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About the Artist & the Show
DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT (“DHC”) is a GRAMMY®-Nominated composer, performer, singer, songwriter, entertainer, humorist and the world’s foremost electric harpist.
Guitar Legend Steve Vai calls her “The Jimi Hendrix of the Harp,” NPR’s Scott Simon compared her to a “lovechild of André Previn and Lucille Ball.”
She sings and plays electric harp internatinally. She composes and solos with symphonies. She performs one-woman shows and solo concerts.
She debuted with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, had her own music special on PBS, jammed onstage with Bobby McFerrin & Mason Williams, offstage with Steven Tyler.
She’s been featured on TV including CBS “Sunday Morning,” NBC‘s “Today Show” and NPR‘s “Weekend Edition.” For the past 20 years she’s collaborated with CAMAC Harps in France to develop the cutting-edge electric harp that’s named after her, the “DHC” – a carbon-fibre electric harp she wears as she plays it.
What can you expect from a DHC show?
She strides on stage like a rock-star, with a powerful chrome-silver triangle, strung with 32 multicolor strings, an instrument invented specifically for her by the CAMAC company, in France.
She’s the harpist your parents never warned you about — the world’s premiere electric harpist. She plays music from Blues to Flamenco, she sings and she talks to the audience. She “dresses like a showgirl, plays the pants off the harp and tells tall tales with the ease of a stand-up comic. Imagine a talkative Harpo Marx in a mini-skirt and you begin to get the picture” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“Dazzling harp playing, gorgeous jazz/pop singing, comic timing and impressive songwriting…” Austin-American Statesman
“It’s her dazzling range and depth of technique, combined with a warmly engaging energetic stage manner, that ultimately makes this such a memorable show …” (SW Metro – Edinburgh, Scotland)
“Virtuoso out-of-the box harpist…known as the rockin’ bad girl of the harp world. She took the ancient instrument off its pedestal, cocked it on her hip, and made it play everything…” -NPR: On Point
Want to be on the Film Crew?
Wanna take pictures or video of the show? You can!
The only caveats are: no flash during the show, and no big or noisy cameras that might distract your neighbors.
Email us at least a week in advance to let us know if you’ll be taping or photographing so we can arrange a waiver of the theater’s no-photos-or-taping policy for you, or let you know if there are any problems with cameras at the venue. And after the show, let us know what kind of footage you got and we’ll figure out the best way to get it, edit it and post it!
And don’t forget to wear your film director’s beret!
Spread the Love! Pack the House!
Word of mouth is the MOST powerful way to share news that people trust.
Of course, nowadays, “Word of Mouth” is more like “Word of Social Media” so help me share the word about this show so the theater is filled with the people YOU love!
Here are 3 ways you can do to get MY undying love and admiration and instantly be part of our promotions team via email and social media.
1. Email Your Friends
Email your friends in the Boston area. Let them know about the show and why you think they’d enjoy it and share the link to this page with them. http://www.hipharp.com/blog/19101
If you want to include an image, you should be able to right-click (or control click) the poster at the top of this page to download it and include it tin your email.
2. Tweet Your Friends
Follow me on Twitter, Tweet @HipHarpist with the hashtag #DHClive and use this link to THIS show page http://www.hipharp.com/blog/19101 and I’ll retweet your tweet!
The next THREE involve FACEBOOK – so if you haven’t already, go “like” my Official Facebook Page!
- RSVP or “Join” the FACEBOOK EVENT – Facebook Event Page for this Show
- INVITE your friends! AFTER you RSVP to the FACEBOOK Event page: ‘Invite’ your facebook friends by clicking the “invite” button at the top of the Facebook event page
- SHARE in your FACEBOOK POSTS. You can post these links on your Facebook Wall (or Twitter, or email!) with a short description of why you think your friends would enjoy it: this page: bit.ly/TCAN2018 or the Facebook Event Link: bit.ly/DHC-FB-TCAN2018
NEED some ideas of what to write in your posts?
My friend Deborah Henson-Conant – is electric harpist! She has a BOSTON-AREA show this weekend. Don’t miss it! http://www.hipharp.com/blog/19101
I’m seeing one of my favorite performers this weekend at TCAN in Natick, MA (near BOSTON)! Meet me there? http://www.hipharp.com/blog/19101
Are you near BOSTON? I want to go to this show, but can’t. Can YOU go & take pictures for me? http://www.hipharp.com/blog/19101
Brief Artist Bio
DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT is a Grammy-Nominated recording artist. Guitar Legend Steve Vai calls her “The Jimi Hendrix of the Harp,” NPR’s Scott Simon described her as “the lovechild of André Previn and Lucille Ball.” She sings and plays electric harp. She composes for symphony. She performs one-woman shows and concerts internationally. She debuted with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, had her own music special on PBS, jammed onstage with Bobby McFerrin & Mason Williams, offstage with Steven Tyler. She’s been featured on CBS “Sunday Morning,” NBC‘s “Today Show” and NPR‘s “Weekend Edition.” For the past 20 years she’s collaborated with CAMAC Harps in France to develop the “DHC Light,” the worlds first commercially-produced carbon-fibre electric harp.