Sat. Apr. 25, 2015 • 8pm
Deborah Henson-Conant in Concert
at “Circle of Friends” • Franklin, MA
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Sat. Apr. 25 in Franklin, MA – Grammy-Nominated singer/instrumentalist Deborah Henson-Conant brings her renegade harp, wicked sense of humor, gutsy set of vocal chords and theatrical flair to the intimate “Circle of Friends” Coffeehouse just outside Boston, Providence and Worcester
Inventive. Spontaneous. She pulls sounds from the strings you’d never expect to hear from the instrument St. Peter hands out at the Pearly Gates: Blues. Flamenco. Distortion. Poetic dissonance, movement, story and song.
Circle of Friends is a throwback coffeehouse with a modern sound system, in the Universalist Society Meeting House in Franklin, MA 25 miles from Boston, Providence and Worcester on 495 in Franklin, MA.
What is the show like?
DHC plays, sings and speaks her truth through story and humor. She uses a looper pedal with her harp to layer sounds and create rhythmic grooves she improvises over. She combines styles and genres from Blues to Flamenco.
“From the moment she set foot on stage, I was captivated by DHC. She’ll tell a story, ask the audience a question, and people will actually respond! Part of her appeal and magnetism on stage is her ability to be completely honest.” Allison Volk (Los Angeles, CA)
Deborah Henson-Conant plays an instrument that was created for her.
Once upon a time DHC played a hulking 6-foot-tall concert harp, like you see at the back of the orchestra. But she really wanted to have freedom onstage to move around – and freedom offstage to travel with her instrument.
She had a vision of an electric harp she could strap on like an electric guitar. She created a prototype and took it to Europe’s most visionary harp builder, Joel Garnier.
For the next 20 years Joel’s company, CAMAC harps, worked with DHC to create the harp of her dreams. The result is the world’s leading electric harp, named after Deborah, the “DHC-Light,” an 11-pound carbon-fibre instrument that can soar over an orchestra – and that she even took on tour with legendary Rock guitarist Steve Vai for a world tour in 2012.
What’s “Circle of Friends” Coffeehouse like?
“Circle of Friends Coffeehouse” is a throwback to 60′s coffeehouses in a church meeting room. But what a coffeehouse!
It’s Intimate. Funky. Fun.
It has a state-of-the art sound & lighting system! And INCREDIBLE pastries and desserts. So when you come to the show, save room for dessert!
“Circle of Friends Coffeehouse” is equidistant from Boston, Worcester and Providence, right off Route 495 in Franklin, MA.
WHAT: HipHarp at the Coffeehouse! (Deborah Henson-Conant Solo show!)
WHERE: Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, The Universalist Society Meeting House, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA
WHEN: Sat. April 25 – 8 pm
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