Monday, March 28, 2016

10 String Symphony comes to Wellsville Creative Arts Center

WELLSVILLE,NY-10 String Symphony will be performing on Saturday, April 9th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.  Show starts at 8 p.m.  Advanced tickets are $14,  $16 at door.  Members save an additional $2.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Art Center Coffee House.  For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.

Nashville duo 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.

10 String Symphony is currently touring in support of their latest release, Weight of the World.  At its core, this record is raw and intimate — with designs to move rather than merely impress its listeners.  Rachel and Christian’s musical prowess and chemistry is certainly on display for those in the know, but listening deeply reveals that these flourishes are always in service of reaching the listener emotionally the spiritual earnestness of songcraft which keeps us perennially returning to the roots of American music.

“…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.” -Caine O’Rear, AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE

“…a spare, tightly connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve — for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone.” -THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect.” -NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED