Sunday 13th November 2016
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £14 + booking fee / £18
*** SOLD OUT***
There may be returns on the night but this is not guaranteed
Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell comes to Brighton to play an intimate show at the Latest Music Bar.
Coming from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry, Anaïs was signed to Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records before creating her own label, Wilderland whereby she recorded six full-length albums, including 2010’s sensationally-reviewed Hadestown and 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as, ‘an epic tale of American becoming‘. A collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, 2013’s Child Ballads followed, which won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.
Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide and supported Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guests singers on Hadestown), as well as Josh Ritter and the Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it, “Inventive, beguiling and spellbinding,” while Vogue claimed that Hadestown would be the latest obsession for all theatregoers. The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances.
“Mitchell is a skilled storyteller…and her delivery gives and emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens” – Pitchfork
“Currently a well-kept secret, Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades” – Daily Telegraph
Support from Jarlath Henderson
BBC Young Folk Musician award winner Jarlath Henderson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and doctor.
His debut solo album, ‘Hearts Broken, Heads Turned’, is due for release in early 2016. This highly anticipated album is an assemblage of traditional folk songs from across the UK and Ireland, collected by Jarlath throughout his musical life, and presented as they’ve never been heard before.
“A stupendous young musician.” – MOJO