Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves are on the leading edge of a generation of old-time, bluegrass and contemporary acoustic players who are pulling apart old narratives while acknowledging the diversity that has always existed in the genre. Together, de Groot, known for her intricate clawhammer banjo work with Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls, and fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves (Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis) produce an original, adventurous sound that honors its roots. From her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, de Groot has toured the world, performing with various groups at the Newport Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, SMF and the Tonder Festival in Denmark. In 2012 and 2013, Hargreaves participated in SMF’s Acoustic Music Seminar. She currently teaches bluegrass fiddle at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.