Tatiana Hargreaves with Hoot & Holler

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Venue: Capitol Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 120 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Admission: Free


Teaming up on stage together are phenomenal fiddle player Tatiana Hargreaves and string band duo Hoot & Holler, featuring the talents of Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo).

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, Hargreaves 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. Hargreaves dedicates herself to learning about the history and culture of music and respecting traditional old time and bluegrass while simultaneously seeking her own voice and exploring new ways of approaching these styles. This comes across in her educating and performing, engaging the audience with the very questions she contemplates about tradition, innovation, and positionality. 

After touring as a member of Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands and finishing her degree at Hampshire College, Hargreaves now makes her home in Durham, North Carolina where she is spending time with Alice Gerrard and helping out with the documentary in progress You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard. She started recording her most recent project with clawhammer banjo innovator Allison de Groot (Molsky’s Mountain Drifters) earlier this year. Hargreaves also teaches and performs locally and hosts the monthly PineCone youth bluegrass jam in Raleigh. 

The band name Hoot and Holler is a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene, they spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van "Irene." Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Also look for them in the Dance Tent on Friday, where they'll be playing for a square dance and a clogging workshop!