Exceptional traditional American roots music with a twist
Thanks to everyone who made Allison & Tatiana’s debut UK tour a massive success!
|Bere Regis, Dorset
|Drax Arms Folk Club *SOLD OUT*
|Rosslyn Court house concert
|Steyning, West Sussex
|House concert *SOLD OUT*
|The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
|Clacton on Sea
|The Wendy House – house concert & workshop *SOLD OUT*
|Great Gransden, Cambridge
|Reading Room *SOLD OUT*
|Carberrys *SOLD OUT*
|Grateful Fred’s house concert
|Cafe #9 *SOLD OUT*
|The Carlile Institute *SOLD OUT*
|Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
|Fishery Wharf Café *SOLD OUT*
Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass, this impressive duo features two gifted young musicians who are already leading lights in the new generation of American roots music. We’re very excited to be bringing Tatiana and Allison to the UK for their first European duo tour! Talented banjoist Allison De Groot has made a name for herself for her intricate clawhammer work in Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and as a member of powerful quartet The Goodbye Girls (alongside Molly Tuttle). Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Allison gained a performance degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has since toured all over the world, playing festivals from Celtic Connections to Rockygrass and Denmark’s Tønder Festival. Tatiana Hargreaves is a phenomenal old time and bluegrass fiddler. Based in North Carolina, Tatiana was a fiddle prodigy from a young age and has toured with luminaries including Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Bruce Molsky. Tatiana also contributed her bluegrass fiddling to Laurie Lewis’ Grammy nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions. She released her first solo album in 2009 and has gained acclaim for duo projects with award winning old time musician Jake Blount and with superstar bassist Ethan Jodziewicz.
Together, Allison and Tatiana create a sound that is adventurous, masterful and original, whilst still paying homage to the best of Appalachian traditions. Their self-titled debut album not only showcases their hugely impressive musicianship, but also reflects on the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music. Alongside classic tunes, the duo performs lesser-known American fiddle and banjo songs from the likes of African-American duo Nathan Frazier & Frank Patterson and bluegrass pioneer Alice Gerrard. In live performance, Allison and Tatiana create scintillating, foot-tapping music, taking the banjo and fiddle duet to another level!