Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer with Mike & Ruthy

Wednesday, May 15

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer perform “Child Ballads” in the 9th Ward
with Mike & Ruthy

Tickets: $15 advance / $18 day of show at, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000

7pm doors, 8pm show

Dan Smalls Presents Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, two songwriters who co-arranged a selection of epic old folk songs from across the Atlantic, “Child Ballads”.

One of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos, Mike & Ruthy open the show.

“Child Ballads” aren’t kids’ songs – they’re a nineteenth century anthology named after their collector, Sir Francis James Child. The Child Ballads enjoyed a brief renaissance in the states in the early sixties when artists like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed and recorded them, and more recently with indie bands like the Decemberists and Fleet Foxes.

Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer spent several years collaborating on their arrangements and recordings of the traditional songs, creating an album with minimal production, two-guitar arrangements and the kind of close harmonies that call to mind Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris or an acoustic Fleetwood Mac.

For Mitchell “Child Ballads” comes on the heels of 2010’s Hadestown and 2012’s Young Man in America releases. Hamer began his career with the Colorado roots rock band Great American Taxi, but moved to New York in 2008 to pursue songwriting and a passion for Irish traditional music.

Catch them together live in the 9th Ward for a beautiful night of music.

Tickets; $15 advance / $18 day of show  at, the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) and Rust Belt Books.

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Date(s) - 05/15/2013
8:00 pm

341 Delaware Avenue
New York
United States