Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads W/ Special Guests Robert Sarazin Blake (4/16) & Eamon O'Leary (4/17)
Picture this American scene: two friends rolling down I-40 somewhere outside Nashville, singing out the open window. The backseat is a jumble of guitars, boots, takeaway plates from a roadside BBQ, and paperback books. But the song? The song goes like this: "As I walked out over London Bridge, on a misty morning early..." And the books? A five-volume set of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads-the Child Ballads (For the uninitiated, these aren't kids' songs-they're a nineteenth century anthology… Show more
Heavily influenced by the confessional alternative folk stylings of Ani DiFranco, Anaïs Mitchell began writing songs when she was 17. Born in Vermont, she attended Middlebury College and traveled throughout the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe studying global politics before alighting in Austin, TX, in the early 2000s....
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