Zoe & Cloyd February 22, 2020, 7:30 pm
with Laurelyn Dossett in The Crown!
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd are 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.
Long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, Zoe & Cloyd’s eagerly anticipated third studio album, I Am Your Neighbor, produced by Jon Weisberger, was released on Organic Records in September 2019. Their 2017 recording, Eyes Brand New, as well as their debut album, Equinox, both met with high praise and the pair have continued to gain momentum with their brand of “New Appalachian Music” at performances and festivals all across the country. 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.
Zoe & Cloyd are joined by Kevin Kehrberg on bass and Bennett Sullivan on banjo and guitar. Kevin is a master of the upright bass, having performed jazz, bluegrass and old-time music all over the world from Indonesia to Kyrgyzstan, Japan and beyond. He is a much sought after session player and the chair of the music department at Warren Wilson College. Bennett Sullivan is also highly regarded performer and educator, a 2019 IBMA Momentum Award winner, and the originator of the online teaching platform, Tunefox. A veteran of countless stages, Bennett has toured with many bluegrass greats and performed with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell in their Broadway musical production, Bright Star.
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Singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives and writes in Stokes County, NC. Her songs have appeared in film and television and have been recorded by many artists including Grammy-winners Levon Helm and Rhiannon Giddens. Through her songwriting, Laurelyn has been a voice for social justice and environmental activism in North Carolina and beyond. She founded and continues to host the annual “Songs of Hope and Justice” at the North Carolina Folk Festival.
Laurelyn has taught songwriting and singing at the Augusta Heritage Center, as well as at many universities, workshops and festivals. She is the recipient of the Betty Cone Medal of Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship for songwriting, a winner of the Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest, and has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Laurelyn also writes for theatre, having partnered with Triad Stage’s Preston Lane on six plays-with-music. In 2018 she premiered Leaving Eden at Playmaker’s with playwright Mike Wiley. Her song cycle, The Gathering: A Winter’s Tale in Six Songs will be performed in November 2019 by the Winston-Salem Symphony.
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