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Song name
from the album To The Teeth
Song details
Performer: Ani DiFranco
First Released: 16 November 1999 - To The Teeth album
Album(s): To The Teeth
Writer(s): Ani DiFranco
Producer(s): Ani DiFranco
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Providence is the twelfth track on singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco's tenth solo studio album To The Teeth, and features Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) singing background vocals.

While specific recording dates and location are not known, Prince met Ani DiFranco and Maceo Parker following her concert at the Midway Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 3 July 1999, and invited them back to Paisley Park Studios, where DiFranco added guitar to EyeBlue.png Love U, But EyeBlue.png Don't Trust U Anymore and Parker added saxophone to Prettyman. Ani DiFranco may have recorded Providence prior to this, with Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) adding vocals during the same session or at another time in late Summer - early Autumn, 1999 (his vocals were likely recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, even while the rest of the track may have been recorded elsewhere.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1999 The Dust Bowl, Buffalo, NY, USA, The Congress House, Austin, TX, USA, or Kingsway, New Orleans, LA, USA (uncertain) Basic tracking (no SymbolSmallerBlue.png input)
Late Summer - early Autumn, 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Background vocal recordings by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Recording Personnel
  • Ani DiFranco – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jason Mercer – electric bass, bowed upright bass
  • Julie Wolf – organ, Wurlitzer, melodica, vocals
  • Daren Hahn – drums
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)– background vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Providence 7:18 To The Teeth

Wish I May 'promo'


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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