Dee Carstensen

Dee Carstensen


Dee’s one of the best acts I’ve seen in 20 years. -Allan Pepper THE BOTTOM LINE Dee’s voice and material remind me why I do this. -Michael Jaworek THE BIRCHMERE


It’s a harp. A concert harp!

47 Strings. 85 lbs. Dancing Fingers. But it’s a Sarah McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell or Shawn Colvin sound that emanates from it. And yes, even a little Jimi Hendrix or Elton John at times.

It’s an experienced style.

Honed at the prestigious Eastman School of Music from her hometown of Rochester, NY, and countless honored stages- from Passim to Lilith Fair to the Newport Folk Festival to WolfTrap. A performer who garners standing ovations after her first song!

It’s the company she keeps.

Her past recordings have featured the work of Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Dire Straits), Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke, Patty Larkin), Mark Knopfler, and Mike Mainieri, (renowned jazz vibraphonist / husband). She has shared stages with Paula Cole, Sinead O'Connor, David Wilcox and Dar Williams. Dee’s work has appeared in the Sally Field film “Beautiful ”, starring Minnie Driver, Neil Simon’s remake of “The Goodbye Girl”, and most recently, Jane Anderson’s film, “The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio”, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson. Dee has also contributed to the sci fi TV series VR5, Christine Lavin’s Tribute II, and CD projects of Dar Williams, Vance Gilbert and Art Garfunkel.


1993   Beloved One - NYC
1995 Regarding the Soul - Blue Thumb
1998 The Map - Blue Thumb
2000 Home Away from Home - Exit Nine
2001 Can You Hear a Lullaby - Rounder