Songwriter, Dancer, Educator, Activist

God, that girl can sing.”

— Doc Watson

Carla Gover is a flatfoot dancer and clogger, a banjo player, a singer-songwriter, an educator, and a community organizer. She is an eighth-generation Kentuckian who hails from a small coal town in Eastern Kentucky, and her rural sensibilities permeate the work that she does and the art that she creates.  

She is the artistic director for the Appalachian/Latinx collective Cornbread & Tortillas and also performs with CornMaiz String Band and Zoe Speaks original roots music band. She offers residencies, workshops, and educational outreach to schools and universities, as well as private instruction.  

Carla is offering a range of choice for online instruction during this season of event cancellation and uncertainty. Read more about classes here.


What Now?

This is a screen shot of some of my recent online classes. Like all touring and teaching artists, I have grappled with what to do with my time now that all concerts and events and camps are shut down. So…

Dear Fear: A Letter

After reading Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Big Magic, I was inspired to write this letter to fear. I wrote it at a moment in my life where I was on the cusp of being brave enough to finally REALLY embrace the…

My first book is in the making!

One of my most favorite songs that I have written, Me & The Redbird River, is to be made into a children's book! It's a song that tells of growing up in Appalachia from a child's perspective, and describes the…

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