Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council. In addition to performing, both Natalya and John are instructors in the Traditional Music Program at Warren Wilson College.
Long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, Zoe & Cloyd’s eagerly anticipated third studio album, I Am Your Neighbor, produced by Jon Weisberger, was released on Organic Records in September 2019. In 2020, they were the first artists featured in Will & Deni Films’ Pandemic Arts Series, and they will appear in Season 5 of the nationally syndicated PBS show, David Holt’s State of Music in 2021. Zoe & Cloyd electrify audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time, and folk with sincerity and zeal.
“A musical collaboration that demands to be heard.” – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine