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
What Does the AUDIENCE say?
Want to know more about DHC, her instrument, or her shows? Watch these VIDEOS!
2-MINUTE TECHNIQUE VIDEOS:
Juanitos: 1-Handed Bossa (2-Min Technique): https://youtu.be/LtSoXyqWEJo
Inside Brubecker (2-Min Technique): https://youtu.be/L5fsc2_FYUU
Electric Harp & Looper Stories – Dogs of Somerville (2-Min Technique): https://youtu.be/Qj71TTglojE
The Forearm Strum (2-Min Technique): https://youtu.be/TyMP6GGqfqc
Guitar to Harp translation (Short Technique Video): https://youtu.be/t26YsPMKysU
Ukulele players — watch this!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ68GI66-dM
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
About the Artist
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.
A Quick Message from the Artist in her Studio
Come to a Facebook Live Rehearsal
Fill in your name & Email at the right to get notification about the Facebook Live Dress Rehearsals
We’ll send you a notification 30 – 45 minutes before DHC goes on Facebook Live for Dress Rehearsals. This also gets you a membership to DHC’s weekly-ish ezine. You can unsubscribe any time but most people say they enjoy the stories, videos and ideas.
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!
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: https://hipharp.com/19447
Follow me on Twitter, Tweet @HipHarpist with the hashtag #DHClive and use this link to THIS show page https://hipharp.com/19447 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://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://hipharp.com/19447
I’m going to see one of my favorite performers this weekend at TinPan in Richmond, VA! Meet me there? https://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://hipharp.com/19447
Brief Artist Bio
If you play the harp ... Join DHC's Hip Harp Academy
Deborah Henson-Conant's "Hip Harp Academy" online learning community is open for self-paced learning yearlong. DHC personal guides each class in the Academy once a year. Access to each guided class is limited to students who register before the 2nd week of class. Registration for the Fall Guided course, "HIp Harp TOOLKIT" is currently closed.
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