About Me
Carla Gover is an 8th-generation Kentucky musician, dancer, and songwriter. Onstage, she sings, plays guitar, and showcases the rhythms of Appalachia through flatfooting and clawhammer banjo.
As a musician and dancer, she soaked up the mountain styles of her home in Letcher County through attending community hoedowns and square dances at the renowned Carcassonne Community Center, and through her extended musical family.
She furthered her study of clogging, flatfooting, and American Percussive Dance in the well-known percussive dance ensemble Footworks, led by Eileen Carson Schatz. Carla has taught music and dance to students of all ages for over 30 years, has a Master's in Education, and is recipient of both the prestigious NETA award for digital course design and the Appalachian Arts & Entertainment "Appy" Award for Best Dance Educator.