Knuckle Down [Digipak] by Ani DiFranco (CD, Jan-2005, Righteous Babe Records)
The music on Ani DiFranco's latest CD is as stunning as ever, packed with irresistible melodies, poignant lyrics and viruoso performances. But for the first time in her career, Ani has invited a fellow singer-songwriter to work with her as co-producer is the none other than Joe Henry. She is also joined by more than half a dozen guest musicians, many of whom have played key rols in Ani's recent career, including Todd Sickafoose, Julie Wolf and Andrew Bird. Through 12 new songs as intricatly crafted as short stories, DiFranco creates another unforgettable musical self-portait of a woman coming to grips with love's twists and turns confronting the legacy of her family and learning to live on her own terms.
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