Anais Mitchell, Songlines Awards Nominations
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.