She'll go on to embark on a collection of headlining shows down the east coast starting November 29 in Northampton at The Iron Horse. On tour she will perform songs from her recent album Young Man in America. Please see full tour dates below.
Anaïs Mitchell released Young Man In America on her own Wilderland Records in February. American Songwriter declared that the album "slots in so perfectly with the best of Mitchell's work; by seamlessly enmeshing the personal, the political, and the universal," while The Philadelphia Inquirer said Mitchell's "penchant for aural experimentation sets her apart from her many peers."
This summer, Pitchfork named the album one of 2012's Overlooked Records saying Mitchell has "not just a powerful female voice, but one that rises above the general melee." Meanwhile, Bon Iver chose to cover the track Coming Down on Australia's famed Triple J radio program "Like A Version", with Justin Vernon explaining that he "just worships her music."
Young Man followed Hadestown, a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth set in a Depression-era America and featured Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as the voice of Orpheus alongside Ani diFranco and Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem) among others. The album made numerous 'end of year' lists including The Guardian, Observer and The Times. Hadestown has been pressed on vinyl for the first time in conjunction with the upcoming tour and is currently being developed into a theater production.
Anais Mitchell - "Coming Down" video:
"Ms. Mitchell's perspective rises above the narrowly personal; she's not writing confessionals or self-absorbed reveries. In songs suffused with myth, her first-person lyrics speak of archetypal fathers and mothers, sailors and shepherds, gods and goddesses." - The New York Times
"It's hard for me to listen to Anais Mitchell's 'Coming Down' without getting a lump in my throat." - NPR All Songs Considered
"Terrific…Mitchell is a skilled story-teller and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens." - Pitchfork
Anaïs Mitchell 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
September 27 Inn @ Baldwin Creek Bristol, VT
September 28 Rockinghill Farm Bellows Falls, VT
September 29 Pete's Greens Craftsbury, VT
September 30 Intervale Center Community Barn Burlington, VT
November 29 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
November 30 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
December 1 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
December 2 Local 121 Providence, RI
December 3 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
December 5 The Hamilton Washington, DC
December 6 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Photo credit: Jay Sanson
For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:
Anaïs Mitchell Official Website