NPR’S TINY DESK CONCERT // December 2012

BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS // Royal Albert Hall

OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “COMING DOWN" // Directed by Jay Sansone

WHY WE BUILD THE WALL // Le Poisson Rouge, New York
with Ani diFranco, Sean Hayes, Tim Gearan, Ben T Matchstick, Sometymes Why, Todd Sickafoose, Michael Chorney and the Hadestown Orchestra



“Ms. Mitchell's songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision... a formidable songwriting talent" THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“One of the greatest songwriters of her generation” NPR

“A national treasure; one of our great modern singer-songwriters” TIME OUT

“The most engaging, and in some ways, most original artist currently working in the field of new American ‘folk ’music” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“A charismatic live performer, and a songwriter of exceptional imagination and perception” THE GUARDIAN

“Terrific….Mitchell is a skilled storyteller..and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” PITCHFORK

"Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades" DAILY TELEGRAPH



Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and the Tony award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown. Dubbed by NPR as 'one of the greatest songwriters of her generation;', Mitchell comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including the original 2010 studio album of Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming’; 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award, and the forthcoming Bonny Light Horseman (as part of the band Bonny Light Horseman). Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. She was the winner of a Folk Alliance 2018 Spirit of Folk Award, and her music has featured in year-end best lists including NPR, Wall Street Journal, MOJO, Uncut, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer..

Mitchell's stage show of Hadestown, which was over a decade in the making, was first produced off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop and in Canada at Edmonton's The Citadel, with record-breaking runs at both. In 2018 the show opened at London's prestigious National Theatre, before transferring to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in April 2019.  The show went on to win 8 Tony Awards, the highest of any show of the season, including Best Musical and Best Score for Mitchell. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling and spellbinding” while Vogue declared that “Hadestown will be your new theater obsession.”  If there’s a common thread in Mitchell’s work – from her earliest acoustic records to the Hadestown show – it’s that she’s as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. She has a way of tackling big themes with the same emotional intimacy most artists use to describe their inner lives. That’s perhaps why the New York Times noted that her songs “address contemporary angst with uncanny vision…. a formidable songwriting talent.” 

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