Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's new collaborative album is titled Child Ballads. Jay Sansone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hundreds Of Years Old, These Songs Tour Like New
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Anais Mitchell has a penchant for storied poetry and a deep reverence for the expressiveness of folk music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anaïs Mitchell On World Cafe
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The Virginia-based singer-songwriter performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Anais Mitchell On Mountain Stage
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Anais Mitchell's folk opera Hadestown enlists the services of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon as Orpheus. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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If It's True
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The desolate journey of Orpheus is now a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. Emma Gluckman hide caption

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Orpheus As Folk Opera In 'Hadestown'
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