ZOE & CLOYD andTHE HONEY DEWDROPS Appearing Sun Oct 29th 2017 at 7:30pm



Tickets:
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
(Kids half price)




A night of duos with Zoe & Cloyd and The Honey Dewdrops:

After meeting each other in 2010 at the Shakori Hills Music Festival in Pittsboro, NC, Natalya and John (Zoe & Cloyd) and Laura and Kagey (The Honey Dewdrops) became fast friends and musical peers and have shared stages together up and down the east coast. There is a musical compatability between these two groups that blends seamless harmonies with outstanding, original songwriting while also paying homage to their musical roots in the Old-Time, Bluegrass, Old Country and Klezmer genres. 

It is truly a joy when these friends come together. Come out to White Horse Black Mountain for a set from each duo and then a finale in which you'll see why the 2 pairs have continued to let their musical friendships blossom and evolve over the last 7 years.







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 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. The new record 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), met with high acclaim and the pair have 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.


1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest

A musical collaboration that demands to be heard.” – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

Eyes Brand New named one of the “Ten Best Roots Music Releases of 2017 (so far)″by No Depression Magazine

Debut duet album Equinox named one of the “Outstanding Duo Albums of 2015″ by No Depression Magazine



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 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.






About THE HONEY DEWDROPS

"Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. " - SING OUT!

"Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway." - ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

"Just one of the highlights from the outstanding Tangled Country, a collection of often sad but still hopeful songs, 'Same Old' mines some of the territory of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with lilting banjo, gorgeous harmonies and tasteful pedal steel, and exemplifies this duo's simple yet beautiful music." —FREDDY JENKINS, FOR NPR MUSIC'S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2015


Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.