1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest
Eyes Brand New named one of the “Outstanding Roots Music Releases of 2017″ by No Depression Magazine
“Favorite Musical Picks of 2017″ – Lisa Snedeker, Huffington Post
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, husband-and-wife duo 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 line of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts while John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian, is the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June and long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC music scene, the couple shifted to their duet project after the birth of their daughter in 2015.
With deep roots in American music, Zoe & Cloyd released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, in April 2017. Highlighting their emotive songwriting and signature harmonies, this new recording finds the duo returning to a full band sound with Kevin Kehrberg on bass, and special appearances from Will Straughan of Red June on dobro and Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers on banjo. Eyes Brand New showcases 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), also met with high acclaim and the pair have continued to gain momentum with performances at festivals and events all across the country. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine agrees, proclaiming Zoe & Cloyd as “a musical collaboration that demands to be heard.”