2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees in both Traditional Album of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year, Allison and Tatiana are rising stars in the US and Canadian folk music world. Individually they are both leaders in the young generation of roots musicians, de Groot being known for intricate clawhammer banjo work with Bruce Molsky, and Hargreaves bringing 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 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, and Winnipeg Folk Festival. The repertoire on Hurricane Clarice comes from Canadian and US field recordings, old hymns, and LPs, but it also from modern literary sources and original compositions from the two, a delightful mix of the old and the new. For these two master musicians, traditional banjo and fiddle music is a way to interpret our uncertain times.