Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Fiddle & Banjo Duets Workshop
January 26, 2019
In this workshop we will explore the different ways that the banjo and fiddle work together. We will listen and analyze different recordings of our favorite banjo-fiddle duos and discuss the history of instruments as a pair. We will spend time separated by instrument, and then some time working all together.
Allison de Groot: Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound – unique and full of personality. Although firmly rooted in old-time and music, she loves to collaborate and create outside this genre, pushing the boundaries of the clawhammer banjo. She is currently performing with Bruce Molsky’s new project Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls.
Tatiana Hargreaves: Over the past eight years, Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. Since releasing her first solo album “Started Out To Ramble” in 2009, Tatiana has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, and Bruce Molsky. From being the second woman to place first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease.