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.
In Tatiana's most recent project, she joins forces with clawhammer banjo innovator Allison de Groot (Molsky’s Mountain Drifters). 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. The duo not only showcases impressive musicianship, but reflects on which voices we seek to hear as we explore the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music. Their debut, self-titled album released with Free Dirt Records is a powerful opening statement, one not to be missed! You can order the album HERE.
“Tatiana Hargreaves is a versatile, powerful, and deep musician. Not “just” a damn good fiddler. These days, it’s rare to find a combination of great technique and something worthwhile to say. The Hoss has it all. ”
— LAURIE LEWIS
As an educator, Tatiana draws upon her performing experience as well as her academic background to combine history with musical technique and stylistic commentary, engaging her students with more than just the tunes. She currently teaches bluegrass fiddle at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has taught at music camps such as the Rockygrass Academy and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. She has also presented about the history of old-time and bluegrass music at institutions such as Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and El Institute Superior del Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. To learn more about Tatiana's teaching, visit her teaching page.