It is hard to describe Deborah Henson-Conant. Music…Theatre…Comedy…Passion. She’s a cross-genre, Blues-Flamenco-Celtic-Funk-Folk-Jazz dynamo. She tells tall tales with the ease of a stand-up comic. She solos and wails like a rock guitarist. She turns music into theater and theater into something lyrical. See her once and you’ll never look at the harp the same way again. We didn't quite know what to expect when we brought her to the Jaqua Concert Hall in 2008...and what we go was nothing short of amazing.
Deborah Henson-Conant Workshop!
takes place Tue, Mar 29
from 7-10 pm
at The Shedd.
Henson-Conant performs in symphony halls as a soloist with major orchestras, and she plays intimate shows in clubs, festivals and theaters internationally. She has toured with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, jammed onstage with Bobbie McFerrin and offstage with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and starred in the PBS special "Celtic Harpestry.” She's been featured on shows from CBS’ “Sunday Morning” and NBC’s “Today Show” to NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and the Food Network’s “Warped,” and interviewed by hosts and journalists from Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and Studs Terkel to Charlie Rose and Joan Rivers.
Deborah's audiences are as diverse as her music - musicians who want to see what it takes to create a unique musical style and fans of all ages who want to be both moved and entertained. The front rows of her concerts are often filled with families, brought by parents who want their children to see firsthand what it means to passionately follow your own creative path.