Episode 5 - Anaïs Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter with an ever-growing font of solo and collaborative projects. Her best-known triumph: Hadestown, an avant-garde "folk opera" that underwent a 12-year transformation into a Tony-winning, widely acclaimed Broadway musical. On January 24, just days before Mitchell finds out if she can add a Grammy to her mantle, Mitchell releases her first album with Bonny Light Horseman - a group of indie-folk heroes reinterpreting timeless traditional songs. ASCAP’s Sarah Finegold spoke with Anaïs at ASCAP HQ about living in the world of Hadestown, songwriting craft, tattoos and more. Then Bryan Calhoun, author of Music Business Toolbox, shares some valuable advice for music creators for 2020.