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In addition to Celtic music shows with Max, Molly, Donna and drummer Alex Bell on bodhran, we can now expand to six members, adding Noam Berg (mando, banjo) and Robare Pruyn-Bush (banjo, clarinet, cittern). Molly plays upright bass as well. We six are the teaching posse for the Great Groove Band at Old Songs and Philly Folk Festivals and we are regulars on the Celtic Afternoon stage at Philly Folk.
This Distant Shore, our Mist trio CD, was named to Midnight Special DJ Rich Warren’s Top Eight for 2013. “Snuck up on me – a delightful CD from left field!” Thirty other stations have us on the air in the U.S. and Canada.
Molly sings Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” with the band at a 2018 Maryland house concert.
Max, Donna and Molly collaborated with poet Jane Yolen and singer-songwriter Lui Collins on “The Infinite Dark,” based on Jane’s fairy tale poetry. Molly sings in English and Irish, Donna sings and fiddles and Max sings and weaves spoken and sung lyrics together with guitar.
Molly lives her songs. Every word and every note is absolutely felt!” – Jane Yolen, author and poet
“Mist Covered Mountains are a trio of masterful Celtic roots musicians based out of New England. Their album, This Distant Shore, is a delight from start to finish, revealing new sides to the group with each spin. Anchored by the amazing vocals of Molly Hebert-Wilson, mom and fiddler Donna Hébert uplifts Molly’s songs with the lightest and most subtle of touches on her fiddling and string arrangements, while guitarist and vocalist Max Cohen brings his own songs, including a new take on the classic, The Parting Glass. But what sticks with me the most are Molly Hebert-Wilson’s stunning vocals. It’s not often you hear a voice this powerful debut in the world of Celtic song.” -Hearth Music (8/20/13)
“I saw Molly Hebert-Wilson at the top of the musical ladder in 2008. Since then, she’s added more rungs than one can imagine!” – Mike Haley, actor, film producer, (Angels in America, Charlie Wilson’s War, Closer)
“Locals will recall that Molly had an amazing voice when she was a tween; as a mature young woman, there’s added depth, luster and sparkle. Especially noteworthy is “Katie Cruel,” in which Hebert-Wilson’s voice punches through a muscular arrangement in which Cohen channels Bert Jansch and Hébert’s fiddle sizzles. Even better is Hebert-Wilson’s gorgeous and sensitive cover of Richard Berman’s “The Gifts.” – Rob Weir, Valley Advocate (11/31/13)
“Really a treat – fabulous musicians with a wonderful way of playing together.” – Jay Ungar, fiddler & composer
“Molly’s voice is exquisite! I love her pure sound and gentle control- she’s definitely found her calling. The arrangements give it an easy-listening feel that really appeals to me, and of course, Max is amazing on guitar!” – Josée Vachon, Franco-American singer, composer
“I’ll be riding the bliss wave you guys left behind for weeks. You just made an awesome weekend for a whole load of people! Much love to you three awesome superstars!!!” – Jennifer Stafford, Tri-City-Trad director, Albany NY
“Mist Covered Mountains’ unique take on traditional and contemporary Celtic acoustic music is without peer. There are some fine fiddlers in this world – Donna Hebert is one of them. Virtuoso guitarist Max Cohen excites the listener and Molly Wilson-Hebert sings like an angel. Mist Covered Mountains is a well-oiled performance music machine. An evening with this trio will transform your spirit!” – Louise Dunphy, “Celtic Crossings” WMUA-FM & The River, Greenfield MA