September 5, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Music at the Frist: Old-time musicians Giri and Uma Peters

Cafe ~ FREE

  • Giri and Uma Peters

    Photo by Rob Taber

  • Uma Peters

    Photo by Troy Phillips

  • Giri Peters

    Photo by Troy Phillips

  • Giri and Uma perform "Pretty Little Girl" and "The Cuckoo" at TedX Nashville

Giri (age 14) and Uma (age 11) Peters are an Indian-American  brother/sister duo from Nashville. These award-winning multi-instrumentalists - Giri on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, and Uma on clawhammer and gourd banjo - have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of old-time, folk, and roots music. Although young in age, their musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years. They have attracted the attention of MacArthur Genius Grant awardee Rhiannon Giddens, who is acting as a master artist for Uma as part of the apprenticeship program in traditional arts through the Tennessee Arts Commission. They have had the privilege of playing with dobro master Jerry Douglas, the "Duke of Folk" Dan Zanes, and blues harmonica great Phil Wiggins. Giri and Uma have performed at festivals around the country.

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