The latest Fingertips Contest is giving away three copies of Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown. Hadestown is a full-fledged "folk opera," which originally came to life on stage in 2007. The story is based on the Orpheus myth, updated and tweaked to seem just right here in 21st-century, Great Recessionary America. Mitchell sings the part of Eurydice, and she's recruited some mighty interesting friends to fill out the cast for this special recording, including Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) as Orpheus, Greg Brown as Hades, and Ani DiFranco as Persephone. The music is as bleak and friendly and beautiful and creaky as Randy Newman doing his Tom Waits impression at a Kurt Weill convention.
More info on the Fingertips web site.