Month: July 2019

Zoe & Cloyd Performing at Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park August 10 at 6pm

The Town of Weaverville is pleased to host the August 10 concert of the 2nd Saturday Summer Series featuring Zoe & Cloyd! Join us in the Main Street Nature Park to relax and enjoy talented musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic while listening to traditional tunes! Contact Town Hall at (828) 645-7116 for additional information or with questions.

About Zoe & Cloyd:
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is 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.

As founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, the couple shifted focus to Zoe & Cloyd in 2015. Their debut recording, Equinox, as well as their 2017 album, Eyes Brand New, 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 folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal. Their eagerly anticipated third studio album, produced by Jon Weisberger, will be released on Organic Records in September 2019.

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

“Favorite Musical Picks of 2017″ – Lisa Snedeker, Huffington Post

1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest

2nd Saturday Summer Series: Traditional Tunes at Twilight

Mark your calendars to join the Town as we host the 2nd Saturday Summer Series from 6pm-8pm in Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park from June-September 2019. You can access the Park from Pine Street or park in the municipal parking lot off Main Street and enter the park from the stairs there.

Kare Strong and The Chase Sisters will share the stage from 6-8 p.m. at Traditional Tunes at Twilight, in Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Kare Strong is a singer/songwriter who makes “simple, loving music in the treasured old styles from plainer times”, according to Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton.  She has released two CDs in conjunction with Grammy Award winner Josh Goforth, and her lyrical and poetic music from these albums is written with the whole family in mind, and the songs are about friendship, generosity, goodwill, innocence, and most of all, love.

Lillian Chase is a 15-year old native of Weaverville, and she will be joined onstage by her 13-year old sister, Sara Nell Chase.  The Chase Sisters play harmony fiddle, a mixture of the old-time and bluegrass music that is historic to these mountains, and they interweave instrumentation with sweet harmony vocals and ballads.  Lillian played at Merlefest in 2018, and her concert on the Song of the Mountains stage in Marion, VA, will air later this year on PBS stations nationwide.