Award-winning songwriter and Letcher County native Carla Gover will perform in concert on Saturday, March 8, at Summit City in Whitesburg.
Gover’s blend of traditional Appalachian sounds coupled with fresh original song ideas has garnered attention at festivals and contests across the country. A 10-year member of the Americana group Zoe Speaks, she accompanies herself on banjo and guitar, with some clogging thrown in for good measure. She will be joined by Brett Ratliff (on banjo, guitar, and assorted rhythm instruments), who also plays with the Clack Mountain String Band and Daphne Fields, on upright bass. There will be a $5 cover charge for the concert, which begins at 8 p.m.
Gover’s original songs range from misty, traditional sounding ballads accompanied by banjo to uptempo pop-influenced songs with a groove. She is a first-place winner of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, of the Flat Rock Song Contest in Flat Rock, N.C., and of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Contest. She has shared the stage with highly-acclaimed artists such as Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie, Dirk Powell, Mark Schatz, Tony Furtado, David Grier, Si Kahn, Bruce Molsky and Tim O’Brien.
Persons wishing more information may contact Summit City at 606-633-2715, or by visiting www.summitcitylounge.com.