A little bit gentle… a little bit runnin’ wild…
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Child Ballads
There’s something magical in albums like Child Ballads: where two people seem destined to play together and specifically play these songs together. Here Mitchell and Hamer take on a set of old English folk songs, long stories told through the harmony of their voices and acoustic guitars. Simple, beautiful, perfect.
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Jenny O.: Automechanic
Conferrin’ with the flowers…
Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America
I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed this album when it came out earlier this year until I saw Mitchell perform live a couple weeks back. Her sound is a mix of Ani Difranco, Neko Case and Lucinda Williams, equal parts sweet and dark. Her songs follow in the mold, sometimes haunting, oftentimes producing chills, this is a good album to have at the ready as dark winter nights beckon. One of the best Americana/folk albums of 2012.
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Here We Go Magic: A Different Ship