Featured Artist: Margo Hennebach
Margo Hennebach is a veteran of the Fast Folk scene of New York, where she backed up several artists including Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell on piano and vocals, and recorded her original songs that are now part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection. She went on to record several solo CDs as a Prime CD artist before joining Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders to create the international sensation Mad Agnes. Known for their "diverse repertoire and three-part harmonies as tight as jeans from the dryer,” they toured extensively throughout the US and the UK for ten years.
After meeting Rhiannon at Bobby McFerrin’s 2011 Omega workshop, she participated and then co-piloted Rhiannon’s All the Way In year-long study. Margo learned to listen more deeply to the music in and around her and noticed the fear around leaving her instruments behind. What’s so scary about being “just” a singer?
Since then, Margo has returned to her improvisation roots and developed and led vocal workshops and series—including Go Sing Yourself!, an online supported daily practice—based on cultivating singing that is free, easy and part of an everyday life. Margo’s committed to making the world a better place by inviting people to listen and sing together.
Margo has a BM in Piano from Oberlin, a graduate degree in Music Therapy from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She’s based near Hartford, CT.
Find her at margohennebach.com, on iTunes (as Margo Hennebach as well as Mad Agnes), and singing from the moment she first wakes up.
“A one of a kind artist...Hennebach weaves a blend of folk music and pop street smarts with insightful lyrics. [In performance] she is one of those rare artists who can bring an entire room to a hushed silence with nothing more than her voice.”
— Brad Harvey, Oil the Music Magazine