James Hill and Anne Janelle
Boy Meets Girl, Uke Meets Cello
Its true: opposites attract. James Hill, possibly the best ukulele player in the world (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. Anne Janelle, a cellist of true beauty (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pairs differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody.
In 2009, James and Anne released True Love Dont Weep, an album of duets that garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. A mixture of traditional tunes with fresh vitality (Country Music People) and original songs, True Love Dont Weep showcased the duos ability to capture the soul of a song (Folk World).
Since True Love Dont Weep, James and Anne have released two solo albums each (James Man with a Love Song and The Old Silo; Annes Beauty Remains and So Long at the Fair) and toured in over 15 countries, making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: a crystal clear sound filled with warmth (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio). In concert, James is a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her gorgeous syrupy voice (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed (R2 Magazine).
In short, a night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity (Wellington Dominion-Post).
Hooker Dunham Theater (View)
139 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
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