Sunday, February 21, 2010

Anais Mitchell in Storyhill Fest Room

I have been in the Storyhill Fest Room since 11:15 pm, when Red House president Eric Peltoniemi played a set of his beautiful songs, including a brilliant country tune called "Mama Ain't Right." Then came Ray Bonneville, Storyhill and Carrie Elkin, who played some great new songs.

Now I am listening to Anais Mitchell with Jefferson Hamer joining her on electric guitar and lovely high harmonies...

- Cosmic American
- We Build the Wall (from her new folk opera Hadestown, featuring an all-star cast that includes Ani Difranco, Bon Iver and Greg Brown)
- O My Star
- Dying Day
- Out of Pawn
- He Did

1 comment:

Matt Winters said...

Is "We Build the Wall" an answer song to Tom Russell's "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"

We need more answer songs in folk music -- in the vein of "The Wild Side of Life" and "Honky Tonk Angels"!