Anne Janelle Tours to Support “Beauty Remains”


East coaster Anne Janelle takes an exciting new step with debut solo album, Beauty Remains. Cellist/singer Anne Janelle moves so gracefully between classical and contemporary styles, making it look easy. Throughout her years of training as a classical cellist Anne maintained a love of popular, jazz and folk styles. Her concert history includes performances with various Canadian orchestras, as well as pop artists such as Kanye West, Bruce Cockburn and Holly Cole. Anne has also flourished in contemporary music, experimenting deeply with free improvisation in both music and dance.

Lately, she has been spending much of her time in folk music circles. Since 2006 she has performed widely with ukulelist/songwriter James Hill; their acclaimed collaboration True Love Don't Weep won Traditional Album of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The Folk Diary calls Anne "absolutely brilliant on the cello," but it's her songwriting that takes centre stage on Beauty Remains. "I've fallen in love with melody, harmony, and poetry along the way," says Anne, "and with songwriting I get to work with them all. It's a wonderfully compelling jigsaw puzzle."

Her songs, teeming with complexity and candour, are a special blend of influences that range from Nick Drake and Feist to Mozart and Vivaldi. Whether stripped-bare or richly orchestrated, her musical mélange swirls with emotion, honesty and sparkle. In every song, the listener is privy to Anne's secret life as expressed through compelling imagery, diverse orchestration and her captivatingly sweet voice. After years of submersion in the worlds of classical music, folk music, and contemporary dance, an empowered and inspired Anne Janelle is once again at the helm of a new, beautiful artistic adventure.

Anne Janelle is touring in support of the new CD Beauty Remains. Here’s the current tour schedule.

Saturday, April 21              The Tranzac, Toronto, ON              
Sunday, April 22                 Institute for the Enjoyment of Music. Toronto, ON              
Friday, April 27                   BlackSheep Inn, Wakefield, QC         
Tuesday, May 1                   Cantos, Calgary, AB                                            
Friday, May 4                      Studio 16, Vancouver, BC                                       
Saturday, May 5                  CMC, Vancouver, BC

For further information contact:

Jane Harbury Publicity


Cashbox Canada