Help us kick off what will be the first of (hopefully) many acoustic music house concerts at our new place on Rosanna Drive.
Pittsburgh knows Christian as half of 10 String Symphony, and we can’t wait to get to know Eli.
Well-known for his work with Norwegian fiddler Olav Mjelva, Cahalen Morrison, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Eli West oozes understated talent. Eli’s recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator – here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. Christian Sedelmyer plays fiddle on the B Side of “The Both,” an instrumental imagining of all the lyrical songs from the A Side.
A 4 and 5 string violin player and composer who is influenced in equal part by Neil Young and Stuart Duncan, Christian Sedelmyer’s progressive improvisational ideas, technical facility, and ardent musicianship have garnered him a strong reputation in Nashville, where he makes his home. A Grammy-nominated member of the Jerry Douglas Band, and founder of eclectic folk duo 10 String Symphony with Rachel Baiman, Christian has brought his unique melodic style to audiences all over the world.
This rare collaboration between Eli and Christian was inspired by their recording and touring with Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin throughout 2018. The Pittsburgh audience can expect a combination of original material, new takes on old ballads, beautiful arranging and improvising, and old soul harmonies. Not to be missed!
‘Making music the world needs’ – Tim O’Brien
“Off the road experiments, especially from Christian’s biting bow strokes…will make future audiences take note” – The Bluegrass Situation
This party is BYOB, and we will pass the hat for the musicians. Kids old enough to pay attention are welcome to attend.
Attendance will be limited, so if you are seriously planning to join us please help keep a headcount by heading to the Music Night On Jupiter Face Book event page, selecting “Going” and letting us know in a comment how many are in your party.
Weather permitting we will do this outside. BYO chair/blanket. If it is cold or wet we will be in the Stalls.
The party starts at 7, live music starts at 8. See the photo below for parking directions.