Musicians take on United States with tour
Silver Scroll-nominated duo Tattletale Saints are about to take on the United States.
The duo’s 50-date tour will kick off on the East Coast this March, and they’ll be sharing the stage with Nashville-based bluegrass band 10 String Symphony.
Putting the six-month tour together has been both exciting yet terrifying for Saints’ bassist Vanessa McGowan. But it’s a test for what will hopefully become a full-time job for the folkpop band, she says.
Living out of suitcases and hopping from town to town isn’t for everyone, Vanessa says, but sharing their music and releasing their album will be rewarding.
Vanessa and Saints singer Cy Winstanley met Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer of 10 String Symphony last time they were in Nashville. They realised their acts would blend well together live, Vanessa says.
Saints frontman Cy was nominated for last year’s prestigious Silver Scroll Award, missing out to fellow North Shore artist Lorde.
As a Rangitoto College student, Cy met Vanessa, of Northcote College, in the Queen City Big Band.
After reconnecting in Britain several years later, they began playing music together again, Vanessa, 31, says.
Their album How Red Is The Blood was recorded in Nashville, widely known as the country music capital of the United States. Vanessa says they hope to record their follow-up album at year’s end.
Making music: Vanessa McGowan and Cy Winstanley of two-piece folkpop group Tattletale Saints.