With music that combines folk, country, old-time and bluegrass, Asheville, NC-based Zoe & Cloyd have created music with deep roots, but a modern message. The duo has now signed with Organic Recordsand is bringing their spirited songwriting to their third album, due out later this year.
"We're super excited to be working with Organic Records on the release of our thirdZoe & Cloyd album," says Natalya Zoe Weinstein. "They have been really enthusiastic about our music and message, and it's great to have a supportive team of people behind this project."
Zoe & Cloyd take their diverse musical backgrounds and seamlessly weave them into a collection of emotive music with modern and traditional elements. From southern harmony duets to eclectic instrumentals, Zoe & Cloyd give new energy to traditional music.
The husband and wife duo have begun recording at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC and are joined on the upcoming album by Kevin Kehrberg on bass and Bennett Sullivan on banjo. Keep an eye out for new music from Zoe & Cloyd this spring and summer.
About 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, NC music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, in spring of 2017. Highlighting their emotive songwriting and signature harmonies, this album showcased 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), was met with high acclaim and the pair has continued to gain momentum with a 1st place win at the prestigious FreshGrass Festival Duo Contest along with performances at MerleFest, Music City Roots and more.
John Cloyd Miller's foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time music coupled with his modern sensibility combine to make him a natural musician and performer. A twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler and NC Folk Heritage Award winner Jim Shumate, his Appalachian roots run deep. John 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.
Natalya Zoe Weinstein also comes from a musical family: her father is a 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, Natalya is a sought after instructor and is in high demand as a teacher and session musician.