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Anaïs Mitchell

For the National:

Anaïs Mitchell is a singer-songwriter


For the National: Hadestown is Anaïs Mitchell’s first musical.


Recordings include: Hadestown the original studio album (2010, featuring Justin Vernon and Ani Difranco) and Young Man in America (2012).

Reinterpretations of traditional music include: Child Ballads (2013, with Jefferson Hamer) and Bonny Light Horseman (2019, as Bonny Light Horseman).

She has headlined worldwide and supported tours for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers.


BBC Radio 2 Folk Award

Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award.

Year-end best lists: NPR, Wall Street Journal, MOJO, Uncut, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer.

(Published July 2023)