We have traveled far and wide to find the most beautiful, enthralling and mysterious songs, melodies and stories, to take you on a journey to far away islands, deep forests and magical gardens.
Both The Wandering Ballad CD (2014) and the new The Mountain King CD (2016) were nominated by New Mexico Music Awards for Best Vocal Performance.
"What to praise first? Johanna’s lovely alto and her storytelling skill? Scott’s evocative guitars? Their arrangements that mold ancient melodies to modern ears? The performances have a stylized, almost ritual quality, as the Hongell-Darsees summon ancient characters from the depths of our collective unconscious and bid you take leave of the modern world and join your ancestors, huddled together in a hut around a fire as the storyteller makes the hair on your arms stand straight up." (Mel Minter, Musically Speaking, Albuquerque, NM)
Photo: Sharon Berman