NPR broadcast a feature on the Child Ballads on their ‘Weekend Edition’ program at the end of April, which helped catapult the album into the Top 20 music chart on Amazon. Featuring interviews with Anais and Jefferson, as well as Martin Carthy, the piece and its transcript can be found here
NPR Weekend Edition on ‘Child Ballads’
PITCHFORK stream Child Ballads track
The new album ‘Child Ballads’ is already gaining critical acclaim pre-release. MOJO magazine gave it 4 stars, Songlines magazine awarded 5 stars, and Uncut magazine gave us a lovely full page review here
Pitchfork are also streaming an exclusive up-front stream here. of ‘Willie of Winsbury’, the opening track of the album.
Young Man in America on Best of 2012 lists
New album, Child Ballads, out early 2013
We’re excited to officially announce the forthcoming release of Anais’ new album, Child Ballads, which she recorded with friend and collaborator Jefferson Hamer. It’s a collection of traditional songs from the British Isles, named after their collector, Francis James Child. Anais and Jefferson recorded the album in early 2012 with legendary Nashville producer Gary Paczosa. Their versions have been carefully re-imagined to reflect an American sensibility as well as a deep respect for the tradition. The beautiful artwork has been created by Peter Nevins, who also made the Hadestown illustrations.
Willie of Winsbury (Child 100)
Willie’s Lady (Child 6)
Sir Patrick Spens (Child 58)
Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child 1)
Clyde Waters (Child 216)
Geordie (Child 209)
Tam Line (Child 39)
The album is released in the UK and Europe on February 11th 2013 and in the US and Canada on March 19th 2013.
UK tour announced for Ballads record
Just announced: UK tour dates for February / March around the release of the ‘Child Ballads’ album with Jefferson Hamer.
Anais and Jefferson will play in London, Nottingham, Bristol, Sheffield, Colwyn Bay, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Bury. The tour comes on the back of their performance at Celtic Connections in January.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nomination
We’re thrilled and honoured that “Tailor” is nominated for Best Original Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which take place in Glasgow in January.
Young Man in America – Last Hurrah tour
Anais and the Young Man band take to the road again at the end of November for the final Young Man in America tour. Starting November 29th in Northampton, Massachusetts, the tour continues through Portland, Boston, Providence, New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. Ticket links and info on the Tour page.
Anais on the cover of UK’s FRoots magazine
The new issue of the UK’s FRoots magazine features Anais talking about Young Man in America, her forthcoming Ballads record and more
Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Richard Thompson opening shows announced
We’re delighted to announce that in addition to solo shows opening for Richard Thompson in the UK and Josh Ritter in Colorado, Anais and the Young Man band will be opening for Bon Iver’s east coast tour of the US in September. Dates include Providence, Boston, Columbia, Philadelphia, Cooperstown and two already sold out dates at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The Independent on Sunday features Anais
The UK’s Independent on Sunday featured Anais in their issue of May 27th 2012.
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