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There’s something incredibly infectious about music created by close friends, and it is surely the shared joy, as well as the collective musical virtuosity of the band members that characterizes progressive string band The New Worlds. Taking their name from a phrase that evokes wonder and historical significance, The New Worlds have dug deep into the musical past of North America, as well as the promise of new discovery within it’s ageless music traditions.
The band brings together some of Nashville’s most in-demand acoustic musicians. Dave Goldenberg (mandolin), Christian Sedelmyer (Fiddles/Vocals), Shelby Means (Bass/Vocals) and Rachel Baiman (Banjo/Fiddle/Vocals), have overlapping backgrounds in Bluegrass and Old-Time music, but also bring individual expertise in Scottish, classic country, folk rock and roots music.
Goldenberg, who is returning for his second tour of Australia, is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and is a past winner of the Rockygrass Mandolin contest and the Telluride Bluegrass Contest. Sedelmyer, originally from Erie, Pa, is most well known for his years as a member of acoustic pop group The Farewell Drifters and is currently touring part-time with Australian Bluegrass sensation The Greencards. Shelby Means is a current member of Della Mae, an all-female bluegrass band signed to Rounder Records that was recently nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Best Emerging Artist award. Baiman, a two-time Illinois State Fiddle Champion, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with degrees in Music and Anthropology. She is a founding member of acoustic quartet Belfry Fellows as well as 10 String Symphony, Christian and Rachel’s duo fiddle/voice project.
After years of late night jams, and playing together in various band formations, the four merged to explore their collective sound. The result is an explosive and emotional musical experience that blends old-time rhythms, modern pop melodies and thoughtful improvisation. Although sometimes challenging to define, the music of The New Worlds is the sound of life, love and hardships, shared between friends, with the spirit and historical tradition of America, the New World.
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released 17 July 2012