| Bookmark and Share

Studio H Sessions - James Hill

According to James Hill we're in the midst of a revolution, albeit a small one. The ukulele, embraced by mainstream media from Oprah to American Idol, has returned from pop culture exile to become a tonic for modern malaise the world over. It's a beautiful thing. And since the release of 'Playing Like It Isn't' in 2002, he's made it his mission to convince skeptics of the beauty, versatility and appeal of this chronically underestimated instrument. And has it worked? The Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls James a "rare peer" of Hawaii's premier ukulele players. Stuart MacLean (Vinyl Café) calls him "the Wayne Gretzky of the ukulele."

Wanting to find out what all the fuss was about we invited James Hill into our rooftop Studio H in Halifax for concert featuring his small but mighty collection of hand built ukuleles. We weren't disappointed.

'Travelin' On'

Download Flash Player to view this content.

'One More Lie To Love'

Download Flash Player to view this content.

'Chopsticks'

Download Flash Player to view this content.

'Alegro Con Brio'

Download Flash Player to view this content.

'Ode To A Frozen Boot'

Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.