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Anais Mitchell, Songlines Awards Nominations

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 16 March 2012

Mary Ann Kennedy with American singer Anais Mitchell in session, and the announcement of the 2012 Songlines Music Awards nominations.

Following on from her successful folk opera Hadestown, Anais Mitchell's new album Young Man in America tells plaintive tales of family, of love and of loss. She popped into the studio with her guitar to play for World on 3, and talk about how she finds inspiration when driving on the interstate highway, and reading the Child Ballads.

Mary Ann Kennedy also announces the 2012 Songlines Music Award nominations, playing tracks from albums voted for by the magazine's readers in the categories Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and Newcomer.

Music Played

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  • Image for Tinariwen

    Tinariwen Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan

    Tassili, V2, VVR 774666

  • Image for she'koyokh klezmer ensemble

    she'koyokh klezmer ensemble Bendi Glendi

    Busker's Ballroom, She'Koyokh, SHEK-003

  • Image for Quantic & Alice Russell

    Quantic & Alice Russell Look Around The Corner

    Look Around The Corner, Tru Thoughts, promo

  • Image for Rodolfo y Su Tipica RA7

    Rodolfo y Su Tipica RA7 Tabaco Y Ron

    Cumbia Cumbia 2, World Circuit, WCD-033

  • Image for Minnie Riperton

    Minnie Riperton Les Fleurs

    Les Fleurs The Minnie Riperton Anthology, EMI, 535-1272

  • Image for Pachanga Fon

    Pachanga Fon Me Ton Le Gbe

    Le Super Borgou de Parakou - The Bariba Sound, Analog Africa, AACD 071

  • Image for Batida

    Batida Tirei o Chapéu (feat. Ikonoklasta)

    Batida, Soundway, promo

  • Image for Dub Colossus

    Dub Colossus Uptown Top Ranking

    Rockers Meet Addis Uptown, Realworld Records, 884108000038

  • Image for Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

    Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile Goat Rodeo

    The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Sony, B005G5NPIS

  • Anais Mitchell - 17/02/12 - Broadcasting House

  • Image for Miss Quincy

    Miss Quincy Going Down

    Like The Devil Does, Copyright Control, MQ 002

  • Image for Breabach

    Breabach Sorry I'm Late

    Bann, Breabach Records, BRE002CD

  • Image for Spiro

    Spiro Rose Engine

    Kaleidophonica, Realworld Records, CDRWDJ188

  • Anais Mitchell - 17/02/12 - Broadcasting House

  • Image for Khyam Allami

    Khyam Allami An Alif / An Apex

    Resonance / Dissonance, Nawa Recordings, NAWA001

  • Image for Fatoumata Diawara

    Fatoumata Diawara Sowa

    Fatou, World Circuit, WLWCD086

  • Image for Dan Gellert

    Dan Gellert Cotton Eyed Joe

    Waitin' on the Break of Day, http://orphonon.utopiandesign.com, n/a

  • Image for Rayna Gellert & Susie Goehring

    Rayna Gellert & Susie Goehring Folding Down the Sheets

    Starch & Iron, Heard Her Squeal, 01

  • Image for Sandy Edmonds

    Sandy Edmonds Benton's Dream

    Fiddler's Dream, n/a, n/a

  • Image for Chico Buarque

    Chico Buarque Apesar De Voce

    Chico - the Definitive Collection 1970-1984, Wrasse Records, WRASS298

  • Image for ???????? ?????????

    ???????? ????????? Afternoon at the tree

    Local Stranger, Wrasse Records, 2794342

  • Image for Ry Cooder

    Ry Cooder No Banker Left Behind

    Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, Nonesuch, PRD 400159

  • Image for Abigail Washburn

    Abigail Washburn Bring Me My Queen

    City Of Refuge, Rounder, CDREF-1


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