Hill has made a career as an award-winning ukulele player and songwriter, an artist who "gives the ukulele its dignity back without ever taking himself too seriously" (Songlines). The Old Silo sees him charting a course into deeper, rockier waters with Plaskett at the helm. The album has an edginess and swagger unlike anything Hill has ever recorded: the thundering baritone ukulele riff in She's Still Got It wouldn't be out of place on a Black Keys album and the grinding slide ukulele in Tie One On would make Jack White proud. Catchy, energetic cuts like New Moon, Promenade and Lovebirds would be at home at any outdoor summer music festival.
Anne Janelle is a cellist-turned-songwriter. The elegance of her classical training meets fearless curiosity as she creates songs steeped in the rich traditions of folk, pop and jazz. While 'Anne plays her cello like Paul McCartney picks his Hoffner,' (Roots Music Canada) her 'gorgeous syrupy voice' (Acoustic Magazine) shares evocative and vulnerable lyrics.
Anne's album output includes True Love Don't Weep (winner of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year), Beauty Remains (her songwriting debut) and So Long at the Fair ('inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed' - R2 Magazine). She has toured nationally and internationally, a full-time performer since 2012.