Righteous Babe Records recording artist Ani DiFranco—who needs no introduction here—is returning to her home at Babeville for a performance on Monday (Feb 8), and she’s bringing with her singer Gaby Moreno. Moreno, who sings in both Spanish and English, plays the guitar as well. “My mom bought me this really cheap nylon string guitar when I was 14, and somehow I started figuring out Jimi Hendrix songs with it,” she says. Moreno, who hails from Guatemala, wrote the theme song to Parks and Recreation, which airs on NBC. Her song “Greenhorne Man” was featured on MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s Lincoln Heights and Ghost Whisperer. Moreno also won the 2006 Maxwell Song of the Year as part of the John Lennon songwriting contest for the song “Escondidos.” She originally toured with DiFranco in November and was so well received that DiFranco invited her back to tour again during the months of January and February.
7pm (doors). Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware (852-3835 / babevillebuffalo.com). $33.50 in advance/$38 at the door at Babeville box office, Tickets.com/888-223-6000, and Tops Markets