Allison de Groot

Manitoba

Allison de Groot

Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill, and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound–unique and full of personality.  Her collaborations with musicians such as Tatiana Hargreaves, Bruce Molsky, and Nic Gareiss provide spaces to explore the role of clawhammer banjo. Allison has toured all over the world, performing at events including Newport Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Rockygrass, Hardly Strictly, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival. Shaped by the music scene in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, Allison also holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston where she attended on the Slaight Family Scholarship, and has been awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Eisenson Family Prize for Excellence in American Roots Music. Her album with Tatiana Hargreaves won Best Bluegrass Album from the Independent Music Awards and was nominated for Liner Notes of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Allison will be performing in a duo with percussive dancer Nic Gareiss.

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