Ani DiFranco on Prince, ‘one of the most vivid people’ she’s ever met

Former Prince collaborator, singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco reflects on the “stunningly musical” late artist.

DiFranco and Prince worked with each other on many projects over the years, but she says their friendship and partnership began long before they met face to face.

“We had been talking about each other before we talked to each other,” she tells Shad.

She looks back on fond memories of jam sessions at Paisley Park, and a man who was musical at his very core.

“He bounced from instrument to instrument and each one of them he spoke with. It wasn’t like he could just play a beat, it was like he could play drums,” remembers DiFranco.

Listen to the interview on CBC’s Q here