Winter's Tune: Zoe & Cloyd with Special Guests Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey
Friday January 19, 7:00 pm
Broyhill Chapel on the campus of Mars Hill University
Warm up on a cold winters night with some old-time fiddling and mountain harmonies. Award-winning duo Zoe & Cloyd will be joined by two young fiddlers, Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey, who are carrying on the fine fiddling traditions of Madison County.
Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio Red June, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller recently released their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, which highlights their signature harmonies and has guest appearances from Will Straughan and Jens Kruger. Zoe & Cloyds 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.
A twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass A twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler and NC Folk Heritage Award winner Jim Shumate, John Cloyd Millers 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 countrys 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.
At 13 and 14 years old, Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey are each carrying on the fiddling traditions of Madison County and western North Carolina. Lillian is from Weaverville and plays both classical violin and fiddle. She is a student of famed-fiddler Arvil Freeman and frequently plays with Grammy-award winner Bobby Hicks and Roger Howell. Rhiannon lives in Madison County and studied fiddle with Natalya Weinstein and Arvil Freeman. Both have played at Shindig on the Green, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of Appalachia Festival at Mars Hill University.
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Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University (View)
265 Cascade Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754
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