I've been having a blast learning new steps and creating fusion dance with my new niece, Paulina Vazquez. (My nephew has excellent taste!) We have been collaborating as part of the Cornbread & Tortillas project.
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 selected as a Master Artist in Traditional Flatfoot Dancing by the Kentucky Arts Council. She performs regularly with the #1-charting folk band Zoe Speaks and is active in community building, multi-disciplinary arts projects throughout Kentucky.
Zoe Speaks & Appalatin
Drive away the winter blues, sing, dance, and celebrate with us! Doors at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets are $10.
Carla Gover with Appalachia to the Andes
Hawthorne Elementary School, Louisville, KY
We'll take our bilingual music, dance, and stories to Louisville's Spanish Immersion School!
The Lexington Old Time Gathering
Carla and Paulina Vazquez will teach a class on Mexican and Appalachian Folk Dance at The Lexington Gathering. Plan to come for the whole event, and learn more about schedule and tickets at the link below. The Gathering is a four-day winter music festival bringing Kentucky's traditional arts to the Commonwealth's largest epicenter. We welcome hundreds of visitors from across the country into this bucolic, walkable downtown for a weekend featuring the “old masters” of traditional mountain music; dance callers from throughout the state; performances by accomplished and emerging string bands; youth workshops and performances; academic presentations; jamming for all skill levels; dance, singing, and instrument workshops; literary readings; instrument and art vendors; and some of our finest farm-to-table eating experiences.
Zoe Speaks House Concert @ McCain's
This is a house concert with my band at an amazing home venue, hosted by our friends Thom and Jan. They aren't allowed to sell tickets since it's in their home, but rather operate on a system of "suggested donation". To receive an invite with directions, please email Thom to request one at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Speaks @Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series
We love this venue---great sound, beautiful stage, friendly staff, and great coffee! Won't you join me and my band for an evening of music and fun? Tickets: $20. Students get a 25% discount. 55 + get 10%. 7:00 Doors. 7:30 concert. Ticket link below.