This is my Big Mommy. Her name was Emma Wilson Hensley and she was from Oneida, KY. (Her name was pronounced "Emmer", for those of you who didn't grow up speaking mountain!) She was my Granny's second cousin by marriage…Read more
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, and 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.