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Hush, My Restless Soul

by Carla Gover

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Sweet Fern 03:02
Jonah 02:10
Take Me Back 02:38
The Waking 04:40


Hush, My Restless Soul was Carla Gover's debut album. She has since become an accomplished singer-songwriter, about whom The Old-Time Herald says, “[her] music contains the best elements of traditional Appalachian Music, including purity, intensity, integrity, and vivid imagery.” Read more about her at www.carlagover.com

Carla Gover was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the central
Appalachian Mountains. In the music she writes and performs, she
pays tribute to the themes of home, family and independence, which
are central to the mountain culture. From the time she was a young girl, Carla absorbed traditional mountain ways from her grandmother, Ollie Gilbert Hudson. She learned how to use herbs and native plants for medicinal purposes, a knowledge she now passes on to others.

As a student at the University of Kentucky, Carla majored in
Appalachian Studies. As she met and played with other musicians, she
began to write songs that were rooted in the musical traditions of the
mountains where she had grown up. Through her music, Carla carries on the region's rich musical heritage. "I was taught that whatever you do with your life, you sjould help other people, bring joy to them and to yourself. There is nothing I love doing more than playing music."

She is a first-place winner of Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award.


released January 1, 1995

Recordings for JA0072, Hush, My Restless Soul, were made by Micah Solomon at Oasis Studios in College Park, MD and by Gantt Kushner at Gizmo in Wheaton, MD. The release was produced by Mark Schatz, mixed by Kurty Storey of Top of the Hill Recorders in Nashville, TN, and mastered by David Glasser of Airshow Inc. in Springfield IL. Musicians included Carla Gover on vocals; Dudley Connell on vocals and guitar; Tom Adams on banjo; Stuart Duncan on fiddle; David McLaughlin on guitar and mandolin; Lea Ann Miller on harmony vocals; Bruck Molsky on fiddle and finger style guitar; Mark Schatz on clawhammer banjo and mandolin; Steve Seifert on chromatic lap dulcimer; Adrienne Spencer on harmony vocals; Alan O'Bryant on harmony vocals; and Rob Ickes on dobro.


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Founded in 1974 in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, June Appal Recordings is the non-profit record label of Appalshop. It was established to record and distribute the music and stories of accomplished central Appalachian artists.

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