This September Eurydice and Orpheus are reunited! What we mean is Anais Mitchell is opening a string of shows for Bon Iver. So the stars have aligned just right to finally release the folk-opera masterpiece Hadestown on vinyl, and fulfill the request that many of you have sent to our info box. Complete with six art prints of the characters and an mp3 download card, now you can own the...
The accolades for Anais Mitchell’s folk-opera Hadestown keep rolling in! Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Packaging (thanks to Brian Grunert, Peter Nevins and Anais), we’re also seeing it pop up on a lot of best of 2010 lists – here’s a few highlights: Popmatters Best Fantastical Music of 2010, #41 on Paste Magazine's Best 50 Albums of 2010, #9 on The Dumbing of America's Top Ten of 2010,...
Attention residents of California; How do you get to Hadestown? Get to Santa Monica Dec 10, Santa Barbara Dec 11 or San Francisco Dec 12 for three very special performances of the music of Hadestown. Anais Mitchell will be joined by special guests Sean Hayes, Thao Nguyen, the Michael Chorney Hadestown Orchestra and more to recreate the songs from her critically acclaimed album. Get more details and secure your pass...
Every day NPR picks a song to share with it’s listeners, and today we
are happy to report the good folks at NPR has chosen “If It’s True” from
Anais Mitchell’s new album Hadestown. This track features Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) singing the part of Orpheus. Take a listen here: npr.org
Tomorrow tune into NPR's Weekend Edition for an interview with Anais Mitchell. Anais has been hard at work on Hadestown, a folk-opera based on a modern interpretation of the Orpheus myth featuring some of the best voices in indie music today. Hitting shelves on March 9, this incredible album features Anais as Eurydice, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Orpheus, Ani DiFranco as Persephone, Greg Brown as Hades, Ben Knox Miller...
If you’re a fan of Righteous Babe artists and are hungry for some live performances, get ready to gorge yourself on a triple-decker club sandwich of goodness, courtesy of Amsterdam’s Fab Channel. Monday, October 27’s triple bill of Ani, Hamell On Trial and Anais Mitchell will be streaming live from Amsterdam’s Paradiso stage on the channel’s website: Click here to watch Anais Mitchell (around 2:40pm EST): www.fabchannel.com/en/aniais_mitchell_concert/2008-10-27/ Click here to...
If you ever want to make somebody your super-BFF times infinity, touring across the U.S. together is a good way to go about it. That’s what happened to like-minded singer/songwriters Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Ries, who would often perform on stage together during their joint tour, adding harmonies and instrumental accents to each other’s tunes. So it comes as little surprise that country e.p., a five-song collection of Mitchell/Ries...
Anaïs Mitchell is one busy woman; touring in support of The Brightness, putting the finishing touches on an upcoming country EP with Rachel Reis, she even performs in an '80’s cover band called Sputnik. Somehow she has still found time to put together another run of her acclaimed folk opera Hadestown (to get a sneak peek listen to “Hades & Persephone” on The Brightness). Based on the Greek myth of...
As a part
of her fall tour singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell will be making a stop
to perform at West Virginia Public Radio’s Mountain Stage at the
Cultural Center Theater in Charleston, WV. The live performance will be
recorded for broadcast later this fall. For more information regarding
the evening’s show, click here. For a complete list of Anaïs’ fall tour dates, click here.
Summer has finally arrived! Ani, bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Allison Miller are warming up for the “Handful of Dates” tour that kicks off July 11 in San Diego. As a bonus to your summer concert experience, Righteous Babe Anaïs Mitchell joins the tour (fresh from a wildly successful European tour) as a special guest in San Diego, San Francisco (7/14), and Santa Cruz (7/18). Melissa Ferrick and Anaïs will...
Break out the bourbon. Anaïs Mitchell is packing her bags for Kentucky to perform on Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour on Monday, May 14. The WoodSongs organization introduces audiences to new folk and bluegrass music across the country. As the show gets closer, lucky folks in the Lexington area will be able to purchase tickets to the performance on the WoodSongs website. The rest of us can catch...
WFUV 90.7 in New York City features Anaïs Mitchell in an upcoming edition of City Folk Sunday Breakfast hosted by John Platt. Airing Sunday morning, April 8 from 8 – 11am, you’ll wake up to live acoustic performances and an interview from the newest Righteous Babe while you sip your coffee. For non-city dwellers, you can tune in online here. If you just can’t wait to catch the sweet sounds...
The newest Righteous Babe, Anaïs Mitchell, is packing her bags (and her guitar) for Austin, TX to wow the party-goers* at SXSW. Anaïs joins Anna Egge, Stars of Track and Field, The Winterpills, Sean Hayes and Takka Takka at Momo’s (618 W 6th St.), on Thursday, March 15 at 8pm during the Utne Reader Showcase. Folks without a SXSW badge can still enjoy Anaïs during in-store performances on Thursday, March...
Anaïs Mitchell, is being interviewed on WNCS, The Point
at 3pm today, February 13! Don’t miss a chance to get to know the
newest Righteous Babe from the comfort of your computer as they chat
about her new album, The Brightness, arriving at your favorite record store today!
Anaïs Mitchell's next CD, The Brightness, will be coming out on Righteous Babe Records in early 2007! A bright, young singer/songwriter from Vermont, she has been captivating audiences at clubs, festivals and house concerts for the last few years, slowly making a name for herself. She even received the prestigious New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2003. The Burlington Free Press broke the news to the northern...