10 String Symphony
Named for their unique instrumentation of two five string fiddles alternated with a five string banjo, 10 String Symphony is the collaboration between GRAMMY nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer (The Jerry Douglas Band), and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. NPR listed them among The Newest and Best Voices in Americana for their unique and compelling vocal and string arrangements, which are rooted in tradition and conservatory training, yet branch into the avant garde. Their new album, Generation Frustration, stimulates the intellect and the emotions with songs that bridge the political and social gap between generations.
Reviewing a recent performance, The Bluegrass Situation writes, When each song ended, the two pressed tight into their microhphones, savoring the last strains of the harmony . . . for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But its the off-road experiments, especially from Christians biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note.