Zoe & Cloyd 2022

By Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation (other events)

Saturday, June 25 2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM EST

Zoe & Cloyd with guests The Burnett Sisters Band with Colin Ray at The Blue Ridge Music Center 

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. Both Natalya and John are instructors in the Traditional Music Program at Warren Wilson College.

Long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, in 2021 Zoe & Cloyd appeared in Season 5 of the nationally syndicated PBS show, David Holt’s State of Music. Their fourth studio album, Rebuild was released on Organic Records in October 2021. Zoe & Cloyd delight audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk with sincerity and zeal. They often perform with a wonderful band that includes 2021 IBMA award winner Kevin Kehrberg on bass and 2019 IBMA momentum award winner Bennett Sullivan on banjo.

Growing up playing music together in Boone, North Carolina, the sisters' sound is focused around the type of breathtaking vocal harmonies that can only come from the unique bond shared by siblings, expertly complemented by tight instrumental arrangements and a bona fide love of the traditional songs they play.

To assign a genre to The Burnett Sisters Band with Colin Ray would be to oversimplify the breadth of their musical influences – at a typical show, an old-time fiddle tune might be followed by a Patty Loveless song, a driving bluegrass standard or a soaring a capella gospel harmony number. 

With a repertoire that's equal parts old-time and bluegrass, country and gospel, this Billboard charting band navigates the diverse source material effortlessly, diving into the songs with an attention to detail and an appreciation for nuance that lends an authenticity and a feeling of genuine expression rarely matched in today's traditional music.

With the release of their 2020 record, Long Way From Home, The Burnett Sisters Band has captured a snapshot of their eclectic live sound in the studio.  The Burnett Sisters Band's freshman offering captures the polished, professional feel of their live shows that have wowed audiences across the country, and already the album is making waves, landing at #1 on the Airplay Direct charts and hitting #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album charts.


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