By Greg Olwell
James Hill and Anne Janelle play three songs for our cameras on this Ukulele Session. The first two are old-time classics, one with vocals by Anne Janelle, followed up with an original written by James Hill.
- “Blackberry Blossom”
- “Ah, Poor Bird” with vocal by Anne Janelle
- “Promenade,” an original written and sung by James Hill
In a recent feature, James offered advice on playing and singing.
On his set, James played three ukes, a signature tenor built by Berkeley, California maker Mike DaSilva and two baritones made by Mya-Moe, of White Salmon, Washington. One baritone is tuned standard (capoed at the second fret), while the other one is tuned to a unique tuning that James developed. The second baritone is tuned B E B E, with the two B strings tuned in unison.