A Celebration of Bluegrass: Zoe & Cloyd with PineCone Bluegrass Camp Students

Friday, 2017, June 23 - 6:00pm
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC 27513

A Celebration of Bluegrass has become a favorite annual summer tradition in Cary. Students from PineCone's and the Town of Cary's Bluegrass Camps for Youth take center stage at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to demonstrate what they've learned in a week of camps, and their performance is followed by a performance from another North Carolina band. This year Zoe & Cloyd will perform as part of the Town of Cary's Starlight Concert Series

Students ages 8-16 will have spent a week learning bluegrass styles of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and songwriting, and this concert gives them the opportunity to demonstrate what they've learned over the course of the camps for their families, friends, and the whole community. At the end of the week, this culminating concert is a highlight of the program for both the audience and students showcasing accomplishments from the week. Come prepared to be inspired!

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 is well known for his haunting mountain voice as well as his instrumental prowess and award-winning songwriting. He is a previous winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and a recipient of an Artist Fellowship for songwriting from 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 session musician.

Share an evening celebrating one of North Carolina’s cultural treasures - bluegrass - with your friends, families, and community. Bring blankets, cushions, lawn chairs, picnic baskets (no alcohol!), and sunscreen, and enjoy an evening of live music under the stars.

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Free and open to the public
Promotional photo of Zoe & Cloyd: John Cloyd Miller with guitar and Natalya Zoe Weinstein on fiddle, sharing an old-style microphone.