Anais Mitchell

  • Anais Mitchell

Hailing from rural Vermont, Anais Mitchell began writing songs at the age of seventeen. When her album 'Hymns for the Exiled' reached the ears of Ani diFranco, it wasn't long before diFranco had signed her up to her label, Righteous Babe Records.

Her second record, 'The Brightness', was released in early 2007, drawing praise and comparisons to some of the great folk songwriters of recent times. Nominated the following year as Contemporary Artist at the Folk Alliance Awards, Mitchell went on to tour with Bon Iver and Ani diFranco, playing her stirring and intense songs across the US and Europe.

In 2010 her folk opera 'Hadestown' was released, featuring performances by Ani diFranco, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Greg Brown and Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem). This was followed by the release of 'Young Man in America' on her own label, Wilderland Records, in 2012, which was met with even more critical acclaim, and a place on Best of 2012 lists including The Independent on Sunday, NPR, Mojo, Uncut and the Wall Street Journal. Tours with Bon Iver, Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Billy Bragg and the Punch Brothers followed, as well as a sold out UK tour and over fifty headlining dates across America. In 2013, Mitchell releases the album 'Child Ballads', a duo project with her friend and collaborater Jefferson Hamer.


"Terrific….Mitchell is a skilled storyteller..and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” PITCHFORK

“Nothing short of incredible” 9/10 NME

“A true American original” 4* Q

“The most engaging, and in some ways, most original artist currently working in the field of new American ‘folk’ music” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

"Fearlessly Dylan, Cohen and Welch, Mitchell weaves her stories into an effortlessly beautiful and cohesive tapestry with the skill of an artisan's carpenter, showing no seams."



The Brightness

Righteous Babe (2004)

Hymns For The Exiled

Righteous Babe (2004)

Country EP

Righteous Babe (2008)


Righteous Babe (2010)

Young Man in America

Wilderland Records (2012)

Child Ballads

Wilderland Records (2013)