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Both Hands

by Rebecca Rego

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I am very excited to be releasing this cover of Ani Difranco’s “Both Hands” today. I recorded it with J. Tom Hnatow at Small Blue in Lexington, KY as a little namaste to Ani for being an amazing role model to me as an artist.

In 1998, I went to sleep away camp in Northern Ontario and heard Ani DiFranco’s music for the first time. A thousand miles away from my parents and my home, her music became the soundtrack to adventure and my first taste of freedom. As soon as I returned to Wisconsin, I learned to play “Both Hands.” Ani DiFranco’s music became a beacon of light to my suburban adolescence. Every time I saw her play I felt something growing in me. It was the realization that my true calling was to be a songwriter.

Earlier this year I read Ani DiFranco’s new memoir. Hearing her tell her story, I had a sudden realization that somehow the thing I had always dreamed of doing had actually happened - over twenty years and many albums of my own, I had become an artist.

-RR

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released September 23, 2019
Both Hands
Written by Ani DiFranco
Recorded at Small Blue, Lexington, KY
Produced by Rebecca Rego & J. Tom Hnatow
Engineered and Mixed by J. Tom Hnatow
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering

Rebecca Rego: vocals
J. Tom Hnatow: guitars, bass, keys
Robby Cosenza: drums, percussion

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