Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads
Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Times: 7PM & 10PM
Venue: Club Passim
47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138Contact:
Passim Non-profit Arts Organisation
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Picture this American scene: two friends rolling down I-40 somewhere outside
Nashville, singing out the open window. The backseat is a jumble of guitars, boots,
takeaway plates from a roadside BBQ, and paperback books. But the song? The song
goes like this: "As I walked out over London Bridge, on a misty morning early..."
And the books? A five-volume set of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads--the
Child Ballads (For the uninitiated, these aren't kids' songs--they're a nineteenth
century anthology named after their collector, Sir Francis James Child).
The friends are Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, two songwriters who coarranged
a selection of epic old folk songs from across the Atlantic for their current
release Child Ballads.