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Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Self-Titled Album

The vinyl format of the album will now be available on March 25th.

Anaïs Mitchell Releases New Self-Titled Album

Today, Tony®- and Grammy®-award-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown, Bonny Light Horseman, Big Red Machine) has released her first solo album in over a decade - Anaïs Mitchell via BMG. Due to vinyl production delays, the LP will now be available on March 25th. Pre-order the vinyl here.

Mitchell's self-titled album was produced by Josh Kaufman and also features core players including Kaufman, Michael Lewis, JT Bates, Thomas Bartlett and Aaron Dessner, with string and flute arrangements provided by Nico Muhly.

Dubbed by NPR as "one of the greatest songwriters of her generation," the Vermont-based Mitchell is a master of the worlds of narrative folk song, poetry and balladry, and the 10 songs on this record are a perfect showcase of her skills. Mitchell had previously shared tracks "Bright Star," "Brooklyn Bridge," and "On Your Way (Felix Song)" off the new album.

Next month, she'll head out on a headlining US tour, joined by players from the record, as well as her own Bonny Light Horseman bandmates, who will also perform their own set. See all shows below.

Mitchell is a Tony® and Grammy®-award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown for which she wrote the book, music and lyrics. Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards overall including Best Musical as well as the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Mitchell was named to TIME's prestigious TIME100 list in 2020, and her first book, 'Working on a Song - The Lyrics of Hadestown' was published by Penguin/Plume in the same year.

Her recordings include the original studio album of Hadestown (2010, featuring Justin Vernon and Ani Difranco) and Young Man in America (2012), along with reinterpretations of traditional music including Child Ballads (2013, with Jefferson Hamer) and with Grammy-nominated band Bonny Light Horseman. She has headlined worldwide and supported tours for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers, and her music has featured in year-end best lists including NPR, Wall Street Journal, MOJO, Uncut, The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Observer.

Listen to the new album here:

Tour Dates

2/4 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre

2/5 - Eau Claire, WI - Pablo Center at the Confluence

2/7 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark

2/8 - Cincinnati, OH - Longworth-Anderson Series at Memorial Hall

2/10 - Springfield, OH- Kuss Auditorium

2/11- North Bethesda, MD - The Music Center at Strathmore

2/12 - Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre Center

2/14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

2/15 - Hanover, NH - Hopkins Center for the Arts

2/16 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall

2/17 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium

2/18 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center

2/19 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

2/20 - Kingston, NY - Old Dutch Church

2/23 - Roanoke, VA - Jefferson Center

2/24 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater

2/26 - Athens, GA - Hugh Hodgson School of Music

2/27 - Auburn, AL - Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

2/28 - Greenville, SC - The Peace Center

4/28 - Evanston, IL - Space

4/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall

5/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club

5/04 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile

5/05 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

5/07 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel

5/09 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

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