Interested in attending (or hiring) a live performance, workshop, or residency with me?

Scroll on for a complete list of available projects/shows, and a current calendar of scheduled events & ticket links.

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Depending upon the situation, the ensembles that Carla performs with offer additional workshops, including:
  • Andean Instruments
  • Ballet Folklórico: Folk Dance of Mexico
  • Fiddle Tunes of East Kentucky
  • Acoustic Guitar 
  • Folk Songs of Appalachia and Latin America
  • Art As a Tool for Social Justice (great as a participatory, roundtable-style workshop)

Inquire below to discuss these and other ideas. 

Diversity and Heritage

This diverse show consists of two artists from Appalachia and two of Latinx heritage, and is a mix of Appalachian, Andean, and Mexican music, dance, and stories.

Students will see and hear instruments such as the banjo, Appalachian Dulcimer, guitar, charango, zampoñas and quenas (Andean flutes), various drums, and rhythms made by dancing feet.

Students will hear traditional songs of Mexico, Kentucky, and Ecuador, sung in English and Spanish. They will see and compare flatfoot dancing from Appalachia and several styles of colorful Ballet Folklórico from Mexico.

"Bilingual School Assembly"

Carla often teaches at camps, intensives, or in conjunction with performances, and her most-requested workshops are:
  • Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging
  • Clawhammer Banjo
  • Ballads and Songs of East Kentucky
  • Songwriting
Contact us to inquire about specialized workshops. 

Music, Dance, Culture

The Old-Time Herald says, "Carla's music contains the best elements of traditional Appalachian Music, including purity, intensity, integrity, and vivid imagery."

During her solo show, she sings, plays guitar, and showcases the rhythms of Appalachian through clogging and clawhammer banjo with a variety of traditional tunes, ancient ballads, and songs she penned herself.

"Kentucky Songstress"

This dynamic bilingual production features stories, music, and dancing.

Audiences will journey from the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky to Mexico, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and beyond, exploring connections and celebrating our shared human experience all the while!

"A Bilingual Folk Opera"

A nouveau old-time family string band featuring original music, traditional, tunes from Eastern Kentucky, and fun covers.

Performances also include traditional Appalachian flat-footing and clogging.

"The Best of Kentucky"

Performances & Workshops

CornMaiz String Band

Cornbread & Tortillas

Carla Solo

Carla's Workshop Offerings

Appalachia to the Andes

Additional Workshops

Upcoming Events

-Jennifer Malan, Jenkins Independent District Arts Coordinator

“Carla is a treasure! How can one woman have so many talents? She sings, plays, and writes her own music, dances, tells tales, and has a wealth of knowledge of Appalachian culture.

If you have a chance to work with her, don't let it pass you by!” 

'If you have a chance to work with Carla, don't let it pass you by!'

- Jeffrey Jamner, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

'Some of Kentucky’s most superb dancers and musicians'

“Cornbread & Tortillas is a winning program that celebrates and connects Appalachian and Latino cultures through the remarkable artistry of some of Kentucky’s most superb dancers and musicians.”

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Carla is currently based in Lexington, KY, ancestral lands of the Adena, Hopewell, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), and Wazhazhe Maⁿzhaⁿ (Osage) nations.

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