Anais Mitchell at the me and thee (opener: Tony Award winner, John Gallagher Jr.)
"Mitchell is a skilled storytellerand her delivery gives an 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
Anaïs Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. As a Vermont-based singer-songwriter, Mitchell recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are five full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown-- a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth-- and 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming' and for which she received a BBC Radio Two Folk Award nomination for Best Original Song.
Mitchell has headlined worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown), Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. Her most recent release, Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, is a collection of traditional Celtic and British Isles ballads, and is nominated for two BBC Radio Two Folk Awards including Best Album.
If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work-- from her earliest acoustic records, to the Hadestown opera, to this new chapter-- it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. She has a way of tackling big themes with the same emotional intimacy most artists use to describe their inner lives. "That's why," as one journalist put it, "even in her most intimate moments, she never sounds like a confessional songwriter."
JOHN GALLAGHER JR. (AKA Johnny Gallagher)
John Howard Gallagher, Jr. (born June 17, 1984) is an American actor and musician known for originating the role of Moritz Stiefel in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's rock musical Spring Awakening, which earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also played Johnny in Green Day's Broadway musical, American Idiot, and Lee in the 2011 Broadway production of Jerusalem. He played Jim Harper in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom and starred in the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge (2014). John will be appearing in "A Long Day's Journey into Night" on Broadway in February 2016.
Gallagher has been writing music since his early adolescent years. He frequently performs in live spaces such as Rockwood Music Hall in New York. He has stated on multiple occasions that he is working on putting out a record which should be available in early 2016. He has confirmed that the songs "Wild Wild Woods", "Sarasota Someone" and "Dangerous Strangers" will be on his first album, and that the sound of it is "more rock n roll with a few ballads and acoustics." Johnny played the Philadelphia Folk Festival in August 2015.
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