We are all just now recovering from all the fun LAST weekend in Lexington, as a passel of pickers, singers, dancers, poets, merry-makers, and general yee-haw revelers descended on Lexington for our annual old-time music event at Artsplace. A good…Read more
Songwriter, Dancer, Educator
“God, that girl can sing.”
— Doc Watson
Carla Gover is an eighth-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. As a dancer, she learned the mountain styles of her home through attending community hoedowns and square dances, and furthered her study of clogging, flatfooting, and American percussive dance in the well-known percussive dance ensemble Footworks, led by Eileen Carson Schatz.
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 Latinx artists, and she was recently selected as a Master Artist in Traditional Flatfoot Dancing by the Kentucky Arts Council. She tours nationally and internationally and is active in community building, multi-disciplinary arts projects in Kentucky and beyond.