“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 Child Ballads, Young Man in America, and Hadestown, the latter of which she expanded - with the help of director Rachel Chavkin - into a theatre show. Hadestown debuted off-Broadway in 2016 at New York Theatre Workshop, winning a Richard Rodgers Production Award, as well as multiple Outstanding Musical nominations. The show subsequently opened in Canada, with further productions to be announced. If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. As the New York Times wrote, “Ms Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision….a formidable songwriting talent”.