Tatiana Hargreaves

Bluegrass, Old Time

Tatiana Hargreaves is one of the young lions of the old time and new acoustic music scene. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest but now lives in Durham, NC. Along the way she’s played with Alice Gerrard, Gillian Welch, Billy Strings, Laurie Lewis, Bruce Molsky and Jake Blount. She’s currently teaching bluegrass fiddle at UNC-Chapel Hill and tours with banjo player Allison de Groot.

Bluegrass Situation wrote “…de Groot and Hargreaves are committed to making music that tells the full, unrevised, unabridged history of American roots music, with overt attribution to the amazingly diverse humans who pioneered these vernacular art forms. An old-time standard isn’t just an old-time standard, after all, and this fantastically talented pair of pickers demonstrate that.”

Paste Magazine called her project with Allison a “…can’t miss pair in 2019.”

Rolling Stone Magazine listed their version of “Beaufort County Jail” as one of the 10 Best Country and Americana Songs to hear.

Tatiana plays in the band Hard Drive with Sonya Badigian, Aaron Tacke and Nokosee Fields. The Bluegrass Situation wrote that the band is “…delightful subversion of our expectations of what traditional bluegrass is supposed to be.” The band played one of PineCone’s first post-pandemic Square Dances at Transfer Co Food Hall.

Tatiana is also a sought after teacher having lead workshops for PineCone, Swannanoa Gathering, Augusta and at the Rocky Grass Academy. In 2022 Tatiana lead a workshop with Joseph Decosimo that explored the fiddle/banjo duo form that remains central to the old time sound in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Tatiana has a Masters of Library & Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an academic she compiled a research guide to UNC Libraries archival and published holdings related to Elizabeth Cotten.