Guitarist and songwriter Kristen Henderson co-founded the all-women band, Antigone Rising, in 1993 with her sister, Cathy Henderson (lead guitarist), though the two have performed together since toddlerhood. Nini Camps joined the band as lead singer in 2009. Drummer Dena Tauriello is currently on hiatus but her presence is felt. The band brings its infectious rock stylings and powerhouse vocals to Fairfield Theatre Company on March 24.
Henderson is also author of a memoir, Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made. She and wife, Sarah Kate Ellis, are vocal advocates on LGBT issues, especially marriage and family equality. We recently spoke with her about Antigone Rising’s upcoming concert.