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Anais and Jefferson win BBC Folk Award

On February 19th, at a sold-out awards show in London’s historic Royal Albert Hall, Anais and Jefferson won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for “Willie of Winsbury,” the opening track of their 2013 release Child Ballads [...]

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Hey, it’s with gratitude and humility we announce that Child Ballads has been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Album, and Best Traditional Track “Willie Of Winsbury.” So happy to be included among our friends and fellow nominees. Best wishes and luck to everyone!


“Child Ballads” nominated as fRoots 2013 Album of the Year

fRoots nominates Child Ballads for Album of the Year [...]

Interview in Goldmine Magazine

I don’t know if it’s really hard-to-find, or if I was just looking in all the wrong places. But finally coming upon a UK vinyl pressing of American folk singer-songwriters Jefferson Hamer and Anaïs Mitchell’s Child Ballads, released just four months ago and apparently vanishing about 20 minutes later, definitely ranks among the highlights of my record-buying year so far… [...]

Jefferson in October, 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar

Jefferson gives an interview and lesson with Acoustic Guitar magazine [...]

Etown 5.23.2013

photo by Jordan Holloway – Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer on eTown 5.23.13

Child Ballads featured on NPR Weekend Edition

Child Ballads by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer was recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition [...]

Anais and Jefferson on BBC2 The Folk Show with Mark Radcliff

Here’s a link to Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer live on BB2 The Folk Show with host Mark Radcliff. Date: 2/27/2013 ‘Child Ballads’ Interview

On ‘Child Ballads’, folk music, and his collaboration with Anais Mitchell

By Kim Ruehl, Guide


Jefferson Hamer – Interview about Child Ballads.


Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Child Ballads | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

“Through Mitchell and Hamer, these characters, made flat by design and even more by time, spring into full dimension, ache and grieve and flirt, live and die and get born again.”

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: Child Ballads | Album Reviews | Pitchfork.