Somewhere at the intersection of old-time music, bluegrass, and Piedmont Blues, is the unique and amazing sound of acoustic musicians, Giri (age 14) and Uma Peters (age 12). These Indian-American siblings from Nashville, TN are award-winning multi-instrumentalists - Giri on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and Uma on clawhammer and gourd banjo. They have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of music and songwriting. Although young in age, their musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years. Their first album together, entitled Origins, released May 31, 2019. Giri and Uma have performed at festivals around country. 

 

 

The new heart, face, and soul of old-time music is Giri and Uma Peters!”

— Abigail Washburn

So proud of this young lady, Uma Peters. Her and her brother were just featured on NPR music for their amazing musicianship. It has been an honor having her as a student....Girl can PLAY!”

— Rhiannon Giddens