Saturday, December 31, 2011

Anais Mitchell Debuts Her New Band

Anais Mitchell
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Stowe VT
December 30, 2011
by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Anais Mitchell has done it again!
Fresh from touring to promote her critically acclaimed folk opera Hadestown Mitchell performed before an intimate audience at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Friday night December 30, 2011. Originally billed as a solo show, Mitchell announced that she was debuting her "new" band that will be with her to support the February 28, 2012 release of her CD entitled "Young Man in America." This new band includes her husband Noah Hahn and friends Rachel Ries and Ben Davis.
Noah Hahn
Rachel Ries
Mitchell said they had been rehearsing the last few days at her parent's family farm and are very excited about the CD release. Although not on her tour schedule yet, Mitchell said there would be a CD release party at Higher Ground Burlington VT in late February. 

The band played for 75 minutes, with Mitchell apologizing "we only know so many songs" (so far), and closed the night with their rendition of "Auld Lang Syne." She chose this song she said in preparation for First Night; Mitchell will be performing First Nights in Burlington and St. Johnsbury VT (info below).

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Setlist included "O My Star!", "Everyday a Dying Day", "1984" and "Why We Build the Wall"












More Tour Dates for Anais:
First Night Performances:

Saturday, 12/31, 5:00pm
First Congregational Church
38 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
more info: anais will be performing a solo set at first night burlington!
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Saturday, 12/31, 9:00pm & 11:00pm
St. Johnsbury Academy - Fuller Hall
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
more info: anais will be performing a solo set at first night st. johnsbury!
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