GRAMMY®-Nominated Recording Artist, Electric Harpist & Vocalist
Fri. Mar. 2
at 8 PM at TinPan!
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229
TIX: In Advance $20 / At the Door $25
ABOUT THE SHOW
Deborah Henson-Conant is a GRAMMY®-Nominated composer, performer, singer, songwriter, entertainer, humorist and the world’s foremost electric harpist. She’s performed throughout the world, opened for Ray Charles, toured as a band member with rock legend Steve Vai and as a soloist with the Boston Pops, jammed with Bobby McFerrin onstage and Steven Tyler offstage — and released a dozen albums from Latin jazz to Celtic to blues. She’s also revolutionized her instrument with a custom-made, 32-string electric “harness harp.”
What can you expect from Deborah Henson-Conant? Well … this is not your grandmother’s harp!
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
BE OUR FILM CREW for the SHOW!
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!! HELP ME PACK THE HOUSE!!
YOU can help promote the show!!!
Here are simple ways you can instantly be part of our promotions team via email and social media. And if you want to email to let me know you’ve helped promote the show, I’ll want to personally thank you with a big hug at the show!
Email your friends in the Richmond, VA area. Let them know about the show and why you think they’d enjoy it and share the link to THIS page with them!
Follow me on Twitter, Tweet @HipHarpist with the hashtag #DHClive and use this link to THIS show page 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 event on FACEBOOK – 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 event page
- SHARE a post on your FACEBOOK WALL. You can post on your Facebook Wall (or Twitter, or email!) with a short description of why you think your friends would enjoy it and link to this page: https://www.hipharp.com/19447 or the Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993184890897081/
EXAMPLES to share in Facebook posts, Tweets and other social media.
My friend Deborah Henson-Conant – an electric harpist! – has a show this weekend in Richmond, VA. If there’s any way you can get there, don’t miss it! https://www.hipharp.com/19447
I’m going to see one of my favorite performers this weekend at TinPan in Richmond, VA! Meet me there? https://www.hipharp.com/19447
There’s a show I’d LOVE to go to and I can’t! If you’re near Richmond, VA, don’t miss it! And if you’re up for it, take pictures and send some to me afterwards? https://www.hipharp.com/19447
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 calls her “the [imagined] 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.