Haunting voice and soundscapes....
Deborah Henriksson is an American/Swedish artist with a spellbinding voice. Her music is an intensely personal mix of Celtic- and Americana inspired folk and pop.
Deborah's ethereal voice and music help you "put aside the trappings of the day and focus on the beauty of the world" (Bree Noble) "...a world where you can be fully in the present, you synch to an ancient heartbeat pulling on universal strings of love, mystery, beauty, wonder." (Bryon William)
SO FAR, a retrospective double CD album, is Deborah’s most recent release (January 2021) – a collection of the best of Deborah Henriksson’s original and cover recordings so far. About SO FAR reviewers say ”Crystal clear, etherial voice… floating and dancing over heavenly music… (Rootstime.be) ”a great introduction into the Swedish-American singer and songwriter… (FATEA magazine, UK) ”The music on Deborah Henriksson’s album SO FAR is enhanced by the sumptuous studio sound and its inviting musical terrain makes the double CD set a perfect sonic antidote for stressful times.” (Roots Music Report)
Awards and recent news: Deborah’s album NEAR AND FAR was a Gold Medal Winner in the prestigious Global Music Awards. Deborah’s single LET GO won Country Song of the Year 2020 in the New York based LDM Radio Music Awards and ”Face Your Fears” is currently nominated for 2021 there. Other recent awards are from The Fair Play Country Music Red Carpet Music Awards 2020, Netherlands, and finalist in P4 Nästa P4 Västmanland 2019. During the pandemic summer of 2020 the Town of Västerås sponsored Deborah Henriksson’s series of 20 outdoor concerts for senior facilities and nursing homes in lockdown.
Originally from New Jersey, Deborah has lived in Sweden for over forty years. In addition to singing and producing recordings she has been a high school choir director and has taught music, voice and English in Västerås. Musical influences have been Enya, Judy Collins, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Leontyne Price, as well as Stravinsky, Bach, Verdi and Puccini. Perhaps the motto which best describes her path is ”Slow and steady wins the race”!
Charlie Elland of folkwords.com writes:
”The more you listen to Deborah’s voice the more you find yourself laying aside the weight of the day and slipping under a magical spell.”