?PRESS RELEASE – Run Through Oct. 25, 2015
This Sunday, Oct. 25 one of the most inventive humans you’ll ever meet brings the instrument she created to one of the sweetest little listening rooms in the U.S. to give you the adventure of a lifetime into the world of her musical imagination.
She’ll be wearing a harp. A stripped down, futuristic, electric harp. And she wears it like Aladdin rode his magic carpet – as a vehicle into another world – a world with sounds you never thought you’d hear coming from a harp: Latin rhythms, Blues riffs, Flamenco strums. A world with stories about ordinary people discovering extraordinary depth inside themselves.She wears it like Aladdin rode his magic carpet - as a vehicle into another world Click To Tweet
That woman is “DHC” – Deborah Henson-Conant – a GRAMMY®-Nominated electric harp virtuoso with a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy set of vocal cords and theatrical flair – and she’s bringing her one-woman show to the Altamont in Asheville, NC on Sun. Oct. 25. For more info click here
She’s the harpist your parents never warned you about. And get this — she invented the instrument, then took it to the CAMAC Harp company in France, where it became the “DHC-Light” the world’s top-selling electric harp.She’s the harpist your parents never warned you about. Click To Tweet
So what does she do with it??
She strides on stage like a rock-star, wearing an instrument that looks like it levitated off the Star Trek set. She sings. She pulls melody, chords, basslines, percussion and rhythms from her 32 strings – then loops them in real-time, right in front of the audience, with a looper pedal – creating soundscpes and rhythmic grooves she improvises over. She uses spoken word and story to riff over the music ’til you can’t tell where the speaking stops and the music starts.She's wearing an instrument that looks like it levitated off the set of Star Trek Click To Tweet
When you leave the show you know you’ve experienced something you’ve never even imagined – and it was funny, deep, impressive, inspiring — it makes you question everything you think is impossible in your own life.
Guitar legend Steve Vai calls her the “Jimi Hendrix of the harp.” The New York Times
credits her with “reshaping the serenely Olympian harp into a jazz instrument.” The Austin-American calls her “Dazzling.” She’s fronted the Boston Pops as a soloist, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, toured with guitar legend Steve Vai, run her one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe, starred in her own Public Television music special and jammed with legends like Steve Vai, Bobbie McFerrin, Steven Tyler and “Classical Gas” legend Mason Williams – you can see videos of some of those jams on her website, HipHarp.com.
What kind of woman is that? Come find out at the Altamont in Asheville, NC on Sun. Oct. 25, 2015.
ASHEVILLE, NC SHOW:
WHO: GRAMMY® Nominated Electric Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant
WHAT: Solo Show “Hip HARP – Deborah Henson-Conant”
WHEN: Sun. Oct. 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. Asheville, NC 28801
TIX INFO: $27 General / $32 day-of-show (Group Tix also available)
BUY TIX: http://TheAltamont.com/hip-harp-deborah-henson-conant
BOX OFFICE: (828) 348-5327
THE ALTAMONT THEATRE: Originally built in 1895, the Altamont, with its huge storefront windows and original hardwood floors, is the winner of the 2011 Griffin Award for Adaptive Re-Use. It’s an intimate listening room for the serious music lover with a great sound system and known for the best acoustics in Asheville.
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