Tattletale Saints & 10 String Symphony NZ Tour

by Insiders Dunedin

When: Friday 14 February 2014, 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: Chicks Hotel, 2 Mount Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

How much:  General Admission R18 $15.00

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2014 sees the coming together of two exciting acoustic acts: Auckland 2 piece, Tattletale Saints and Nashville duo 10 String Symphony are embarking on a tour that will take them all around New Zealand.

Finalists in the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and NZ Music Awards for Folk Album of the Year 2014, Tattletale Saints are guitarist/vocalist Cy Winstanley and double bassist/vocalist Vanessa McGowan. Described as a “masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop” and armed with Winstanley's acclaimed original songs, Tattletale Saints’ musical connection evokes the work of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with a full sound belying the duo’s size.

Fiddler/vocalists Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer are 10 String Symphony and are described as “an arena for mesmerizing acoustic innovation”. Hailing from Nashville’s thriving acoustic music scene, 10 String Symphony bring virtuosic improvisation, mesmerizing acoustic innovation and a love of great songs.

January 2013 saw Tattletale Saints travel to Nashville to record their debut album How Red Is the Blood with Grammy award winning producer Tim O’Brien. While there, the duo cemented their friendship with 10 String Symphony through many a late night pickin’ party, and a plan to tour together was born.

The tour begins in New Zealand with an Auckland Folk Festival performance by 10 String Symphony on Anniversary weekend. The 21-date expedition will include all the main centres alongside the more remote towns of Whangateau, Te Pahu, Blenheim, Okarito and Wairoa.

Audiences will enjoy sets from each duo as well as the uniting of all four world-class musicians in a full band line up.

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