But wait...$52 for general admission? You use that cash to get a round of Sazeracs for you and six of your friends with money left over to tip your bartender... Sure, it's a little pricey, but this show is a benefit for organizations that help people regain something priceless, taken for granted by most of us everyday: freedom.
All proceeds from the New Orleans performance, presented by JusticeAid, will go to support the Innocence Project of New Orleans and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. These organizations fight tirelessly to help those who sit in our prisons for crimes they did not commit. Resources can be scarce, systemic corruption is an unfortunately common adversary and human lives are on the line. JusticeAid is there to make helping them easier.
Kia Stewart can personally attest to Innocence Project of New Orleans' tireless fight against injustice. Kia was wrongfully incarcerated in the days prior to Hurricane Katrina for a shooting that he didn't commit. But a single eyewitness argued otherwise, and with no other evidence at all connecting Kia to the crime, he was sent to jail at just 17 years old, left there to ride out much of the Hurricane before being belatedly evacuated. Today, Kia is free thanks to IPNO's help, and he's working hard to make up for 10 years of lost time spent in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Get your tickets to the show, enjoy a great night of music and help support these unsung heroes. If you can't make it to the show, check out ways to contribute on the Innocence Project of New Orleans and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project websites.
We are proud to share this new version of “Take Down Your Flag” – a song by Peter Mulvey and many others, performed by Ani DiFranco with Ivan Neville and Terence Higgins.
Peter Mulvey wrote “Take Down Your Flag” two days following the Charleston, SC shooting on June 17. He performed it the same night at the Calvin Theater in Northampton opening a show for Ani. Peter put out an open invitation for other artists to contribute their own verses. https://youtu.be/MCYMB1ZNuLI
For those who want to respond to the tragic event that occurred on June 17th at the Mother Emanuel Church, donations can be made by clicking on this link http://www.charleston-sc.gov.
You can download the MP3 at the Righteous Babe Store. All proceeds will be donated to the Emanuel Hope Fund, providing direct financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of the nine deceased and the Emanuel AME Church.
As of Wednesday, July 8 the South Carolina state Senate voted to take down the Confederate Flag 37-3 and the bill is now going to the House.
UPDATE: As of Thursday, July 9 the South Carolina state House voted 94-20 in favor to take down the Confederate Flag. GOP Gov. Nikki Haley will sign the bill at 4 PM ET after which the Confederate Flag has to be taken down on state grounds within 24 hours.
Peter Mulvey is organizing an online benefit concert for the Emanuel AME church, featuring Mulvey, Pamela Means, Vance Gilbert, Peter Yarrow and more special guests to be announced. Pay what you can and tune in Sunday, July 12 at 3pm EDT at https://goo.gl/BqQUPf.
This Sunday, March 29th, catch Ani on the Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2. George Stroumboulopoulos will have an intimate interview as well as an acoustic performance from 8-11 PM Eastern. She’ll strum a few songs off her latest album Allergic To Water, share her thoughts toward Ferguson, her place in the folk community, accepting her maternal role and she’ll debut a previously unreleased song – “The Pacifist’s Lament.” Here’s a little teaser! Be sure to tune in Sunday!
Recently, Righteous Babe Jennifer Knapp visited the University of Nevada to participate in Tedx Talks. With her guitar in tow, Jennifer spoke about LGBT issues and faith - a subject she has faced head on in her own life and career, we’ve come a long way but there is still far to go! Check it out
Recently Ani stopped by the SiriusXM studios to record an interview with “The Village Folk Show”. You can catch it this Sunday, Feb 1 on The Bridge, SiriusXM 32 and on the SiriusXM App at around 9 AM ET.
This show will rebroadcast on SiriusXM The Village ch 741 online in the USA and on satellite in Canada all week (Feb 2 Monday 9 PM ET, Feb 3 Tuesday 3 PM ET AND 6 PM ET, Feb 5 Thursday 11 AM ET, Feb 6 Friday 12 PM ET, and Feb 7 Saturday 10 AM ET). It will also be available for two weeks on demand at siriusxm.com/ondemand Under The Bridge.
Listen on your phone, in your car, at home and on your computer! If you don’t have SiriusXM you can check out a free 30 day free online trial at www.siriusxm.com/freetrial.