Listen to the Elizabeth Mitchell Experience

Listen to the Elizabeth Mitchell Experience

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Smithsonian Folkways

Sweet-voiced Elizabeth Mitchell, known for her acoustic children’s albums, is also a famed rocker, co-founder of the band Ida. On her latest kids’ record from Smithsonian Folkways, the just-released Blue Clouds, she lends a folk feel to songs by David Bowie, Van Morrison and other rock giants. (Her pared-down version of the Jimi Hendrix ballad “May This Be Love” brings out the lyrics’ unexpected innocence.) She also gets a little help from her husband, Daniel Littleton (guitar and vocals), and their 11-year-old daughter, Storey (vocals). “As Storey grows, we continue to grow and step out into the world more,” Mitchell says.