Anaïs Mitchell, is a singer-songwriter, creator of the 8x Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown, and 1/3 of the folk-rock supergroup and twice Grammy-nominated Bonny Light Horseman. Aaron Denton is an acclaimed poster artist and designer for music including work with Stereolab, Slowdive, Khruangbin, and… Bonny Light Horseman. In this episode, we go deep into the backstory of where art meets music for Bonny Light Horseman, Anaïs and Aaron’s unique creative processes, what they look for in a successful creative partnership, and how Aaron applies his artwork “effects pedal” to the music he loves from the bands he collaborates with.
Follow Making Ways for more stories behind the art of music. Learn more at www.makingwayspodcast.com. Original episode artwork by Rob Goodman. Discover more from Bonny Light Horseman at www.bonnylighthorseman.com and see Aarron Denton’s brilliant artwork at www.aaronlowelldenton.com.
All music used by permission of the band, label, and publisher.
Special thanks to Dean Christesen at Spacebomb Group for helping to make this episode possible.
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