Zan & The Winter Folk is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Zan Strumfeld. Formerly a solo performer, Strumfeld carved her own niche of winter folk—anthems for the revivalists, lullabies for the lonely, ballads for the hopeful. In 2017, she brought together an eclectic group of musicians with wide ranging influences, from folk to bluegrass to jazz to rock. Paired with Strumfeld’s seductive vulnerability and soulful lyrics, The Winter Folk creates a unique and captivating sound in both their recordings and live performances. Since forming, they were named “2018’s Best Folk Band” by The Alt and nominated for “Folk Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Capital Region Eddies Awards. They have opened for acts including Grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks, Sean Rowe, Ben Caplan, and The National Reserve. "Your Girl No More," their debut EP, was released in fall 2018; their second EP, "How To Be Alone," will be released in spring 2019.