Anna Mitchell (Irl) and Marie Danielle (USA) will play an intimate show as part of Anna's album release tour in Ireland.
Anna and Marie met while Anna was in Upstate New York recording a live album with Simone Felice and the Felice Brothers in 2015 and have dreamed of playing shows together ever since. This will be a beautiful night of friendship and song.
Please use the side door.
'Anna Mitchell', the album, intertwines fragility and power, it is a record made with confidence, intuition and empathy, assuredly alternating between sparse, atmospheric grooves and slightly gnarled, expansively lovely distorted grungy folk, rock.
The album was recorded independently in Cork, Ireland under the watchful eye of engineer and co producer Brendan Fennessy (O Emperor) along with a band of well known Irish musicians including drummer Davie Ryan (Jack O' Rourke, Notify), Brian Hassett on bass (John Blek & The Rats, Mick Flannery) and Alan Comerford on guitar (O Emperor, Mick Flannery). The initial blustery rock 'n' roll impact only adds to the albums spectrum with the seasoned band capable of swooning and swaying throughout dreamlike soundscapes and hypnotic grooves.
A large chunk of this recording was written while Anna was based in based in Woodstock recording a live album with Simone Felice and The Felice Brothers and you can certainly hear the spirits of upstate New York haunting the album.
The album's tone varies from the back room bar brawl of 'Get Out' to the hypnotic 'Never Learn', taking in the blues rock of 'Dog track' and the epic 'Better Life', demonstrating a confidence in the performer and songwriter. You might also hear echoes of; Pj Harvey, Sharon Van Etten, Portishead, The Posies, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Ray. Angel Olsen , Lucinda Williams, The Felice Brothers, Hurray For The Riff Raff.
“If David Lynch were to reset Blue Velvet in the wilds of West Cork, then Anna Mitchell’s evocative, dark songs of life and love’s painful kiss would sit well on the soundtrack.
★ ★ ★ ★” — The Irish Times
“Anna Mitchell burrows to the marrow on ‘Down to the Bone,’ . The Irish singer-songwriter-keyboardist with the Appalachian soul polishes these dusky jewels with a spacious, searching piano and a voice that’s earthy, ethereal and full of resonant hollows. Guided by an emotional compass, she roams haunted rooms with stained-glass windows” — ‘Wise Lullabies for Brave Adults’ Mauch Chunk (U.S.A.)
“Anna and her boys did not let the audience out from under her spell due to the punchy, rocking / bluesy sound of the ensemble and Anna’s powerful-voluminous vocals, you could otherwise hear the proverbial pin drop - so attentively hung the fans on the lips of the artist. They present their material - at the highest level of craftsmanship - with such Intensity and dedication that makes you as a listener formally part of the song.” — Gaesteliste.de (Germany)
“Anna Mitchell debuts beautifully on her album, her soft singing is like being kissed better” — Blast FM. (U.K)
“fully formed, deeply crafted, a serene songwriting experience produced and performed with pristine precision”— The Last Mixed Tape
Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Harrisburg, PA who now calls the road home after a few years each in NYC and LA. Her dark and clever songwriting connects to audiences with its naked honesty about love, loss and addiction. Within a year of her first live show, Marie was touring throughout the US and Europe. Before her debut record was even released, her song ‘One of My Kind’ was featured on an episode of Showtime’s series ‘Billions.’
Marie had played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admires, Simone Felice. Marie sent her demos to this founding member of the internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based Felice Brothers, whose seminal self-titled album remains one of the most influential works of this century's indie folk revival. Simone and Marie started a cross country collaboration when he recognized the magic of her track ‘Tinseltown’.
Soon after, Marie and her friend Christian Wargo, of the folk band Fleet Foxes, left LA for Woodstock, NY to begin recording with Simone and his production partner David Baron. What started as an EP grew into a full-length record – Hustler, featuring Felice, Wargo and even the original lineup of The Felice Brothers who back Marie up for the first single ‘Soldier’, a travelling song to which they lend their swagger. Hustler, which has been called ‘Intoxicating’ AXSdotcom and ‘Spectacular’ (Ear to The Ground Music) also includes a cinematic cover of Conor Oberst’s ‘White Shoes’.