10 String Symphony

Nashville, TN

Two years after releasing “Weight of the World,” the sophomore recording which earned them attention from NPR: All Songs Considered, a #3 slot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and also took them on tour all over the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia, 10 String Symphony felt the desire to expand their acoustic, stripped down sound. The duo – named for the 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. Since starting out in 2012, the two have gained the attention of NPR’s Jewly Hight who listed them among “The Newest and Best Voices in Americana” for their unique and compelling vocal and string arrangements, which are at once traditionally informed yet completely avant-garde. Their new album, “Generation Frustration,” produced by Scotland’s Kris Drever, digs even deeper into the potential for experimentation with stringed instruments while highlighting new depths in the pair’s original songwriting. Unafraid of pushing boundaries, the resulting songs are as challenging as they are beautiful.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Friday August 2nd from 3:05 PM - 3:55 PM at City Center Plaza Atrium
Friday August 2nd from 5:45 PM - 6:35 PM at McGuinness Irish Pub
Friday August 2nd from 8:30 PM - 8:55 PM at Mile of Music Bus
Saturday August 3rd from 1:45 PM - 2:35 PM at OuterEdge - MAIN STAGE
Saturday August 3rd from 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Tiny House Listening Lounge In The Lawn at Ormsby Hall
Saturday August 3rd from 8:50 PM - 9:40 PM at Lou's Brew Cafe & Lounge
Sunday August 4th from 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM at Stone Arch Brewpub Tap Room