Adventurous, accomplished American folk & roots music
Thanks to everyone who came out to see this sensational duo
|Ashington, West Sussex
|Music at the Buildings SOLD OUT
|Carberrys SOLD OUT
|Fishery Wharf Cafe
|Cafe#9 SOLD OUT
|The Carlile Institute (concert +workshop) LOW TICKET WARNING
|Ruskins, hosted by American Roots in Cumbria
|Helsby Golf Club (contact us for ticket details)
|The Bank Vault
|Bristol Folk House
|Chidham Village Hall
|Green Note Note evening show SOLD OUT but matinee show added! Bank Hol Monday afternoon
Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves are both leading lights in the younger generation of roots musicians. They’re appearing this February on the Transatlantic Sessions live tour, which tells you all you need to know about their exceptional talents and reputation on the roots music scene. Together, Allison and Tatiana create a sound that’s adventurous, masterful and original, whilst still paying homage to the best of Appalachian traditions.
Renowned Canadian clawhammer banjoist Allison de Groot is also celebrated for her peerless musicianship as a member of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and in her duo with step dancer Nic Gareiss. Originally from Winnipeg, Allison gained a performance degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has toured all over the world with her various projects. Phenomenal American fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves is known for her mastery of multiple fiddle styles including bluegrass, old time, folk and country, and has performed and recorded with luminaries including Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Bruce Molsky and Jake Blount. Tatiana also played on the Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, and released her own solo original instrumental suite Soledad in 2021. The duo’s 2019 debut album showcased their hugely impressive musicianship and reflected on the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music. It garnered glowing reviews, including from Rolling Stone and Folk Radio UK, and won “Best Bluegrass Album” from the Independent Music Awards.
Allison and Tatiana’s second album, 2022’s Hurricane Clarice, sees the two musicians exploring more personal influences and themes, and showcases Allison and Tatiana at the height of their powers. The repertoire on this latest release comes from field recordings, old hymns, and LPs, and also from modern literary sources and original compositions; a delightful mix of the old and the new which appeared in many end-of-year “best music of 2022” lists. For Allison and Tatiana, traditional music is a way to interpret our uncertain times, and draw artistic inspiration and power from the sources of meaning in their lives. In concert, Allison and Tatiana create compelling performances that take the banjo and fiddle duet to another level. We can’t wait to welcome this sensational duo back for their own headline tour of the UK this May!