8.00pm On Stage
Anais Mitchell plays a very special solo acoustic show in the intimate reading room of The Westminster Reference Library, where she will be previewing songs from, and discussing the making of, her brand new album 'Young Man In America'.
'Young Man In America' is the follow-up to her critically beloved folk opera 'Hadestown', which received sensational reviews and landed Mitchell on numerous ‘Best of 2010’ lists in both the national and international press.
Switching gears, Mitchell returns here to a more traditional solo record, but those familiar with Hadestown will hear its overtones in Young Man. It’s an epic, sprawling tale with characters leaping from the verses as they would from the pages of a novel. As a songwriter, Mitchell takes on the voices of different characters, men as well as women. Sometimes these voices speak in ornate, old-fashioned tongues - the language of British Isles balladry and the Old Testament.
Please note, there is limited, unreserved seating available on a first come, first served basis.