Anaïs Mitchell

Born 26 March 1981.
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Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer speak to Mark Radcliffe

American duo Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer catch up with Mark Radcliffe.

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Anaïs Mitchell (born March 26, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Mitchell has released five albums, including Hadestown (2010) and Young Man in America (2012). She has been described as the "queen of modern folk music."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Child Ballads

    Child Ballads 2013

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    A beautiful updating of traditional British folk music.
  2. Review of Young Man in America

    Young Man in America 2012

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    A marvel of a record from start to finish.
  3. Review of Hadestown

    Hadestown 2010

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    This folk opera, while not without fault, is by and large a success.
  4. Review of Hymns For The Exiled

    Hymns For The Exiled 2008

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    If she'd been any more mainstream or, say, a country artist, Hymns For The Exiled...
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