The Point presents Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Chandler Center for the Arts - Randolph, VT
Anais Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010’s sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk operabased on the Orpheus myth; 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as ‘an epic tale of American becoming’; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Album. 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, Patty Griffin and Punch Brothers. The stage production of Hadestown opened Off-Broadway in May 2016, and has already received theater awards and affectionate reviews by the New York Times.
Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT. His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, perform and teach traditional forms of song, dance and storytelling; his brother Stefan plays drums with the Sweetback Sisters. Jazz became a new horizon for Amidon, and he began collaborating extensively with Bill Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Chris Vatalaro on drums and electronics. Amidon has released at least 6 albums, and acquired acclaim on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, Mountain Stage, and has appeared with many great performers including: Regina Carter and the Punch Brothers.