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“They do things with fiddles you wouldn’t expect” 

—NPR Music's All Songs Considered “The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana”

“…a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.”

—American Songwriter Magazine

Two years after releasing Weight of the World, the sophomore recording which earned them attention from NPR: All Songs Considered, a #3 slot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, and took them on tour all over the US, UK and Australia, 10 String Symphony felt the desire to create a new type of album. Looking to expand their sound in an organic and authentic way, an extension of their two musical voices, rather than a layering of foreign elements, they sought out the talents of Scotland’s Kris Drever. Drever is one third of BBC award-winning folk trio LAU and the 2017 BBC Folk Singer of the year. With LAU, Drever has launched a formidable exploration of acoustic and electronic sounds, combining the rawness of traditional music with lush electronic soundscapes.

10 String Symphony traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland in April 2017 to work and arrange with Drever, culminating in 10 days recording in Pencaitland’s Castlesound Studios. What emerged was Generation Frustration, a 10 track album of original songs giving voice to the helplessness often felt by the Millennial generation with regards to politics, racism, poverty, privilege and a global climate crisis while living under the leadership of political parties that were largely voted in by an older generation. This division and subsequent collision of generations is exemplified musically through the sound of an acoustic duo layered over modern sounds, a combination of past and present that hits the listener both emotionally and intellectually.

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Americana/Roots

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615-306-0737

Current News

  • 03/07/2018

10 String Symphony Tour Australia Ahead of New Album Release

Progressive Folk Duo 10 String Symphony Return to Australia in March With Imaginative, Expanded Sound

New Album 'Generation Frustration' Coming Summer 2018

Two years after releasing Weight of the World, the sophomore recording which earned them attention from NPR: All Songs Considered, a #3 slot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, and took them on tour all over the US, UK and Australia, 10 String Symphony felt the desire to create a new type of album. Looking to expand their sound...

News

  • 03/07/2018, 10 String Symphony Tour Australia Ahead of New Album Release View
  • 02/11/2018, Fairfield, IA, Cafe Paradiso, 8pm View
  • 02/10/2018, South Bend, IN, Riviera Theatre, 8:00 PM View
  • 02/09/2018, Grand Rapids, MI, Red House Concert Series, 7:00 PM View
  • 02/08/2018, Traverse City, MI, The Filling Station, 9:00 PM View
  • 02/07/2018, Ann Arbor, MI, The Ark, 8:00 PM View
  • 02/06/2018, Columbus, OH, Natalie's , 8:00 PM View

Press

  • NPR Music "World Cafe", Article, 05/09/2017, Nashville Regrouping: 10 Inspired Collaborations Out Of Music City
  • NPR Music "All Songs Considered", Mention, 12/15/2015, AmericanaFest Preview: Lucette, Whitey Morgan, Oh Pep! And More
  • WKYU, Interview, 11/02/2017, Lost River Sessions: 10 String Symphony & Carl Anderson
  • ABC Radio (Australia), Interview, 10/15/2016, 10 String Symphony
  • Strings Magazine, Interview, 12/03/2015, Fiddle Duo 10 String Symphony Celebrates No. 3 on Billboard
  • American Songwriter, Track premiere, 09/16/2015, Song Premiere: 10 String Symphony, “Weight Of The World”
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