Common Fence Music presents Anaïs Mitchell in concert

Common Fence Music will present Anaïs Mitchell live in concert on Saturday, March 24. Photo by Jay Sansone
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Common Fence Music will present Anaïs Mitchell live in concert on Saturday, March 24. 

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. at Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth.

Tickets to the show are $28 in advance, $31 at the door. Tickets and information may be obtained at CommonFenceMusic.org, or at BrownPaperTickets.org by searching Common Fence Music. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter that has been captivating audiences with her distinctive voice and skillful songwriting since her 2002 debut album on Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records label, for which she recorded several albums before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012.

Hailing from the world of narrative folksong, poetry, and balladry, Mitchell manages to tackle themes relevant to the external landscape with the same emotional intimacy that she uses to describe her inner life.

Among Mitchell’s recorded works are six full-length solo albums and two collaborative albums, including 2010’s sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as ‘an epic tale of American becoming’; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. 

Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews and was later extended twice in response to critical success and sell-out performances. As a live performer, she has headlined shows worldwide in addition to supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown), Josh Ritter and the Punch Brothers.

The Common Fence Point Hall is located at 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth. Per tradition, all shows at CFM’s Portsmouth venue are BYOB & Picnic. Concert-goers are invited to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the performances. Seasonal soups, homemade refreshments, and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.

The hall is fully accessible. Ticket prices vary.

For more information about Common Fence Music, please visit CommonFenceMusic.org, or call (401)683-5085

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