“Their sound recalls the harmonious interplay of Simon and Garfunkel and
the acoustic juice of the Indigo Girls”
Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson, the acoustic/pop duo brings
sharp, observant songwriting together with close, brother-like harmonies. With voices reminiscent of The Everly Brothers Seals and Crofts and Simon
& Garfunkel, they create a sound both classic and completely fresh. Storyhill has a deep appreciation for many musical styles—rock, roots, blues and country.
Mixing those influences with their own unique sound, they have grown an impressive fan base that includes a wide variety of music lovers. Storyhill’s infectious melodies and captivating performances have made them favorites at clubs and theaters across the country and have earned them high praise from fellow musicians and critics.
Storyhill’s first Red House release is a perfect blend of Americana, folk and pop and recalls the early alt-country sounds of The Jayhawks.Produced by Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Dixie Chicks, Trip Shakespeare), Storyhill was recorded in Minneapolis and captures Chris and John’s great live energy, highlighting their strong singing and guitar playing. The songs weave in and out of hope and sadness, ranging from thoughtful ballads (“Give Up the Ghost,” “Fallen”) to up-tempo pop tunes (“Ballad of Joe Snowboard,”“Love Will Find You,” “Sacramento”). The bittersweet “Blazing Out of Sight” recalls a short-lived love while “Paradise Lost” laments the increasing development in the Story Hills above Bozeman, Montana, where both Chris and John grew up.
Refreshingly melodic, the songs on Storyhill are original yet comfortable, fitting like a favorite pair of jeans. “It takes less than a minute to fall in love with Storyhill….Trading folk and rock passages back and forth, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson have crafted a timeless sound.”
- Duluth Budgeteer News
“two guys on guitars who harmonize on thoughtful lyrics, If you were ever a fan of the Everly Brothers you will love Storyhill”
- Boston Globe
“These guys possess voices that blend in a truly uncanny way…you'll find yourself tapping your toes and grinning in a mtter of moments.”
“Storyhill puts the ‘sing’ back in singer-songwriter”
- Minnesota Monthly