Ani DiFranco - Carnegie Hall 4.6.02 - CD
Always one to take a bold move, Ani’s first footsteps away from her full-scale band launched a solo mission to the Big Apple and beyond. Four years later the ecstatic vibrancy of such a magical night is captured on Righteous Babe Records’ latest release, a precious live recording of singer/songwriter/guitarist Ani DiFranco’s solo performance on April 6, 2002—Carnegie Hall 4.6.02. Exposition style song introductions and anecdotal musings elevate this show into a masterful performance. DiFranco’s powerful set is politically relevant and sonically scintillating. Unlike prior live recordings, this one is unparalleled in its intimacy. For the first time, Ani recites the epic poem "Self Evident" to an audience of New Yorkers, which she describes as "one of the most intense moments I have ever experienced on stage." Still breathing the dust of their broken skyline, this recording captures a moment in history where art holds space for humanity. Ani’s charismatic humour and compassion is a cathartic antidote to any mood shy of awestruck. For familiar fans and curious characters, Carnegie Hall 4.6.02 is one for the record books.