The path has not been straight for Anne Janelle, a classically-trained cellist who stumbled across folk music one day. Being a fiercely creative musician, and an avid performer, she has found her calling: original songs steeped in the folk, blues and roots traditions. She has also been known to create unusual arrangements of traditional folk songs and carols. “Anne plays her cello like Paul McCartney picks his Hoffner,” (Roots Music Canada) while her “gorgeous syrupy voice” (Acoustic Magazine) is the pleasant sort of haunting.
“Inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2), Anne's album output includes two duo albums with long-time collaborator (and husband) James Hill, three solo full-length albums and four singles. She has won a Canadian Folk Music Award and has toured in over a dozen countries, a full-time performer since 2012. She lives with her husband and 4-year-old son in a tiny town in Nova Scotia, Canada.