.
â€œ… But it has never been what brought sold-out crowds to her shows around the world, fans debating every nuance of her lyrics and fellow performers clamoring to work with her,â€ the news release said.
â€œNo, all that has more to do with another choice she made early in life: To use her voice and her guitar as honestly and unflinchingly as she could.â€
Tickets are $40 and available at www.aggietheatre.com, and doors open at 8 p.m.