This is a past event.

Hadestown: Anais Mitchell, Corin Tucker, Nick Jaina, Robert Sarazin Blake, Adam Shearer, Stephanie Schneiderman, Alia Farah, Catherine Odell, Michael Chorney 

When: Wed., March 28, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $16-18
Anaïs Mitchell's sterling new album, Young Man in America, is already one of the year's most striking and rewarding listens, a gorgeously shimmering record of literate, adventurous folk. Mitchell's unconventional voice sounds simultaneously childlike and old as time itself; her songwriting captures both the wintry austerity and lush verdancy of her Vermont upbringing. I don't know how many of her excellent new songs she'll be performing tonight, though, as this show is dedicated to a performance of her folk opera Hadestown—released on record in 2010 with guest singers like Justin Vernon, Greg Brown, and Ani DeFranco. It's a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Mitchell's assembled an all-star crew of Portland musicians for tonight's performance, including Corin Tucker, Nick Jaina, Adam Shearer, and others. I'd be more upset about Mitchell not using this Portland date to air all of those great, new Young Man songs (and who knows? There's always the encore) if this performance of Hadestown didn't sound so completely incredible. This should be a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime show. NED LANNAMANN

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy