14 June 2006
The hippest harpist
I'm thumbing through the new stuff at iTunes, noting with no particular irritation that three-quarters of these names don't mean anything to me, and then no! It can't be!
It can, and it is. Three complete albums by harpist/raconteur/dreamboat Deborah Henson-Conant, and best of all, three albums I don't already have. (I've got four so far.)
To check these against the Official List, I dialed over to her Web site, and found that she's just turned loose a DVD called Invention & Alchemy: A Collection of Musical Short Stories, which I can't possibly pass up.
And, just in time, I discovered she was having a Webcast, live from Times Square, part of a Yahoo! Answers promotion, and you know, anyone who can get Hendrix-like sounds out of a harp simply demands my attention.
It's been 16 years since I snagged her first album, On the Rise (GRP 9578, now out of print); Deborah continues to dazzle. If you're in New York City, you can see her solo show Saturday night at Symphony Space.Posted at 8:02 PM to Tongue and Groove