Zoe & Cloyd (2023)

A superb blend of bluegrass, folk and klezmer from North Carolina

Zoe & Cloyd is a duo made up of renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist John Cloyd Miller, who hail from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains. Coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John is a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate (a member of the Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s). Long-time fixtures on the lively Asheville music scene, the multi-talented couple founded Zoe & Cloyd back in 2015.

“A musical collaboration that demands to be heard.” – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

Zoe & Cloyd have been performing their engaging brand of “New Appalachian Music” across the USA since then, delighting audiences with their soaring harmonies, outstanding musicianship and heartfelt songwriting. They  seamlessly combine original folk, old-time and bluegrass with dashes of klezmer – a unique and compelling blend that acknowledges their diverse personal roots and musical influences. Zoe & Cloyd’s recordings have met with high praise, and their much-anticipated fourth album Rebuild was released on Organic Records in summer 2021 (featuring Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Kevin Kehrberg on double bass). The duo was also featured on the PBS television show David Holt’s State of Music last year. 

Natalya and John are also experienced music tutors and are extremely knowledgeable about the context and history of traditional Appalachian Music. They have presented workshops across the USA and they both teach in the music programmes at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. John is a winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and a recipient of North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship. We first met Natalya and John back in 2018 when they were showcasing at the International Bluegrass Music Association conference in North Carolina, and were knocked out by their music. After having to cancel 2020 tour plans due to the pandemic, we’re very excited to be booking Zoe & Cloyd UK dates for 2023.

Now booking UK tour dates for late May/early June 2023. Please contact us to offer a gig booking or for more details.