Kentucky Songstress, Dancer, & Inspiring Educator.

Carla Gover is a seventh-generation Kentuckian who hails from a small coal town in Eastern Kentucky, and her rural sensibilities permeate the work that she does and the music that she plays. The Old-Time Herald says, “Carla’s music contains the best elements of traditional Appalachian Music, including purity, intensity, integrity, and vivid imagery.” An award-winning singer-songwriter, she has covers by major artists as well as songs in film and documentary soundtracks.  She is the Artistic Director for the Cornbread & Tortillas Collective of Appalachian and Latino artists, and she was recently selected as a Master Artist in Traditional Flatfoot Dancing by the Kentucky Arts Council. She performs solo, with her band,  and also with the #1-charting folk band Zoe Speaks and is active in community building, multi-disciplinary arts projects throughout Kentucky.


Kentucky Songcrafters Showcase

The Burl, 375 Thompson Road, Lexington, KY 40508

Some of Kentucky’s Finest Writers Including: Mitch Barrett, Eric Cummins, Carla Glover, Montana Hobbs, Jeri Katherine Howell, Britton Patrick Morgan, Brett Ratliff, Don Rogers, Linda Jean Stokley, Marcus Wilkerson, Tiffany Williams, Yani Vozos, and Maizie Manna. Ages 18+. Tickets:


International Women's Festival

The Lyric Arts & Cultural Center, 300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508

I'll be performing "Dangerous Women", a sweet set with the fabulous Teresa Tomb at 3 PM. The FREE festival runs all day for the International Women's Festival on Saturday, March 7, from 12-5 PM.

Attendees are able to enjoy performances, international food, shop with local vendors, learn more about local organizations, and browse an art exhibition specifically created and curated to celebrate International Women's Day.

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my other projects

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Bilingual folk opera.

Bilingual folk opera.

Roots music from the heart of KY.

Roots music from the heart of KY.

Professional songs for film and licensing.

Professional songs for film and licensing.