Anais Mitchell

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Anaïs Mitchell

New Bedford Summerfest
July 4, 2010
Background information
Born March 26, 1981 (1981-03-26) (age 33)
Origin Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.
Genres Folk, Indie folk
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Righteous Babe Records
Associated acts Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco
Website Official Website

Anaïs Mitchell (how to say: /ɑːneɪˈs/; born March 26, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Early life[change | edit source]

Anaïs Mitchell is the daughter of a novelist and a college professor. She started writing and performing songs at the age of seventeen. As a child, she grew up on a farm in Addison County, Vermont. She also traveled to the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. She later studied at Middlebury College.[1] [2]

Career[change | edit source]

In 2002, Mitchell recorded her debut album The Song They Sang When Rome Fell.

In 2003 Mitchell won the "New Folk" award at the Kerrville Folk Festival.[1][3]

Her album, Hymns for the Exiled, was released on Chicago's Waterbug Records label in 2004.[1] This recording caused her to be noticed by singer/songwriter, Ani DiFranco. DiFranco signed Mitchell to the Righteous Babe Records label.[2]

In 2008 Mitchell was nominated in the Contemporary Artist category of the third annual Folk Alliance awards show broadcast.[4] In September that same year Righteous Babe Records released country e.p.


Mitchell released an album called Young Man in America, on her Wilderland Records label in 2012.[5]

Reception[change | edit source]

Mitchell has gotten good reviews on her musical style and performance. An article in Acoustic Guitar magazine compares her to Dylan, Cohen, and Welch.[6]

A review in No Depression magazine said that Mitchell is "girlishly sprite and brimming with innocence" and says that she "brings to mind the hippie-throwback charm of Victoria Williams and "80s pop star Cyndi Lauper".[7]

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