Zoe & Cloyd
Springing from rich and complementary traditions of Klezmer and bluegrass, fiddler & vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist & vocalist John Cloyd Miller seamlessly combine original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk with sincerity and zeal.
Descending from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before discovering old-time and bluegrass and moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a gifted singer and songwriter, placing 1st in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest.
Long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, the pair were founding members of the lauded roots trio, Red June, later shifting to Zoe & Cloyd after the birth of their daughter in 2015.
Their recently released fifth studio album, “Songs of Our Grandfathers,” was inspired by the 1995 album by David Grisman and Andy Statman entitled, “Songs of Our Fathers,” a beautiful project composed of Jewish and klezmer music. Zoe & Cloyd conceived of their album in a similar vein, albeit with klezmer and bluegrass, as an homage to their grandfathers and their unique musical legacies.