Carla Gover + The Parlour Hoppers
Carla Gover's blend of traditional Appalachian songs and sounds coupled with fresh original song ideas has garnered attention at festivals and contests across the country. A ten-year member of the Americana group Zoe Speaks, she now performs solo, playing a mix of traditional Kentucky music and wistful original folk with bouts of clogging thrown in for good measure.
A singer, songwriter, and dancer, Carla 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, and she is a first-place winner of Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, The Flat Rock Song Contest in Flat Rock, NC, and the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Contest 2007. She has shared the stage with the likes of Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie, Dirk Powell, Mark Schatz, Tony Furtado, David Grier, Si Kahn, Bruce Molsky and Tim O'Brien, to name a few. She was also a member of the prestigious percussive dance ensemble Footworks, with whom she performed and traveled world-wide.
"There are lots of musicians out there claiming to be authentic, but Carla Gover is more than that: shes 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. Gover is the epitome of what an Appalachian Singer has always been: someone full of spirit and soul and heart, someone who is looking forward while always keeping the tradition alive, someone who has the mountains and their sounds right in her blood."
-Silas House, Kentucky Author and Musician
"Carla Gover's work contains many of the best elements of Appalachian music, including intensity, integrity, and vivid imagery." -The Old Time Herald
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