226 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin
Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin's history started back in 2004, as Paige, Aimee, Ethan, and Mom Christy, were playing music, traveling, recording albums, and more in their family's band, Anderson Family Bluegrass. Paige, Aimee, and Ethan started developing extravagant, unique and strong sibling harmonies together with vocal styles resembling music from the Appalachian Mountains. Come 2005, the kids were asked to be a part of the International Bluegrass Music Awards Kids on Bluegrass show in Nashville, TN. Since then, Anderson Family Bluegrass has traveled many states, released two self produced albums, and has performed at many many outstanding festivals and events. Paige became interested in songwriting in 2009 when she and Chuck Ragan co-wrote her first song, 'Larcena'. Since then, Paige has been writing many more songs and is currently working on her first EP consisting of almost all original tunes. Paige has been recognized for her flatpicking talent as well. She started the guitar at 9 years old, has been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine several times, recorded guitar on multiple projects with various artists, held the title of Teen Ambassador for the California Bluegrass Association (2008-2011). She also plays bass, and clawhammer banjo. Paige is sponsored by Schenk Guitars. Aimee was inspired to learn the fiddle after seeing someone play "Orange Blossom Special" at a bluegrass festival in 2003. She picked up the fiddle the following year and started performing with her sister Paige. Aimee has been recognized for her strong style of fiddle playing, and her unique vocal style. She has been called the 'harmony-genius' in the family, being able to come up with solid harmony parts almost immediately. Aimee plays a beautiful custom-made fiddle by Frank Daniels of Frank's Fiddles in Idaho. When not playing music, Aimee also has a passion for photography. Ethan, who also answers to the name "Bo," took up mandolin in 2004, inspired by the recordings of Bill Monroe and the picking of Paige and Aimee. Ethan is highly influenced by Ronnie McCoury in addition to Monroe, and he's got a bluesy, improvisational sound all of his own. Like his sisters, he plays more than one instrument and sings harmonies; he's recently started playing banjo and guitar. Christy is the bass player in Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin and Anderson Family Bluegrass, is the kids school teacher, an amazing mother to 4 children, wife, and a strong and kind woman with many talents. Christy picked up the bass back in 2005, and is known for her solid playing. 10 String Symphony
Although difficult to categorize, the music of 10 String Symphony is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices. Vocally, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players. While their love of traditional fiddle music (Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish) is evident in their music, a diversity in taste and influence is equally apparent, and their original repertoire is complemented by songs by Townes van Zandt and Loudon Wainwright III. Decidedly contemporary in their musical approach, their debut album showcases Sedelmyer’s virtuosic improvisation and love of dissonance alongside Baiman’s old-time rhythm and emotional melodic sensibilities. The two Nashville-based musicians are well established individually in the acoustic music world. Sedelmyer, originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, moved to Nashville in 2008. He has since performed and/or recorded with Peter Rowan, The Greencards, The Black Lillies, Nora Jane Struthers, The DanBerrys, Roustabout, and is most well known as a previously full-time member of acoustic pop group The Farewell Drifters. Rachel Baiman grew up in the Chicago area and is a two-time Illinois state fiddle champion. Since moving to Nashville, she has appeared with Kelsey Waldon, The Flea Marketeers, and on the Grand Old Opry with Mike Snyder. Most recently, Rachel has toured with progressive folk quartet Belfry Fellows. For both, the 10 String Symphony project creates broader responsibilities for their instrumental ideas, and brings their vocal work to the forefront. 10 String Symphony is an arena for mesmerizing acoustic innovation. Harmony vocals, soulful lead-playing, original compositions, timeless songs, percussive back-up, and ripping fiddle-tunes are all in the mix for this not-to-be missed duo.