Rachel Baiman is a fiddle/banjo player, singer, and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. Specializing in Old Time, Bluegrass, Scottish, and Folk music, her interests are diverse and range from the oldest fiddle traditions to the most innovative of collaborations.
Rachel’s debut album, “Speakeasy Man” is a fusion of Scottish and American folk and fiddle music. The album was nominated for IMA (Independent Music Awards) “Album of the Year” in the Americana category. Recorded half in Dunkeld, Scotland, under the production of Matheu Watson, and half in Nashville with Grammy-nominated engineer Erick Jaskowiak, the album explores both traditional and original material in a unique range of settings.
In addition to her solo project, Rachel is currently touring as part of a duo project called 10 String Symphony (with Christian Sedelmyer). 10 String Symphony’s most recent album “Weight of the World” hit #3 on the Billboard bluegrass charts and was featured on NPR: All Songs Considered “Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana”. The duo has toured the US extensively and played festivals such as ROMP (Owensboro, KY), The Strawberry Music Festival (Yosemite, CA), and the Auckland Folk Festival (Auckland, New Zealand).