Ani has been stunning and delighting listeners ever since she was a teenager in Buffalo, New York, playing bars she wasn't old enough to enter. These days, the self-described "Little Folksinger" is packing joints like Carnegie Hall and amphitheatres around the world, though she still makes each venue she plays feel as cozy as a living room and as sweaty as a neighbourhood dive.
Over the years Ani has collaborated with Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Dar Williams, the Twilight Singers, Jeff Klein, Bruce Cockburn, John Gorka, and Maceo Parker on their albums; she has produced recordings by Hamell on Trial, Dan Bern, Utah Phillips, Janis Ian, Michael Meldrum, and others. Small wonder, then, that Ani made CMJ's list of the 25 most influential artists of the last 25 years, taking her place alongside U2, Nirvana, the Pixies, and Radiohead.
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Added by voss on August 30, 2007