Way Down, Hadestown ... Way Down Under The Ground.
March 9, 2010 8:33 AM Subscribe
Way Down Under The Ground.
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's journey through the Underworld has been retold so many times, on stage
, in film
. Tennessee Williams saw it as Orpheus Descending
. Neil Gaiman
took the myth on in the pages
. Today, we have Hadestown
, a new album from Anais Mitchell
. Mitchell recorded "Hades & Persephone" for a previous release
, but Hadestown
is a fully-realized folk opera
, five years in the making
, a collaborative effort featuring contributions from Greg Brown
, Ani Difranco
, The Haden Tripletts
and Justin Vernon (the voice of Bon Iver
From Mitchell's story of how Hadestown came to be
: "The real moral of Hadestown to me is, yes, we’re f*cked, but we still have to try with all our might. We have to love hard and make beauty in the face of futility."