Hadestown by Anais Mitchell (WOW!!!!!!)

Well, I'm no good at reviews, as you might know if you had read my previous ones. That however will not stop me from trying to share TOTALLY AWSOME music!

I think that "totally awesome" is exactly what we have on our hands with Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. It is a Folk Opera that has apparently been in process for a long time, and is recorded in collaboration with a great group of artists. To name a few, Greg Brown, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Ben Knox Miller (Low Anthem) and Ani DiFranco.

I really love all of these songs!
Way Down Hadestown - is a perfect use of a folk standard.
Wait for Me - Is beautiful, spooky and dark.
Why We Build the Wall - is written in an ask-and-answer format that sucks you in and sends the listener's thoughts way beyond the plot of the story.
Epic (1 and 2) - are beautiful narrations.
Lover's Desire - is on my list for most beautiful melodies!

Listen to this album-story-commentary and enjoy!


  1. So why did you miss the concert last night?

  2. Because I was shooting a wedding and then had to shoot my friend's show. Do I know you? How was it? Really wanted to go.

  3. Hey Ev, Thanks for the recommendation. Just bought the album on itunes :)

    Have you listened to/seen Emilia Dahlin? She's a local singer/songwriter. You should check out her music.