It was really a joy to make some harmonies with the original Zoey---Zoey Raven!
“A composite of what's best about Southern Music today!”
— Sing Out!
Original roots music from the heart of Kentucky.
Zoe Speaks consists of Kentuckians Mitch Barrett and Carla Gover, their daughter, fiddler/vocalist Zoey Barrett, her multi-instrumentalist fiancé Arlo Barnette, and bassist 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. Close family harmonies are a defining feature of their sound, and while their music is drenched in the flavor of the mountain music they grew up with, they skirt the cutting edge of tradition. Their music follows in the tracks of socially conscious Kentucky writers like Jean Ritchie and John Prine, with a distinctly progressive bent. A veritable songwriting powerhouse, their song contest wins include the Telluride Troubador Contest, Merlefest's Chris Austin Contest, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and Kerrville New Folk, among others. A staple on the Kentucky music scene for over a decade with three successful CDs under their belt, they are newly back together with a brand-new album called Wings. They accompany themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass, and sometimes dulcimer and clogging feet.
CD Release Concert & Party
We can't wait to celebrate the release of WINGS with you all in a lovely and intimate venue in downtown Lexington. Doors open at 6:30--come and have some locally-sourced food and craft drinks, then hear the tunes from the new album at 7:30! All ages are welcome--come fly with us!
PPPP Proudly Presents: House Concert w/Zoe Speaks
Chez Pistrang, Cleveland, TN
Performing Arts Exchange Conference
We were selected to participate in this juried showcase featuring 10 artists from the American South at the 2018 PAE Conference! We're so excited to connect with international presenters from around the world (and the USA, too) as we showcase and network at the tradeshow and events.
Zoe Speaks Concert
Join us for our first appearance in Virginia for quite some time! Expect an evening of food and music and yee-ha as we celebrate the release of our new album and a road trip down south!
Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series
We love this venue---great sound, beautiful stage, friendly staff, and great coffee! Won't you join us for an evening of music and fun? Tickets: $20. Students get a 25% discount. 55 + get 10%. 7:00 Doors. 7:30 concert. www.glemacenter.org