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Singer-Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell

With Mike Pesca in for Tom Ashbrook

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell -– her new album: “Young Man in America.”

Anais Mitchell (anaismitchell.com)

Anais Mitchell (anaismitchell.com)

Her voice is sweet her message is potent. singer songwriter Anaïs Mitchel’s new album Young man in America is about a gender and a generation abandoned and exposed. Its raw real and rhythmic.

As on her last album the impressively audacious folk opera Hadestown – Mitchell is working with myths and archetypes, but this time its modern myths and modern man. Anaïs Mitchell is in studio to talk and perform with her backing band.

This hour, On Point: Music that captures a moment.

-Mike Pesca

Guests

Anaïs Mitchell, singer and songwriter. Her latest album is Young Man In America. You can find a list of her tour dates here.

Video: Young Man In America

Check out Mitchell singing the title track from her new album in the On Point studio.

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Guardian “The title track, about a son whose father is “a repo man” and who “arrived like a cannonball”, sets the tone with its mix of frontier archaisms and modern references, while subsequent songs take the part of mothers, lovers, orphans, poets and shepherds.”

Seven Days “Now Mitchell is back with a new project, Young Man in America, released on her new label, Wilderland Records — her previous efforts were all on DiFranco’s Righteous Babe imprint. ”

NPR “The ancient tale of Orpheus searching for his beloved in the underworld has been told many times. The Greek hero with musical superpowers was portrayed by composer Monteverdi in an early-17th-century opera. “

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