Anaïs Mitchell has had much more recognition in recent years after the musical, Hadestown, which she wrote, won 8 Tony awards. She appeared on our first year end list in 2013, with this seductive version of the ancient folk song ‘Tam Lin’. Jefferson Harmer sings a lovely harmony and provides a thoughtful guitar accompaniment. Anaïs Mitchell also appeared on the list in 2017 with ‘Why We Build the Wall’ from Hadestown as performed on the NPR show ‘Live from Here’.

Soon we’ll be preparing our year end list of acoustic and folk sessions for 2021. In anticipation, we look back at some past years’ selections.