Original roots music from the heart of Kentucky.

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Zoe Speaks consists of Kentuckians Mitch Barrett, Carla Gover, and Owen Reynolds, who draw on their deep roots in the region to put their own spin on everything from traditional ballads to finely-crafted originals. A smooth, mellow instrumental mix lays the background for the close vocal harmonies that are a defining feature of their sound. A veritable songwriting powerhouse, their awards include songwriting wins at Telluride Bluegrass Fest, Merlefest, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and Kerrville Folk Fest, among others. A staple on the Kentucky music scene for over a decade with three successful CDs under their belt, they are back together and set to release a new album this summer. They accompany themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass, and sometimes dulcimer and clogging feet. 
    

Kentucky Homefront 

We had a blast seeing all the crew of Kentucky Homefront Radio Show again, and getting to visit with our buddy, John Gage. We also had the chance to play an extra set after the taping was over, and it warmed our hearts to see so many of our old fans who had come out to support our first show after so many years! We can't wait to come back to Louisville in January for the show at the New Vintage!

Together Again! 

We are so excited to be embarking on a new phase for our band! After a 9-year hiatus, we are coming back together with renewed energy and a whole bunch of new material. (Don't worry---we haven't forgotten our greatest hits!) Stay tuned for exciting announcements and new show dates being added all the time.

shows

Jun25

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School (Carla & Zoey)

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Cowan Community Center, Sturgill Branch, Whitesburg, KY

The annual blessed time of music-making and friendship in beautiful Letcher County. Carla will be teaching Intermediate Banjo, and there'll be nightly concerts and square dances, and AWESOME kids program, and a whole lot of love! The camp is very affordable--learn more and sign up here: http://cowancreekmusic.org/