Giri & Uma Peters
Giri and Uma Peters - Giri and Uma Peters- Giri (age 13) and Uma (age 10) 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 Dobro master Jerry Douglas, IBMA guitar player of the year Molly Tuttle, and blues harmonica great Phil Wiggins and have jammed with practically everybody who is anybody in acoustic music! MacArthur Genius Grant awardee and former Carolina Chocolate Drop, Rhiannon Giddens,who has befriended and taken a deep interest in these two, recently recorded with them on their soulful, deep collaboration, “How to Help the World” This song, pinned by Uma and melodically arranged by Giri, was released as a digital single and published on the Folk Alliance International Conference CD for 2018. These gifted and very busy young folks continue to perform at festivals and venues all over the country while maintaining a school presence and continuing to “just be kids”.