carla gover

Carla Gover is an 8th-generation Eastern Kentuckian whose work is rooted deep in the music-making, storytelling lineages of her Appalachian origins, where music is a part of daily life, and where singing goes hand in hand with working. Her maternal grandparents, both traditional singers who lived off the land, provided her earliest foundation in the art forms and rural sensibilities that permeate her work, along with the culture-rich mountain community where she was raised. She has released 6 albums, the latest of which reached #1 on the US Folk Chart. She is a winner of the Kerrville New Folk Award, Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, and the Flatrock Festival Song Contest.  Her songs are featured in documentaries, soundtracks and independent films, and covered by a range of other artists, most recently IBMA Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley.