Anais Mitchell on Tiny Desk Concert

Guest Post By: Brendan Muruch favorite Anaïs Mitchell was featured in a recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The stripped down performance makes her poetry even more poignant. Featured in this performance are the songs "Shepherd," "Tailor" and the title track from her album, Young Man in America (Muruch's #1 of 2012). You can see the... Continue Reading →

Anais Mitchell: Live at Mountain Stage, 3/4/12

This week's Mountain Stage concert featured Anaïs Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies, Paul Kelly, and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. The radiant Anaïs Mitchell stole the show for me. This was the third Mountain Stage appearance by Anaïs that I've attended, so she's tied with Amy Correia as the artist I've seen perform the most times... Continue Reading →

Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America

To say Anaïs Mitchell's fourth album, Young Man in America, was my most anticipated release of the new year would be a chasmic understatement. Listening to this worthy followup to 2010's spectacular "folk opera" Hadestown, I kept thinking Anaïs Mitchell is like a modern day Woody Guthrie or Bob Dylan. Her epic lyrical narratives echo... Continue Reading →

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