A singer, songwriter, and dancer, Carla Gover brings lively energy and a variety of musical styles to the stage. Her original songs range from misty, traditional sounding ballads accompanied by banjo to uptempo pop-influenced songs with a groove.

Carla is a first-place winner of Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award and the Flatrock Music Festival Songwriter Contest.

There are lots of musicians out there claiming to be “authentic,” but Carla Gover is more than that: she’s the real thang. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, she was exposed to all the ingredients that go into making a true Appalachian musician of the first order. Carla is a roster artist for the Kentucky Arts Council Performing Arts Directory and the Teaching Artist Directory.

Latest Blog Post

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 4:28 PM EDT

Fellowship from Toyota Alumni Fund!

I am thrilled to report that I recently received a fellowship from the GSA Toyota Alumni Fund to attend the August Heritage Arts Workshops American Vernacular Dance Week as a student, to further my own artistic goals and learn cool stuff to share with my students. If you love music and dance, you should come too, to the beautiful series of workshops in the beautiful hills of West Virginia! Learn more here:


Upcoming Tour Dates

Carla Gover
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 - Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT
Celebration of Traditional Music
Berea College
Berea, KY 40404
Price: $10
This is a traditional festival in beautiful Berea. Come for an evening, or the whole weekend. There are concerts, workshops, and dances for the whole family.


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