‘Down to the Bone’ captures the songwriter confidently moving between soulful Americana, brooding late night ballads and country tinged folk, paying homage to the traditions and influences that went before while carving out a unique and contemporary space for her voice to be heard.
‘Down to the Bone’-
Recorded at Monique studios by Christian Best ( Mick Flannery / O Emperor).
Anna sat behind an old Yamaha upright piano, with a 6 piece band sensitively recording assured performances that highlight the mood of Mitchell’s songs with an appreciation of the craft of storytelling, songwriting and expression.
Singles ‘ Lets Run Away’, What’s a Fool To Do’ and ‘When My Ship Comes In’ have been championed on Irish National radio by Se Rocks, Alf McCarthy, Fiachna Ó Braonáun & John Creedon on Rte Radio 1 and saw Anna being named ‘Irish Artist of the Month’ by Galway Bay Fm and Highland Radio in Donegal.
Live ‘in studio’ sessions with Charlie Mcgettigan ( winner of Eurovision ‘94, with the classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids) 96fm and news talk as well as a national television appearance on RTE’ 2’s Two Tube further cementing Anna’s flourishing status in Ireland.
BBC radio and Resonance FM have begun to pick up on Mitchell’s music in the U.K with the latter inviting Anna to headline a showcase show for the station at Green Note, Camden , London.
With a reputation as a passionate live performer able to capture an audience, Anna has performed and toured with many celebrated singers & songwriters including Sarah Jarosz , Aoife O’Donovan, Mick Flannery, John Smith, Duke Special, Lisa Hannigan, Simone Felice & many more. So impressed was the celebrated American poet and songwriter Simone Felice, he invited her to join him on 5 week European tour in winter ‘14 stopping off in Ireland , U.K , Belgium and Luxembourg as well as a 3 week tour throughout the states in May/June ‘15.
A quick trip to Woodstock in Feb saw Anna at Applehead studios in Woodstock , singing, playing piano, harmonium & percussion for a live recording of Simone’s new double album ‘From The Violent Banks Of The Kaaterskill’ ( also feat. The Felice Brothers, Simi Stone & Gabriel Dresdale) which was released last Autumn on Mighty Hudson Records.
Anna most recently has found a new audience in Germany and under the guidance of German label ‘Tonetoaster’ has completed two successful tours, one in November and most recently in January 2016.
Plans for another German tour are on the horizon, with summer trips over and back for festival season shortly.