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July 4, 2010
|Born||March 26, 1981|
|Origin||Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.|
|Genres||Folk, Indie folk|
|Labels||Righteous Babe Records|
|Associated acts||Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco|
Anaïs Mitchell is the daughter of a novelist and a college professor. She started writing and performing songs at the age of seventeen. As a child, she grew up on a farm in Addison County, Vermont. She also traveled to the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. She later studied at Middlebury College.
In 2002, Mitchell recorded her first album The Song They Sang When Rome Fell.
In 2003 Mitchell won the "New Folk" award at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Her album, Hymns for the Exiled, was released on Chicago's Waterbug Records label in 2004. This recording caused her to be noticed by singer/songwriter, Ani DiFranco. DiFranco signed Mitchell to the Righteous Babe Records label.
Mitchell released an album called Young Man in America, on her Wilderland Records label in 2012.
A review in No Depression magazine said that Mitchell is "girlishly sprite and brimming with innocence" and says that she "brings to mind the hippie-throwback charm of Victoria Williams and "80s pop star Cyndi Lauper".
- The Song They Sang... When Rome Fell (2002)
- Hymns for the Exiled (2004) Waterbug Records
- The Brightness (2007) Righteous Babe Records
- Country E.P. (2008) Righteous Babe Records (with Rachel Ries)
- Hadestown (2010) Righteous Babe Records (with Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller)
- Young Man in America (2012)
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