Address: 123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
Description: Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers, and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and a martial arts legend. She's "fixed up a few old buildings" and minimized her carbon footprint before it was trendy -- from installing a geothermal heating and cooling system in the renovated church that her label calls home to using organic inks on all the t-shirts she sells. But nothing she's done in her 18-year career has garnered more attention than a business decision. Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole.