Anais will open for the Punch Brothers in December 2015 with dates in Charlottesville, VA (16th), Durham, NC (17th), and Knoxville, TN (18th, 19th)
DECEMBER TOUR WITH THE PUNCH BROTHERS
ANAIS ON TOUR WITH PATTY GRIFFIN AND SARA WATKINS
Anais will be joining Patty Griffin and Sara Watkins on the 7 week long ‘Use Your Voice’ tour in partnership with the League of Women Voters in early 2016. The tour kicks off on February 12th in Florida and continues through to April, taking in 38 cities along the way.
A respected leader in the voter engagement field for 95 years, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states and nearly 800 communities. League volunteers conduct nonpartisan voter registration, education and mobilization year-round, every year with the goal of empowering millions of voters to participate and ensure they have fair and equal access to the vote. Visit the League’s award-winning voting website, www.VOTE411.org, to find out about upcoming elections in your community.
‘Hadestown’ theatre show to launch Off-Broadway
so thrilled that the new, expanded, staged version of HADESTOWN will be part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 15/16 season! developed & directed by rachel chavkin (of TEAM & great comet fame)! can’t wait to share it with you. Thx to this venerable badass off-broadway theater for making a home for us!
making HADESTOWN has been a long journey (spanning almost 10 years at this point!) and it wouldn’t exist without arranger/orchestrator michael chorney, album producer todd sickafoose, original director and co-creator ben t. matchstick, the cast of the early shows in VT and several workshop versions since, righteous babe records, guest singers everywhere, dale franzen, mara isaacs & the broad stage, and ALL OF YOU who have supported this project in every way since the early days. THANK YOU
‘xoa’ is released to critical acclaim
‘xoa’ is out now and has been receiving wonderful reviews. National newspapers in the UK including The Financial Times, Telegraph and Independent on Sunday all awarded the album 4 stars. The Boston Globe interviewed Anais about the making of the album, which you can read here
xoa Available for Pre-Order
xoa is out on 6th October (30th September in North America)! It’s on limited release but you can order it from the following retailers:
On the Anais Mitchell web-store (shipping out of the US)
On Amazon (shipping out of the UK)
On iTunes US
On iTunes UK
And on all the usual digital platforms too.
New Album and Tour
i’m excited to announce a big new solo tour to go along with a rare solo recording i made with the wonderful gary paczosa (who produced child ballads)!
the record (called “xoa”) will be in limited release this fall ~ i made it mainly for YOU beautiful people in response to requests from y’all over the years ~ it’s got a few new & previously unrecorded songs, a few from hadestown that were sung by other artists on the record, and a few from my back catalogue!
me and my family are hitting the road for most of the fall and playing shows all over the states, UK & Ireland, and a few on the continent. some of the dates are being announced here now and there will be more to come! LOVE AND THANKS. XOA
Child Ballads wins BBC Folk Award
We’re absolutely delighted to have won the award for Best Traditional Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. It was a very special night and we’re grateful for the generous recognition for the album. Anais and Jefferson performed at the awards, which was broadcast live from London’s Royal Albert Hall. You can see the performance here.
Child Ballads nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
We’re honoured that Child Ballads is nominated in two categories for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Album and Best Traditional Song. The winners will be announced on February 19th at a ceremony broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Child Ballads nominated for fRoots magazine’s Album of the Year
Delighted that Child Ballads is nominated for fRoots magazine’s Album of the Year award. The winner will be announced on BBC Radio 3 on December 6th.
Anais featured in Caffe Lena book
Anais is featured in a new book and CD box set about the historic Caffe Lena. It’s a beautiful collection, 11 years in the making, documenting the history and impact of America’s oldest continuously running folk music coffee house. Other featured artists include Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and Ani DiFranco with a foreward by Tim Robbins. Check out www.caffelenahistory.org for more info.