Mar 012012

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 they’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, “always 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,” according to a news release.

Early in DiFranco’s music career, in 1989, she made the decision not to sign to a major label, and to instead create her own.

“… 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,” the news release said.

“No, 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.”

Tickets are $40 and available at, and doors open at 8 p.m.

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