We had a great time picking for friends and fans in Berea, KY, hosted by our good pal Sune Fredericksen at the Berea Community Arts Center! Zoey and Arlo joined us for some righteous harmonies, fiddling, and guitar-picking! Yee-ha!
Original roots music from the heart of Kentucky.
Zoe Speaks consists of Kentuckians Mitch Barrett, Carla Gover, and Owen Reynolds, (and for larger shows, fiddler/vocalist Zoey Barrett and multi-instrumentalist Arlo Barnette) 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.
Details TBA for this family-friendly, art-full festival in the lovely rolling hills outside of Frankfort, KY!