Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer “Child Ballads” out early 2013


We’re excited to officially announce the forthcoming release of Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer’s new album, Child Ballads. It’s a collection of traditional songs from the British Isles, named after their collector, Francis James Child. Anais and Jefferson recorded the album in early 2012 with legendary Nashville producer Gary Paczosa. Their versions have been carefully re-imagined to reflect an American sensibility as well as a deep respect for the tradition. The beautiful artwork has been created by Peter Nevins, who also created the illustrations for Anais’ acclaimed album Hadestown.

Willie of Winsbury (Child 100)
Willie’s Lady (Child 6)
Sir Patrick Spens (Child 58)
Riddles Wisely Expounded (Child 1)
Clyde Waters (Child 216)
Geordie (Child 209)
Tam Line (Child 39)

The album is released in the UK and Europe on February 11th 2013 and in the US and Canada on March 19th 2013.

1 thought on “Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer “Child Ballads” out early 2013”

  1. Hi there. I’d like to teach my children to play and sing these songs (vocals, piano, guitar, viola, etc.) Any suggestions on where I can get sheet music for your album? I’m willing to pay, of course. Thank you very much. Great album, btw! 🙂

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