Summer Concerts at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
June 25, 2017 - Zoe & Cloyd in Concert
- Zoe & Cloyd spring from deep roots in American music. Founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio Red June and long-time veterans of the Asheville, NC, music scene, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller are set to release their second full-length album, Eyes Brand New, in spring of 2017. Highlighting their emotive songwriting and signature harmonies, this new recording finds the duo returning to a full band sound with Kevin Kehrberg on bass, and special appearances from Will Straughan of Red June on dobro and Jens Kruger of the Kruger Brothers on banjo. Eyes Brand New showcases the breadth of their collective musical spirit, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time, and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal. Zoe & Cloyd’s 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. Tickets: $13.00 & $18.00 in advance, $15.00 & $20.00 day of show.
July 5, 2017 - Both Sides Now: The Prolific Reach of Scots Culture in the Southern Appalachians
- From themes to titles, Scots culture has influenced American music and literature widely – in particular, that of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Join Jack Beck and Wendy Welch for a fun and fact and music filled evening exploring how the best of Scotland got mixed into the best of America. Be prepared to sing along on the choruses. And, if you'd like to experience more Scottish culture here in the High Country, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games begin the very next day. Tickets: $700 members, students, and seniors, $10.00 for general public.