“two of the foremost old-time virtuosos on the scene today, executing these timeless songs and melodies with a clean and straightforward approach that sacrifices neither innovative thought nor modern embellishments to do so. ” - The Bluegrass Situation
‘the banjo and fiddle combine over time to transform the listener to a different plane.’ - No Depression
‘Two top-shelf players who present as one living, breathing organism when they play together. Here, they weave climate anxiety, string-band traditions, literary influences and family histories—even recordings of their grandmas—into a sound that churns and drones and smolders as it barrels into the unknown.’ - Bandcamp Daily
Their clawhammer banjo-fiddle music is haunting, meditative and demands repeat listenings. It’s somehow both traditional and forward thinking.” - fretboard journal
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves are on the forefront of the old time music scene, appealing to a wide audience from Gen Z to seasoned folkies. They instantly captivate audiences with their dynamic and electrifying fiddle and clawhammer banjo music, which spans traditional tunes to their own seasoned instrumental song writing.
As rich storytellers, they weave history with modern themes that provoke the listener to engage in an internal conversation that unfolds over the duo’s powerful and subtle soundtrack of masterful music.
Since the release of their sophomore album “Hurricane Clarice” (Free Dirt, 2022), they have been nominated for a Juno under “Traditional Roots Album of the Year” and won “Best Instrumental Group of the Year” and “Best Traditional Album of the Year” from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
They are individually recognized as leaders in the young generation of roots musicians. De Groot is known for intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky, as well as for receiving a nomination for "Instrumentalist of the Year" (2023) by the Americana Music Association. Hargreaves is know for bringing powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Laurie Lewis and David Rawlings in addition to teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill.
They thrive in diverse spaces such as listening rooms, clubs, theaters, and festivals and have gained a substantial following from playing at Newport Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Transatlantic Sessions, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Pickathon, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival.
Don't miss the chance to book Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves as they storm the roots music scene.