Zoe & Cloyd

Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio Red June, and long-time veterans of the Asheville music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller recently released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, which has received glowing reviews from publications including the venerable No Depression. Highlighting their emotive songwriting and signature harmonies, Eyes Brand New showcases the breadth of their collective musical spirit, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time, and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal. Zoe & Cloyd’s debut recording, Equinox (2015), met with high acclaim as well. The duo also earned first place at the prestigious FreshGrass Festival Duo Contest in 2015; in addition, they have performed at MerleFest, Music City Roots, and more.

Miller's Appalachian roots run deep - he is a twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler and NC Folk Heritage Award winner Jim Shumate. Miller's foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time music coupled with his modern sensibility combine to make him a natural musician and performer. He is well known for his haunting mountain voice as well as his instrumental prowess and award-winning songwriting. He is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and a recipient of an Artist Fellowship for songwriting by the North Carolina Arts Council.

Weinstein also comes from a musical family: her father is master jazz pianist and her grandfather, originally from Russia, was a professional klezmer musician. She is an accomplished fiddler in a variety of styles as well as an inspired singer and songwriter. While trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts, she has spent many years fine-tuning her bluegrass and old-time fiddling with some of the country’s top traditional musicians. Now a mentor to many young players, Weinstein is a sought after instructor who is in high demand as a teacher and a session musician.

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