Music Network Presents: 10 String Symphony, named for their unique instrumentation of two five string fiddles alternated with a five string banjo, have been hailed by NPR as one of “The newest and most promising voices in Americana”.
Take ten strings, add two seductive voices, one shared sense of social justice and that all tots up to a dynamic duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists whose roots are firmly in the old-timey Americana tradition, but whose musical explorations take them fearlessly into the present and beyond, creating songs and sound worlds that are immediate and compelling. These are musicians whose prime inspiration is our world and how we live in it. Their engagement with life, with art, with nature, with global challenges, is delivered with stunning musicianship, wit, humour and warm communication. They are champions of change and though just two in number, their sound and impact is massively amplified by their bright and brilliant use of technology and clever arrangements. These are truly musicians of our time.
Christian Sedelmyer, fiddle
Rachel Baiman, banjo
Friday 15th May, 8pm