Zoe & Cloyd bring bluegrass-inspired acoustic music to Hamden’s Best Video March 16
Published 5:48 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018
HAMDEN — North Carolina-based Zoe & Cloyd — that’s Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller — play bluegrass-inspired Americana music, with a few twists along the way.
Longtime performers on the Asheville, North Carolina, music scene, Zoe & Cloyd are a couple, and will perform March 16 in a GuitartownCT show at Best Video Film & Cultural Center.
They were founding members of American trio Red June, and began performing as a duo in 2015 after the birth of their daughter.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at guitartownct.com. Best Video Film & Cultural Center is located at 1842 Whitney Ave. in Hamden.
Weinstein comes from a line of klezmer and jazz musicians and is a classically trained violinist turned bluegrass fiddler. Miller is the grandson of legendary bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate. He plays several stringed instruments, but primarily guitar. The two alternate singing lead and harmony.
Zoe & Cloyd’s 2015 debut album, “Equinox,” was well received and they took first place in the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest, while also performing at festivals ranging from MerleFest to Music City Roots. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called Zoe & Cloyd “a musical collaboration that demands to be heard.”
The duo released its second album, “Eyes Brand New,” in April 2017. No Depression Magazine named it one of the outstanding roots music releases of 2017.