The trio 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, award-winning originals. They're named for a milestone in the life of Carla's daughter. A smooth, mellow instrumental mix lays the background for the close vocal harmonies that are a defining feature of their sound. Zoe Speaks has performed at the likes of Merlefest, the Kennedy Center, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Copenhagen Blues Festival, to name a few. Accompanying themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass, and sometimes dulcimers and clogging feet, they are hard at work on their fourth CD.