Hey, we've been having fun in this new little ensemble we're calling CornMaiz, which is just me, my daughter Zoey, her fiancé, Arlo, and my partner, Yani Vozos! We're doing lots of traditional tunes, some originals, and a few covers of our favorite pop songs with a string band treatment. This is a song I learned from Jean Ritchie, with some new lyrics I wrote. Hope you enjoy!
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.
Carla Gover at Singing Bird Art Reception
The KY Artisan Center in Berea is hosting an exhibit of the the work of artists and musicians instructing in the Festival of Learnshops and Singing Bird Music School this summer. The exhibit will run June 30-Oct. 14 with a nice, catered reception the afternoon of June 30, where I'll be playing some old and new mountain music. Join us!
Berea Craft Festival
Our annual appearance, with music and crafts and food. Come find us in the woods! Special appearances by Zoe Speaks all weekend!
Singing Bird Music School
Join us for the second annual Singing Bird Music School (July 31, August 1 &2, 2019) in Berea, the folk arts and crafts capital of Kentucky! Musicians of all experience levels (age 10 and up) are welcome to participate in three days of hands-on classes in old time fiddle, banjo, guitar, flatfoot dancing, and singing led by exceptional teaching artists. The school welcomes beginning musicians. No previous experience playing a stringed instrument is required. A limited number of scholarships and work study positions will be available to assist with registration costs (if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or work study position, please contact us at SingingBirdMusicSchool@gmail.com). Educators participating in the school will receive certificates of participation for professional learning credit. Come join us and enjoy three days of fun and new musical friendships centered around old time Appalachian music, song and dance. https://www.singingbirdschool.com/
CornMaiz at JSP Fall Festival
CornMaiz will perform at this wonderful all-ages event with crafts, food booths, music, and fun for the whole family!
Cornbread & Tortillas
We are honored to present a free concert for the Berea College convocation series. The event is free and open to the public, but arrive early as space is very limited!