It's been a few years since Vermont-based singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell released her groundbreaking folk opera built off the Orpheus myth, titled Hadestown. Since then, she's been traveling the world bringing productions of the show to audiences far and wide, featuring various local artists, friends, and other talent. Slowly but surely Hadestown has inspired younger artists and drawn attention to the budding singer-songwriter.
Ever since I heard her album The Brightness, I've been a big fan of Anais Mitchell's unassumingly beautiful songwriting. In 2010, I named her folk opera Hadestown (based on the Orpheus myth) one of the best folk albums of that year,... Read Post
Singer/Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, a folk opera set in a post-Apocalyptic Depression-Era, illuminates the Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus through the twangs and harmonies of folk music. If that seems like a disjointed ... Read Post