A formidable combination of passion, ambition, innovation, and talent, Grammy nominated Christian Sedelmyer exemplifies a new generation of musicians. A 5 string fiddle player and composer who is influenced in equal part by Neil Young and Stuart Duncan, Christian's unique and progressive improvisational ideas, technical facility, and ardent musicianship have garnered him a strong reputation in Nashville, where he has made his home for the past 11 years.
A co-founder of the progressive acoustic folk band 10 String Symphony, along with Rachel Baiman, since 2012, and a member of the genre-defying, Grammy nominated Jerry Douglas Band since 2014, Christian has played music all over the globe – Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, France, and the UK.
American Songwriter writes: "One minute, the group's accomplished fiddler Christian Sedelmyer, was plucking the kind of inventive melodic figures you'd expect to hear on a Radiohead track, and the next he was attacking a bluegrass-style solo with gusto."
An in-demand sideman and session musician, he has performed or recorded with Jerry Douglas, Kacey Musgraves, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton, Andrew Marlin, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Rowan, Steve Earle, and The Indigo Girls, among many others.
Here, he steps out on his own – playing original music with a group of his contemporaries. There’s no better place for this collaboration than at Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots.
Christian, on GMBR 2018:
“Best festival of the year, by a lot. Thanks so much to John & Jill and their amazing crew & volunteers for making the inaugural a place that felt like an instant community tradition, and to all my badass musician friends for being so great. It was so evident the entire weekend how alive and collaborative the art of this community is, and how meaningful it continues to be.”