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Hymns for the Exiled

Anaïs Mitchell

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Brilliant!

Excellent debut from an artist who has the full kit of talents: words, music, voice and guitar. Grabs you and keeps you from the first bar. fyi, though, iTunes has swapped tracks 8 & 9.

An addictive album with poignant lyrics and thoughtful songs

I fell in love with this album and with Anais after listening to this album a few times. She writes and sings beautifully, and before you know it, you're wishing you could hear "Before the Eyes of Storytelling Girls" or other numbers again and again. She draws scenes and stories with her words and accents them with her unique and addictive voice. Her songs have a different cadence and meter to them that keeps you guessing and always delights. This album ended up on repeat for days for me and I often revisit it when the mood is right. Highly recommended!

a RARE artist

Put her in the lyrical realms of Dylan, Cohen, Lennon because like all rare folk artists, her words can make the hairs on your spine and head stand up. Her voice, a sometimes delicate, sometimes deeply feminie, and sometimes haunting, mixed with her words pave the way for this incredibly deep and up and coming folk artist.

Biography

Born: Vermont

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Heavily influenced by the confessional alternative folk stylings of Ani DiFranco, Anaïs Mitchell began writing songs when she was 17. Born in Vermont, she attended Middlebury College and traveled throughout the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe studying global politics before alighting in Austin, TX, in the early 2000s. She released her first album, The Song They Sang When Rome Fell, in 2002. Mitchell performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival the following year, where she was awarded with the...
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