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.

Updates

Bilingual folk opera.

Bilingual folk opera.

Roots music from the heart of Kentucky.

Roots music from the heart of Kentucky.

Professional songs for film and licensing.

Professional songs for film and licensing.