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 Peacetalks 
 
 Interview
 Anais Mitchell
 Anonymous  
 For non-profit use only.

Live in studio performance with Anais Mitchell
Singer/songwriter performed in Free Radio Santa Cruz Studios in August 2007

Produced by George Cadman
Edited by Skidmark Bob
(From Wikipedia)
Anaïs (uh-nay-is) Mitchell is an American singer-songwriter from Vermont. She attended Middlebury College. In 2002 Mitchell released The Song They Sang When Rome Fell. In 2003 Mitchell was among the winners of the New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Her second album, Hymns for the Exiled was released on the Waterbug Records label in 2004. On December 8, 2006, folk opera Hadestown debuted, written and produced by Mitchell in collaboration with composer Michael Chorney and director Ben T. Matchstick. Mitchell's third album, The Brightness was released February 13, 2007 by Righteous Babe Records.

From website
http://www.anaismitchell.com/
Listening to this 25-year-old singer/songwriter perform her meticulously written songs, fervently singing them in a distinctive, almost childlike voice, you'™d think it was her life mission to rouse the hearts and minds of her listeners with an acoustic guitar. But Mitchell wasn'™t always committed to the idea. 'I used to tell people I wanted to be a journalist. There is a lonely egotism and self-composure to journalists. Not unlike artists, they'™re always traveling, always writing, loving their loneliness, feeling somehow that they have their finger on the pulse '“ worshipping the truth and trying to render it legible.'

Despite her journalistic leanings, Mitchell started writing songs at age 17 and eventually started performing them live during her school days, which were punctuated by a remarkable amount of traveling. In a short period of time, Anaïs made several trips to the Middle East, and also spent time in Europe and Latin America, studying languages and world politics. This stunning, troubadour-like experience seeped into her music, and she became adept at fusing her passion for literature and journalism in her lyrics.

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00:32:55 English 2007-09-02
 Free Radio Santa Cruz 101fm www.freakradio.org
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