Giri (age 14) and Uma (age 11) 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, releases May 31, 2019. Giri and Uma have performed at festivals around country. 

 

 

Uma and Giri Peters are already making a splash in the roots music world.”

— Juli Thanki - The Tennessean