ANAIS MITCHELL: new album

ANAÏS MITCHELL

RELEASES SELF-TITLED ALBUM TODAY VIA BMG

U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH

Tony®- and Grammy®-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown, Bonny Light Horseman, Big Red Machine) has released her first solo album in over a decade – Anaïs Mitchell via BMG. Order/stream HERE. Due to vinyl production delays, the LP will now be available on March 25th.

Mitchell’s self-titled album was produced by Josh Kaufman and also features core players including Kaufman, Michael Lewis, JT Bates, Thomas Bartlett and Aaron Dessner, with string and flute arrangements provided by Nico Muhly.

Dubbed by NPR as “one of the greatest songwriters of her generation,” the Vermont-based Mitchell is a master of the worlds of narrative folk song, poetry and balladry, and the 10 songs on this record are a perfect showcase of her skills. Mitchell had previously shared tracks “Bright Star,” “Brooklyn Bridge,” and “On Your Way (Felix Song)” off the new album.

Next month, she’ll head out on a headlining US tour, joined by players from the record, as well as her own Bonny Light Horseman bandmates, who will also perform their own set. See all shows below. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bright Star
  3. Revenant 
  4. On Your Way (Felix Song)
  5. Real World
  6. Backroads
  7. Little Big Girl
  8. Now You Know
  9. The Words
  10. Watershed

US Headline Tour

2/4 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre

2/5 – Eau Claire, WI – Pablo Center at the Confluence

2/7 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark

2/8 – Cincinnati, OH – Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall

2/10 – Springfield, OH- Kuss Auditorium

2/11- North Bethesda, MD – The Music Center at Strathmore

2/12 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center

2/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

2/15 – Hanover, NH – Hopkins Center for the Arts

2/16 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall

2/17 – Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium

2/18 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center

2/19 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

2/20 – Kingston, NY – Old Dutch Church

2/23 – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center

2/24 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater

2/26 – Athens, GA – Hugh Hodgson School of Music

2/27 – Auburn, AL – Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

2/28 – Greenville, SC – The Peace Center

4/28 – Evanston, IL – Space

4/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall

5/01 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club

5/04 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

5/05 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

5/07 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

5/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

UK/EU Tour

8/11 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West

8/13 – Rees, GER – Haldern Pop Festival

8/27 – Buckinghamshire, UK – Towersey Festival

8/29 – Cork, IE – St Luke’s

8/30 – Dublin, IE – Pepper Canister Church

8/31 – Liverpool, UK – Philharmonic Music Hall

9/01- Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

9/01-9/04 Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival

9/04 – Birmingham, UK – Moseley Folk Festival

11/3 – Berlin, DE – Lido 

11/4 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo

11/8 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles

11/9 – Brussels, BE – Botanique

11/11 – Manchester, UK – YES

11/12 – Glasgow, UK – St. Luke’s

11/13 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle University Student Union

11/14 – Bristol, UK – Fleece

11/15 – London, UK – KOKO

More about Anaïs Mitchell:

Mitchell is a Tony® and Grammy®-award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown for which she wrote the book, music and lyrics. Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards overall including Best Musical as well as the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

Mitchell was named to TIME’s prestigious TIME100 list in 2020, and her first book, ‘Working on a Song – The Lyrics of Hadestown’ was published by Penguin/Plume in the same year. Her recordings include the original studio album of Hadestown (2010, featuring Justin Vernon and Ani Difranco) and Young Man in America (2012), along with reinterpretations of traditional music including Child Ballads (2013, with Jefferson Hamer) and with Grammy-nominated band Bonny Light Horseman.

She has headlined worldwide and supported tours for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers, and her music has featured in year-end best lists including NPR, Wall Street Journal, MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Observer.

More recently, Mitchell performed on Big Red Machine’s newest album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, and joined the group on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch her perform “Phoenix” and “New Auburn.”

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