When Deborah Henson-Conant straps on her custom-built carbon-fiber harp, sparks fly. The Grammy-Nominated harpist/singer is throwing her own Birthday Bash concerts Nov. 21 & 22 at the intimate, historic Firehouse Center for the Arts on the waterfront in downtown Newburyport. Tickets available by phone (978-462-7336) or at Firehouse.org.

WHY A BIRTHDAY BASH? Years ago, when she turned 19, Henson-Conant decided to publicly celebrate her dread of getting older by performing a Birthday concert. It became an annual event, and last year Firehouse crowds were so big, they added an extra show. Her shows include genre-busting concerts with songs, stories and instrumentals.

WHAT'S TO CELEBRATE? Deborah's celebrating a year of milestones, from the premiere of a One-Woman Musical to a successful Guinness World Record attempt in Amsterdam!

"Henson-Conant exercises her musical virtuosity, playing everything from dreamy glissandos to gutbucket blues on her electric harp and singing up a storm." The Boston Globe

DHC VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE: search for "hipharp"

Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 (8 PM)
Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 (8 PM)

Firehouse Center
1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950

TIX: $28; $26 (members)
BOX OFFICE: 978.462.7336 / www.Firehouse.org