Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd consists 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, 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.
Americana duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish– have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian Mountains and their current home in urban Baltimore. You’ll hear it in their harmony soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments’ acoustic tones, but also in their songwriting, which reflects the hard realities of today.
Jaywalkers may be a UK-based Americana trio, but many from the other side of the Atlantic have complimented them on their particularly stylish delivery of the genre. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, Jaywalkers take influence from folk, bluegrass, country and Western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three-part harmony and impressive slap bass. Their combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony, packs a fiery punch and make a fuller sound than expected from acoustic trio Jay Bradberry, Michael Giverin and Lucille Williams.