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Anais Mitchell

Naked Soul

Friday, December 23, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Mitchell recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own label, Wilderland, 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.

Mitchell has headlined worldwide as well as supported 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.

If there’s a common thread in Mitchell’s work, it’s her interest in the world around her and inside her. She tackles big themes with the same emotional intimacy most artists use to describe their inner lives.

About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings. Learn More

Presented with Music Without Borders.

Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation.

Naked Soul is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Yamaha is the official piano of the Rubin Museum of Art.

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