Weeping China Doll

Weeping China Doll

“What is your favorite Steve Vai tune to play and why?” – is what a friend asked me about my touring with Vai’s “Story of Light” tour.  “Yikes!” I thought – almost every one is a favorite – but  all for different...
Time is a Garden

Time is a Garden

Yesterday – walking through Alexandria, VA on my off-day from the Steve Vai “Story of Light” tour –  I noticed a telephone pole. Someone had built a wall of small grey stones around it about six inches high and about 12 inches away from the pole, and in...
Nashville – Harp Stuff Happens

Nashville – Harp Stuff Happens

Tue. Aug. 21, 2012 – Nashville When we get to the club – The Marathon – they’re just loading out a car show and there are still a few oil slicks on the floor. There’s an SUV ‘cutout’ in the middle of the huge room – looks like someone took a metal chain...
How to Enjoy a Steve Vai Show

How to Enjoy a Steve Vai Show

How to Enjoy a Steve Vai Show … if you’re not a rock music fan (with special notes for classical musicians, science-engineer-types … and girls) [Part of the “Rock Harp Diaries” blog series] I’m on tour with legendary rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai –...
First Flight

First Flight

In which … I board the first plane of my adventure as a Rock-Harpist after a long night of practice and packing and self-inflict a mini-stigmata via mechanical pencil. (Steve Vai’s “Story of Light” Tour debuts Wed.  Aug 15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Tour schedule is...
The Bulba & El Deborita

The Bulba & El Deborita

Rock Harp Diaries On Tour with Steve Vai’s “Story of Light” tour Tour dates are HERE Fri. Aug. 10, 2012 It’s 1:30 AM I just got back to the hotel.  Rehearsal ended around 12:45, then I stopped at a 24-hour Ralphs and bought more food than will fit in my fridge … but...
Finding the Ladies’

Finding the Ladies’

Rock Harp Diaries On Tour with Steve Vai’s “Story of Light” tour Tour dates are HERE Thu. Aug. 9, 2012 It’s Day 3 of the final week of rehearsals with Steve Vai for his upcoming Story of Light tour , only 2 more days of rehearsal after this one.  Today we had a lot of...
Deborah Henson-Conant – Tour Bio 2012

Deborah Henson-Conant – Tour Bio 2012

Here’s a preview of my new bio for the Steve Vai STORY OF LIGHT program book: When Deborah Henson-Conant (aka ‘DHC’) slings her signature carbon fibre electric harp, she defies definition and shatters convention. She’s a multi-talented GRAMMY®-Nominated...

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