Zoe Speaks

The trio Zoe Speaks consists of Mitch Barrett, Carla Gover, and Owen Reynolds, who jump in and out of their east Kentucky vernacular to play everything from traditional ballads to guitar-thumping contemporary acoustic tunes. With a smooth, mellow instrumental mix, which includes guitar, banjo, upright bass, and dulcimer by turns, close vocal harmonies are a defining feature of their sound. The duo is a powerhouse of songwriting, with wins at many of the nation’s top contests between them, including the Kerrville New Folk Award, the Telluride Troubadour Contest and 3 time winners of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest. A staple on the Kentucky music scene for over a decade and with three successful CDs under their belt, their musical reunion is garnering a lot of excitement from fans and venues across Kentucky and beyond with them asking for Zoe Speaks to come to their neck of the woods.

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