Gove moved to Nashville in the early 70’s This move proved to be a wise one, as he was signed by the largest music publishing company in the world, Acuff-Rose. Wesley Rose saw in Gove the qualities that his struggling TRX record label needed, and Gove was soon signed to a recording contract as well as a songwriter agreement. Things began to happen. Scrivenor signed a management and booking deal with the Don Light Talent Agency in Nashville. During his years with Don Light, Gove toured with fellow agency artists Delbert McClinton and Jimmy Buffett and the Original Coral Reefer Band.
These successes opened doors for opportunities and he was soon performing on the popular PBS series Austin City Limits, where he appeared with The Amazing Rhythm Aces. His performance was splendid and he was asked to return again the following year for a show with Doc Watson. Bookings at colleges, festivals and clubs poured in and Gove soon found himself playing all over the US and Australia. Standing ovations and rave reviews were the order of the day.
Now living in Pensacola Florida Gove builds boats and plays in local clubs. We are lucky to get him to leave his coastal paradise and come play for us.
To see a performer like Gove single handedly entice and cajole and entertain an audience is unique. A visit to a Gove concert is like going to the theatre. His presence and audience rapport command attention. His picking is superb, and he sings these gut level Memphis Blues and Delta type things with a voice that’s both beautiful and funky. There should be creativity in music, and emotion and soul, and Gove’s got ’em all.
– Harvey Magee – HANK MAGAZINE