Zoe & Cloyd at Blue Ridge Music Center

Photo by Sandlin Gaither


Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
Music Center Road
Galax, VA 24333

Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is composed of  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, Weinstein trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. Miller, a 12th generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, earned first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council. Both Weinstein and Miller are instructors in the Traditional Music Program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Longtime fixtures of the Asheville, N.C. music scene, in 2021 Zoe & Cloyd appeared in Season 5 of the PBS show, David Holt’s State of Music. Their fourth studio album, Rebuild, was released on Organic Records in October 2021. 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. They often perform with a band that includes 2021 IBMA award winner Kevin Kehrberg on bass and 2019 IBMA Momentum Award winner Bennett Sullivan on banjo.

The Burnett Sisters’ sound is focused around the type of breathtaking vocal harmonies that can only come from the unique bond shared by siblings, expertly complemented by tight instrumental arrangements and a bona fide love of the traditional songs they play. To assign a genre to group would be to oversimplify the breadth of their musical influences: at a typical show, an old-time fiddle tune might be followed by a Patty Loveless song, a driving bluegrass standard or a soaring a capella gospel harmony number. With the release of their 2020 record, Long Way From Home, The Burnett Sisters Band has captured the professional feel of their live shows that have wowed audiences across the country.

Tickets are $20 adults, free for children 12 and younger.


Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.