Giri (age 13) 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 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 also had the privilege of playing with dobro master Jerry Douglas, the "Duke of Folk" Dan Zanes, and blues harmonica great Phil Wiggins. They are also mentored by bluegrass fiddler Deanie Richardson (Sister Sadie). 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