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 and the USA.
Finalists in the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, 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 Sedelmeyer 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.
Following the New Zealand tour the duos will travel to the USA, embarking on an extended national tour while also releasing the Tattletale Saints’ album How Red Is the Blood to the US market.
Thursday 30 Whangarei - Onerahi Hall
Friday 31 Whangateau - Whangateau Hall
Saturday 1 Auckland - The Paddington
Sunday 2 Whitianga - Eggscentric Cafe
Monday 3 Te Pahu - House Concert
Wednesday 5 Napier - The Cabana
Thursday 6 Wanganui - Repertory Theatre
Friday 7 Tokomaru - Bent Horseshoe Cafe
Saturday 8 Wellington - Bluegrass Society
Sunday 9 Nelson - Fairfield House
Tuesday 11 Blenheim - Dharma Bums Club
Wednesday 12 Lyttleton - Wunderbar
Thursday 13 Oamaru - Penguin Club
Friday 14 Port Chalmers - Chicks Hotel
Saturday 15 Wanaka - Gin & Raspberry
Sunday 16 Okarito - Donovans Store
Wednesday 19 Wairoa - Eastend Cafe
Thursday 20 Gisborne - Dome Cinema
Friday 21 Tauranga - Baycourt X Space
Saturday 22 Waiheke - Artworks Theatre (Gunslingers Ball)
Sunday 23 Auckland - Music in Parks (Gunslingers Ball)