The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) along with its member Arts Councils are proud to present James Hill and Anne Janellein concert. Hill and Janelle have been performing at venues across the province as part of the 2018/2019 Stars for Saskatchewan Concert Series. James Hill and Anne Janelle are the last performers in the 2018/2091 series. The duo will appear at the Prince of Wales Cultural and Recreation Centre on Saturday, April 6 with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Since their Canadian Folk Music Award-winning album "True Love Don’t Weep", ukulele/cello duo James Hill and Anne Janelle have brought their "crystal clear sound filled with warmth" (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio) to audiences in over 15 countries. In concert, JUNO-nominee 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). A night out with James and Anne is "the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity" (Wellington Dominion-Post).
Their music might be described as folk roots in music-journalist-speak. But really, it’s hard to nail this couple down into a single genre, as their influences cover an extensive selection of renowned artists, including ironic pop/rock musician, Joe Plaskett and the new folk sounds of The Good Lovelies. Yet, this barely explains the magic of hearing James plunking the ukulele as Anne strums her cello, playing classics and original songs written by Hill. Incidentally, aside from being brilliant musicians, they’re both excellent vocalists.
A special thanks goes to the Assiniboia’s local art council, for introducing the town and district to many inventive, expressive and talented Canadian musicians since last autumn and into this spring.