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 | change 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.
Career[change | change source]
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.
Reception[change | change source]
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".
Discography[change | change source]
- 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)
References[change | change source]
- "Anaïs Mitchell music, videos, stats, and photos". Last.fm.
- "Official Website".
- " New Folk Finalist History" Kerrville Folk Festival.
- "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.
- No Depression
Other websites[change | change source]
- 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