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Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Friday, May 20, 2022 7:30 pm at The Abbey Bar @ABC

About This Event:

Allison and Tatiana are one of the most celebrated duos on the American Roots Music scene. They put a richly original spin on old traditions, with authentic vocals, intricate clawhammer banjo and explosive fiddling. Don't miss these two rising stars!

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

photo by Tasha Miller

Allison and Tatiana are one of the most celebrated duos on the American Roots Music scene. They put a richly original spin on old traditions, with authentic vocals, intricate clawhammer banjo and explosive fiddling. Don't miss these two rising stars!

Allison de Groot

Allison de Groot Tony Trischka says: "Allison has it all... great clawhammer technique, exquisite tone, timing, taste. She has deep roots in the old time tradition and yet she's fearless when it comes to breaking new ground. It's a thrill whenever I get a chance to play with her.”

Tatiana Hargreaves

Tatiana Hargreaves Tim O’Brien says: “Tatiana has her feet planted firmly in tradition and in recent years has flowered into an artist of increasing originality. She's one to watch.”

With praise like that from masters of American roots music, you know you're in for a treat with this concert. Read on to learn more about Allison and Tatiana.

OPENER: Tanner Bingaman

Tanner Bingaman

Before Allison and Tatiana take the stage, enjoy an opening set from our 2021 SFMS Emerging Artist Showcase Winner!

Tanner Bingaman is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo and harmonica) who performs original "folkmush" and arrangements of traditional mountain tunes.

Tanner's the real roots-music deal. A vegetable farmer, rock climber, barefoot walker, and river guide, he once saved the family dog from a rattlesnake. And we were pleased to hear that Tanner's band Seldom Said No just won a Central PA Music Award.

LEADERS OF THE NEW GENERATION

Allison de Groot is known for her intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky. Tatiana Hargreaves has brought powerhouse fiddling to the stage with Laurie Lewis and David Rawlings in addition to teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Their first self-titled duo album, released in 2019, garnered attention from CBC Q, Paste Magazine and Rolling Stone Country, earning the duo the Independent Music Awards “Best Bluegrass Album” and a nomination from IBMA for “Best Liner Notes of the Year.”

The duo has been booked at festivals and venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC, and Red Wing Roots Music Festival.

The repertoire on their newest record, Hurricane Clarice, comes from field recordings, old hymns and LPs, but it also comes from modern literary sources and original compositions from Allison and Tatiana: a delightful mix of the old and the new.

Together they create a sound that is adventurous, masterful, and original, as they expand on the eccentricities of old songs, while never losing sight of what makes them endure. They celebrate the constantly shifting spirit of traditional music.

Allison & Tatiana play "Hurricane Clarice" and "I Would Not Live Always"
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
Opening performer Tanner Bingaman with two of his original songs
Tanner Bingaman

Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Opening Act at 7 pm

General ticket info

Venue

Gallery Stage, The Abbey Bar, Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Free parking behind the building.

This is a sit-down concert in a listening-room environment.

Join us for dinner and conversation downstairs before the show!

The Gallery is located at the back of The Abbey Bar on the second floor.

COVID Safety Policy

As of May 8, 2022, masks are now optional at SFMS events. But for the health and safety of our patrons and performers, SFMS still requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Please check back as needed; our COVID policy will adapt as the situation changes.

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