I'm so excited to be putting the finishing touches on the NEW album with my band, Zoe Speaks! We have been hard at work in the studio and are very much looking forward to sharing our music with the world in a whole new way! Stay tuned and check back here for updates, or join my MAILING LIST to have the news delivered to you!
Kentucky Songstress, Dancer, & Inspiring Educator.
Arts Day in Frankfort w/Yani Vozos
This is an event hosted by the KAC in Frankfort---details coming soon!
Zoe Speaks and Appalatin!
We will break it down for you from A to Z...Appalatin's fusion sounds of Latin and Appalachian vibes, and Zoe Speaks' mountain-tinged originals. Whether you say frolic or fiesta, we're gonna have a good old time! Tickets: https://willieslocallyknown.com/events/appalatin-zoe-speaks-2/
Women's March Anniversary Rally
I'm excited to stand with SHEROES in support of equal rights for women and ALL people at this event in downtown Lexington, and lead some songs of RESISTANCE!
Cornbread & Tortillas Keynote Presentation
This will be an AMAZING WEEKEND of food, dance, and community in a very special spot near where Carla grew up. Yani, Paulina, and Carla will share more about what C&T is doing, and perform excerpts from the show. To register, visit: https://www.hindmansettlement.org/programs/cultural-heritage-programs/dumplins-dancin/
Zoe Speaks @The Coffee Pot Concert Series
This will be a fun show with the trio....for complete details visit www.centerforarts.net
Zoe Speaks @Appalachia In The Bluegrass
This will be a free lunchtime concert with the trio! https://www.as.uky.edu/tag/appalachia-bluegrass
In These Fields @ Berea Celebration of Traditional Music
I can't wait to perform this Folk Opera by Silas House and Sam Gleaves again, at the venerated Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music. Details here: https://www.berea.edu/appalachian-center/ctm-schedule/
From Appalachia to the Andes
We are excited to perform for the Boyd County Hispanic Heritage Fiesta!
Cornbread & Tortillas Festival
A celebration of Kentucky and Latino Cultures! Una celebración de culturas latinas y kentuckianas. Visit this festival for crafts, workshops, dancing, food, music, jamming, and fun for the whole family, followed by the debut performance of the new work featuring Appalatin, Zoe Speaks, and more at 7 PM! Everything is FREE! Visita el festival para artesanías, talleres, baile, comida, música, y un concierto a las 7. ¡Todo es GRATIS!
Come with your young'uns and we'll all sing and have a big time! Free and open to the public.
Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
This amazing week of learning in my hometown is a must-attend for lovers of old-time Kentucky music. I'll teach singing and songwriting, and there are also classes inbanjo, fiddle, guitar, bass, singing, old time string band, and storytelling! For more information, visit: www.cowancreekmusic.org
Appalachian Family Folk Week
I am so excited about this family-friendly getaway! I'll be teaching old-time flatfooting and, for the first time ever, "Granny Life Skills 101", where we'll quilt, can, sing, and learn how to take care of ourselves the Appalachian way! A whole heap of awesome classes are offered--check it out: https://www.hindmansettlement.org/programs/cultural-heritage-programs/family-folk-week/
A mellow event with food trucks and wines to taste. I'll be playing solo in a rare Lexington appearance.
In These Fields: A Folk Opera by Silas House & Sam Gleaves
In These Fields is a folk opera by singer/songwriter Sam Gleaves and novelist/playwright Silas House. The play, which explores the importance of food in our history and culture, covers 175 years in the American South. The monologues, written by House, and songs, penned by Gleaves, create a meditation on the people who have raised, prepared, and partaken of the food of the South.
Songs of Freedom & Justice with Zoe Speaks and friends
Throughout the course of our history as a nation and world, music has always accompanied and spurred social change. During this unprecedented time in our country’s evolution, come and find solidarity through music as we sing songs to keep us inspired, engaged, unified, and hopeful. All are welcome and lyrics will be provided. Raise your voice and rise up as we kick off this Gallery Hop and Arts Showcase Weekend in downtown Lexington!
Carla Gover & A Boy Named Banjo
I know we Kentuckians have our differences with Tennessee, but let's lay aside the blue and the orange and find our common ground. Join me for an evening of banjos, bourbon, a passel of pickers from the land of Rocky Top, and a whole lot of yee-ha! Ain't we got fun?
Zoe Speaks at 25th Anniversary Concert Series
We are so excited to return to Birmingham for two nights at this world-class theater! Come out and celebrate with us, and with Zoey, who will join us on fiddle and harmonies! Tickets $25 www.TheLibraryTheater.com
Zoe Speaks at 25th Anniversary Concert Series
We are so excited to return to Birmingham for two nights at this world-class theater! Come out and celebrate with us, and with Zoey, who will join us on fiddle and harmonies! Tickets $25 www.thelibrarytheater.com
Women's March on Washington: Lexington
I am excited to be opening our march in support of social justice and equal rights for all with some music. The list of speakers is stunning, with Attica Scott, George Ella Lyon, Reggie Thomas, Silas House, Kelly Flood, and many more. Come rise up with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1287737687967898/