Across the Blue Ridge #56- Zoe & Cloyd

Across the Blue Ridge #56- Zoe & Cloyd

3:00pm Jan 20, 2017
John Cloyd Miller and Natalya Zoe Weinstein are Zoe & Cloyd, a North Carolina-based roots music duo embodying the modern American musical story of multiple backgrounds and influences.
Paul Brown

This week we visit with Zoe & Cloyd, an acclaimed North Carolina roots duo whose combined musical heritage includes old time mountain, bluegrass, rock, classical and klezmer. John Cloyd Miller was raised in the western piedmont of the Old North State. He’s a grandson of Jim Shumate, a star fiddler in the first bluegrass generation.  Miller’s wife Natalya Zoe Weinstein grew up in Massachusetts in a family including jazz and klezmer musicians.  They met along their path to increasing involvement with southern traditional music.  Their performances often contain many types of music they’ve been exposed to, and the award-winning songs they write speak to both history and current experience.  On this week’s program, hear their interview with host Paul Brown, and lots of great music including selections from a show at Muddy Creek Music Hall. You’ll also hear songs and tunes from their duo album, Equinox. The intense yet fluid fiddling of Jim Shumate bookends the hour, giving us a sense of tradition, continuity and change.

Episode 56 Playlist

  1. We'll Meet Again Sweetheart
    Flatt & Scruggs
    1947-59 Volume 1
     
  2. Dickson County Blues #2
    Arthur Smith
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  3. Equinox
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Equinox
     
  4. Swing And Turn Jubilee
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Equinox
     
  5. Groundhog In The Taters
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  6. The Old Stone Wall
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  7. Wind River Waltz
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Equinox
     
  8. Break 1 - Goin' To Town
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  9. We Shall Sleep But Not Forever
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  10. Beautiful As The Moon
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  11. Lazy Man Blues
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  12. My Cabin In Caroline
    Flatt & Scruggs
    1947-59 Volume 1
     
  13. Break 2 - Kingsport
    Joe Greene
    Joe Greene's Fiddle Album
     
  14. My Flower, My Companion & Me
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  15. Runnin' On Empty
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  16. Ways Of The World
    Zoe & Cloyd
    Fiddle & Bow Field Recording
     
  17. Mean Old Ramblin' Blues
    Jim Shumate
    Jim Shumate Collection