Deborah Henson-Conant is also known as the "wild woman of the harp." She's changing the way the world sees this ancient instrument. Deborah describes her music as "cross-genre": jazz-pop-comedy-folk-blues-flamenco-Celtic. She is as much of an entertainer as a musician. She performs in symphony halls with major orchestras and plays intimate shows in jazz clubs and theaters internationally. She sings, plays electric harp, "tells tall tales with the ease of a stand-up comic," (Plain Dealer, Cleveland). Deborah has toured with the Boston Pops, opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, performed her one-woman show from Budapest to Boston, starred in the PBS special "Celtic Harpestry," and has been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, and hosted television shows for BET and BBC Affiliates. Charlies Rose, Lou Rawls, Joan Rivers, Studs Terkel, Scott Simon, Billy Taylor and Susan Stamberg have interviewed her.
All of Deborah's publications on our site are PDF Downloads.
Deborah wrote an article for Sylvia's monthly e-newsletter, telling about her harp journey. You can read the article here.