Ani DiFranco Says Petah is Suited To Rock Star Life

Touring with baby in tow suits Ani DiFranco just fine, and from the sound of things, baby is definitely on board! “It’s great just to have her around,” the 38-year-old songstress says of daughter Petah Lucia, 2. “She is such a breath of fresh air, and she makes us all laugh.”

“She’s a total rock ‘n’ roll baby — she stays up until 2 or 3 in the morning and wakes up at 3 in the afternoon. I think it’s a really cool life for a very young person to travel and see people be passionate about what they do.”

That passion for music hasn’t waned since Ani became a mom, though she admits that her approach — and her worldview– have changed dramatically. “I am a more relaxed person,” she says. “People think the happy tone in my music must be [about] the baby, but it’s the baby and her father before her and the culture that surrounds us.”

Petah is the first child for Ani and husband — whom she calls her “baby daddy” — Mike Napolitano.


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