Acclaimed Nashville folk duo returns for North Island Tour.
Following their New Zealand debut performance at the Auckland Folk Festival and nationwide tour with Tattletale Saints in 2014, Nashville duo 10 String Symphony returns to New Zealand this summer on an 8 show tour of the North Island in support of their new album, “Generation Frustration”.
10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration, a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5 string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville’s music scene.
Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch with the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville.
With the love of the 5-string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band’s mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two voices. Epic music.
Produced by Kris Drever of Lau, the band’s third album takes on today’s polarized political climate and brings progressive folk into ethereal realms.
“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” NPR All Songs Considered “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana.”
“…a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.” - American Songwriter Magazine
“Their self titled recording aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve – for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddles is worth the price of admission alone.” - The Bluegrass Situation