Tattletale Saints & 10 String Symphony and Gunslingers Ball – 22nd February 2014
2014 sees the coming together of two exciting acoustic acts: Auckland 2 piece, Tattletale Saints and Nashville duo 10 String Symphony. Finalists in the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and the NZ Music Award 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.
Hailing from Nashville’s thriving acoustic music scene, fiddler/vocalists Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmeyer bring virtuosic improvisation, mesmerising acoustic innovation and a love of great songs. Decidedly contemporary in their musical approach, 10 String Symphony’s debut album showcases virtuosic improvisation and creative harmonic soundscape ideas alongside old-time rhythm and emotional melodic sensibilities. 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.
Audiences will enjoy sets from each duo as well as the uniting of all four world-class musicians in a full band line up.