Giri (age 14) and Uma (age 12) Peters are an Indian-American  brother/sister duo from Nashville, TN. 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. 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