On Sunday, August 24 at 7 pm, The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center located on Church Street in Egg Harbor will feature acoustic duo, Storyhill – Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson.
The duo grew up and began playing together as teenagers in Bozeman, Montana. Although their 7th grade World Geography class ostensibly brought them together, it was their musical passions that made them close friends and lifelong musical collaborators. Both were musically inclined from the get-go, singing with choirs, playing in bands and mastering many musical instruments, including piano, guitar, trumpet, violin, harmonica, bass and accordion.
They recorded their first tape as Chris and Johnny in 1989, upon graduating from high school. After temporarily parting ways, Cunningham going to Spain and Hermanson to Minnesota for college, Storyhill reunited and developed a strong fan-base in Minnesota. They toured the country and recorded several self-released albums.
After taking a break, Cunningham and Hermanson have recently reformed Storyhill and fully committed themselves to touring and recording as a duo. They enlisted the help of rock/pop songwriter and Grammy nominee Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Dixie Chicks, Trip Shakespeare) to produce Storyhill’s new album, simply titled Storyhill, their first to be released on independent roots label Red House Records. While the album is largely acoustic, Wilson provides some piano, bass and guitar parts, and Eric Fawcett (N.E.R.D., Mike Doughty, Spymob) plays drums and percussion.
All concerts at the Peg Egan PAC Sunset Concert series are free to the public. Please remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor. For more information call 920.493.5979.