“We’re not dating, but we’ve come to trust each other in such a way that when people look at us they think, ‘Oh, they’re so close. They must be a couple.’ But an intimate relationship doesn’t have to be sexual—he turns me on intellectually and we wholeheartedly enjoy each other’s company. We feel that we’re each other’s surrogate true loves.”
Ariel and Mia Friedman are two sisters who have an insatiable love for fiddle music and Americana. In fact, they love it so much they teach it — not just because the genre carries a particular liveliness to it, but because of its tradition of bringing people together.