Elizabeth Mitchell is a founding member of the indie rock band Ida. As a solo artist, she has been recording and performing music for children since 1998.
Mitchell was the first new children's music artist signed to Smithsonian Folkways in the 21st century. She has released seven albums of children's music, including her 2006 release You Are My Little Bird, which was voted Best Children's Album of 2006 by Amazon.com. Mitchell has collaborated with musicians including Levon Helm, Dan Zanes, Ella Jenkins, Jon Langford, Lisa Loeb, and Ziggy Marley.