Join our guests Allison DeGroot and Tatiana Hargreaves for opening night of Season 8 of The Floyd Radio Show on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show.
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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. Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Rockygrass, Hardly Strictly, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Tønder Festival. The music scene in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, immersion in Appalachian old-time communities, a performance degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and touring extensively throughout North America and Europe have all had a great impact on her playing. She is currently performing with Bruce Molsky’s new project Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls and Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves.
Tatiana Hargreaves grew up playing violin in Oregon, but steeping herself in the archives of Appalachian music and studying with the masters, she has become a well-known name in the world of old-time music. In 2009, she became the second woman to win first place at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, and since that time, she has toured with a number of prominent musicians, including Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Bruce Molsky, and Darol Anger. She released her first solo album, “Started Out To Ramble,” in 2009, and more recently, she played on Laurie Lewis’s Grammy-nominated album, “The Hazel And Alice Sessions.” Tatiana, who has a degree in Ethnomusicology from Hampshire College, is dedicated to respecting and preserving old-time and bluegrass traditions while simultaneously seeking her own musical voice and exploring new ways of approaching these styles.