The trio Zoe Speaks consists of 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. A smooth, mellow instrumental mix lays the background for the close vocal harmonies that are a defining feature of their sound. They accompany themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass and sometimes dulcimers and clogging feet. Zoe Speaks has performed at the likes of Merlefest, The Kennedy Center, The Kerrvillle Folk Festival and The Copenhagen Blues Festival. They play clawhammer banjo, fiddle and lap dulcimer along with guitar and upright bass and their sets are sometimes interspersed with dulcimers and clogging feet.