Henderson's top-notch finger-picking is a continuing source of
great pleasure and pride in Grayson County, VA; fortunately for the rest
of the world, his guitar playing has also been heard at Carnegie Hall,
in three national tours of "Masters of the Steel-String Guitar", and in
seven nations in Asia.
Henderson is a also a luthier of great renown, having received a 1995
National Heritage Award presented by the NEA. He produces about 20
instruments a year, mostly guitars and some mandolins. Henderson’s new
CD, Made & Played, features a guitar very similar to the one
featured in “Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the
Perfect Instrument” a book by Allen St. John that tells the story of
how Henderson built a a guitar for rock legend Eric Clapton, after
keeping him waiting for more than 10 years.
Come to the concert, come to the workshop – see why Allen St. John
traveled over 500 miles to find and write about Wayne Henderson and his
incredible ability to make a guitar. To make a great guitar – it
is integral to know how to play it. And that is precisely what Wayne
Henderson does best.