Kjersti Misje -
Kjersti Misje graduated from Faculty of fine Arts at Agder University College in 1996 where she studied rythmic music and jazz vocal training. In 1996 she moved to Bergen where she soon started working together with Rune Hauge. Together they represent some of Norway's finest songwriters, guitarplayers and vocalists.
She strums her guitar in subtle chords and various tunings, while blending jazzvocals with oldtime, country and bluegrass. She also proves to be an excellent folk singer with a fine, even voice with lots of warmth.
Rune Hauge -
Vocal, Guitar, Dobro
Rune Hauge is known to be one of Norway's leading roots artists, guitarists and singer/songwriters. He's appeared on numerous recordings on guitar, vocals and dobro with some of Noway's leading artists.
In 1992/93 he was musical director and performer on two successfull NRK TV-series (Norway's leading TV network) called "Roots 92" and "Roots 93". Among the guests were Garth Hudson, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Rick Danko, Paul Brady, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White plus many more.
Rune Hauge released his first album (The One You Need) in 1995. It earned him critical acclaim from all over Norway, and in 1999, "Taxi" was released as a strong follow-up album. Both releases shows that Rune Hauge spans the range of acoustic music from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music to songwriter-oriented folk.
The press writes:
"It was as if Loudon Wainwright III and one of the McGarrigle sisters had met up at Buddy that night.This was American singer/ songwriter and folk/roots tradition of a standard which is rarely produced by artists with a Norwegian passport"."Their vocal interplay and guitar playing was so effortless, classy and energetic that the posters' promise of "superb listening " was fulfilled many times over. However, the sparkle they brought to their jamming, and their ability to play off the cuff, bear witness of a standard which is far from ordinary fare in this country". "Millpond Moon is known to be a great live-act. Acoustic and transparent, yet close and gratifying, and with two voices and two guitars in perfect harmony". Johnny Andreassen, Bluesnews, Norway.
Since appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2004, Millpond Moon have been touring extensively both in the UK, Europe and the US.
During this period they have created they're own sound
and style, and two albums were released:
"Broke in Brooklyn" (2012) and "Time to turn the Tide" (2015).
Both albums received a lot of airplay in Europe and the US. They also
appeared on the Folk DJ List of Top Albums, Songs and Artist in 2016 and 2017.