New Bedford Summerfest
July 4, 2010
|Born||March 26, 1981|
|Origin||Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.|
|Genres||Folk, Indie folk|
|Labels||Righteous Babe Records|
|Associated acts||Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco|
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Early life [change]
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. 
Her album, Hymns for the Exiled, was released on Chicago's Waterbug Records label in 2004. This recording caused her to be noticed by singer/songwriter, Ani DiFranco. DiFranco signed Mitchell to the Righteous Babe Records label.
Mitchell released an album called Young Man in America, on her Wilderland Records label in 2012.
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".
- The Song They Sang... When Rome Fell (2002)
- Hymns for the Exiled (2004) Waterbug Records
- The Brightness (2007) Righteous Babe Records
- Country E.P. (2008) Righteous Babe Records (with Rachel Ries)
- Hadestown (2010) Righteous Babe Records (with Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller)
- Young Man in America (2012)
- Anais Mitchell Bio, Last.FM
- Official Website
- Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
- "Ellen Jewell, Uncle Earl highlight Folk Alliance award nominees" News You Should Note posted February 4, 2008 No Depression.
- (Feb 2012) American Original More From This Weeks Qa With Anais Mitchell.
- "Family politics, love, and music infuse the stunning Hymns for the Exiled. Vermont-based singer-songwriter details her new album." by Anand Nayak Songcraft: Anais Mitchell Acoustic Guitar April 2005, No. 148.
- http://www.nodepression.net/ No Depression
Other webpages [change]
- Official website
- Boston Globe music review
- Sing Out! sound recording review of The Brightness by Rich Warren June 22, 2007.
- State of Mind Our Lady of the Underground: A Conversation with Anais Mitchell by Matt Bushlow March 2010.
- nthWORD Magazine Interview by Ryan O'Connor June 7, 2010
- NPR Music Review