May 27, 2017 | James Hill & Anne Janelle


at Conservation Hall at The Ashokan Center directions

Boy Meets Girl, Uke Meets Cello

It’s 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 pair’s 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 short, a night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity.” —Wellington Dominion-Post

In 2009, James and Anne released True Love Don’t 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 Don’t Weep showcased the duo’s ability “to capture the soul of a song” (Folk World).

james-hill-anne-janelle-poster-3Since True Love Don’t Weep, James and Anne have released two solo albums each (James’ Man with a Love Song and The Old Silo; Anne’s 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).

 

Purchase advance tickets at ashokan.org or at Eventbrite.com

Prices higher on day of concert (at the door or online).

 

You may also be interested in attending entire Uke Fest camp, May 26-29, 2017, where James and Anne will be teaching. If you are registering for Uke Fest, concert admission is included in tuition.

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