Singer/songwriter and feminist, activist, and author Ani DiFranco is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of her ninth studio album, Little Plastic Castle. DiFranco’s label Righteous Babe Records is offering a 25th anniversary edition remastered by Heba Kadry, with the addition of three bonus tracks mixed by Tchad Blake, and a new CD package and first-time release on vinyl (2 LPs).
The first offering is a double single of “Gravel,” both the 2023 remaster of the album version and the bed track.
Recorded at Congress Hall in Austin after promoting her live album Living in Clip, DiFranco is joined by longtime collaborators drummer Andy Stochansky and bassist Jason Mercer, as well as bassist Sara Lee. LPC also prominently features outside musicians including drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Indigo Girls), a horn section composed of three Austin session musicians, and trumpeter Jon Hassell (Brian Eno, Talking Heads).
About Little Plastic Castle, DiFranco notes:
On the occasion of this 25th anniversary reissue, I would like to say an extra special thanks to those who took this record, and me, into their hearts fiercely, and loved without judgment. When it’s all said and done, it is your love- our collective resonance- that sticks with me the most. If I go tomorrow, it will be as a grateful little folksinger.
DiFranco kicks off a round of March tour dates, beginning March 15th, 2023 in Boulder, CO.
ANI DIFRANCO TOUR DATES
3/15 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater – SOLD OUT*
3/16 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater – SOLD OUT*
3/18 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center *
3/19 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s – SOLD OUT*
3/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room – SOLD OUT*
3/22 – Bozeman, MT – The ELM *
3/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre*
3/25 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest – Concert
3/25 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest – Artist Conversation
*with Pieta Brown