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10 String Symphony to Release 'Weight of the World' on October 23

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Weight of the WorldNashville, TN -- Live music fans likely know the talent behind 10 String Symphony, 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, who have appeared at Romp Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and New Zealand's Auckland Folk Festival after creating the super-duo out of mutual admiration in 2012. Fans can experience the combination of two of Nashville's most impressive fiddle talents on their second album,
Weight of the World, on Oct. 23.

The collection is far from what's to be expected from two of Nashville's seasoned fiddle players - Weight of the World is a departure from their individual histories - Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion and Christian, a touring member of The Jerry Douglas Band.
The album doesn't feature bells and whistles, but rather showcases song-focused, innovative musicianship and serves as a striking second chapter to their debut release in 2012. "It's a newer version of what the band has evolved into," Christian says.

Though the band plays acoustic music, their rock influence is apparent in arrangements. Album highlights include the haunting "I'm Not Lonesome," the feel-good "Even A Dog Has Dreams," and the lesson-laden title track, among others. The nuanced progression of the tracks moves listeners through an emotional journey, rather than simply setting out to impress them. Their mission statement remains clear throughout - two voices. Two fiddles. Epic music.

The band will celebrate the album's release with a special show at the Station Inn on Dec. 4 in Nashville, TN, and will join Noam Pikelny of the Punch Brothers on Sept. 15 for The Bluegrass Situation Jam at The Basement in Nashville, TN during Americana Fest. Other dates supporting the album include stops at Fitzgerald's in Chicago on Oct. 30 as well as Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX and the Moab Folk Festival. Click here for a full fall tour schedule.

10 String Symphony is a picture of a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old-time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette.

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