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.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 9:17 AM EDT

Upcoming Shows...

November 2nd, 2013 - 9:00 AM   -   Pickin' Time & Harvest Festival
Robinson Center   176 Robinson Road   Quicksand, KY 41339, 606-666-2438
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/RCARS/ - Price: $5 parking, free entrance

Appalachin culture, food, and music with some of the finest pickers and workshop leaders that our fair mountains have to offer. Artists include Rich Kirby, Jesse Wells, Larry Cordle, Anne Stephens, John Haywood, Ron Pen and Lee and Johnny Sexton.
9 AM-6:30 PM.

November 1st, 2013 - 8:00 PM   -   Día de los muertos ballet
Lexington Opera House   401 W Short St   Lexington, KY 40507, (859) 233-4567
http://www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/events-tickets/box-office - Price: $14.50-17.50

I'll be singing some before and during this lush, hauntingly beautiful ballet about life and death, vividly illustrative of Mexican culture and choreographed by Lexington's vastly talented Adalhí Aranda.

October 12th, 2013 - 8:00 PM   -   KFTC John Prine Friendraiser Benefit
Willie's Locally Known   805 North Broadway   Lexington, KY, 859-281-1116
https://www.facebook.com/WilliesLEX - Price: donations

Yee-haw, you'uns! Join some of Lexington's finest acoustic artists for an evening of songs by the great John Prine. This is not to be missed, plus your admission gets you joined up with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, so you can help make a difference in our fair state. With all the great food and great beer, you really must come!

October 6th, 2013 - 10:00 AM   -   Brunch with Zoe Speaks
Willie's Locally Known   805 North Broadway   Lexington, KY, 859-281-1116
https://www.facebook.com/WilliesLEX - Price: $tba

Yep, Carla, Mitch and Owen are getting together for some of their greatest hits plus some new material! This will be a great morning of food, old friends, and solid Kentucky folk music!

September 14th, 2013 - 4:30 PM   -   Madison County KFTC Friendraiser
HomeGrown Hideaways   500 Floyd Branch   Berea, KY 40403, (859) 314-2044
http://www.kftc.org/events/madison-county-friend-raiser -

Come on out for our annual Friend-Raiser where we celebrate good work, enjoy tasty food, raise money for KFTC, and have fun! We´ll be back at HomeGrown Hideaways this year with live music from Carla Gover in a great outdoor setting. This is our annual fundraising event for the chapter, so we want to make sure to have a stellar silent auction and to bring people from our networks out. We´ll have a special focus this year on getting people actively involved, with a few issue-specific tables where we would like to engage with people.

September 13th, 2013 - 7:00 PM   -   Music On The Mountaintop Series
Church of the Ascension   311 Washington Street   Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-223-0557
http://ascensionfrankfort.org - Price: donations

So happy to be playing in Frankfort, the capital of my old Kentucky home! This will be one of my rare solo performances, and I'm looking forward to sharing songs old and new with you!


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