“Currently a well-kept secret, 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 who 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 2010’s sensationally reviewed Hadestown; 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as “an epic tale of American becoming”; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide, as well as supported tours for Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco, The Low Anthem, Josh Ritter, and Punch Brothers.