Miguel Govea & Susan Peña

Miguel Govea is a multi-instrumentalist with a 40-year career in San Francisco. He records and performs vocals, trumpet, button accordion, mandolin, fiddle and bass, with an emphasis on the music of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He has taught students of all ages at the San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco Unified School District, SFJAZZ Center’s Education Programs, Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Centrum’s VoiceWorks, and Freight & Salvage’s FiddleKids Camp. 
His wife and frequent musical partner, Susan Peña, sings and plays guitar and fiddle. With their daughters, they perform as La Familia Peña-Govea at venues as varied as Davies Symphony Hall, San Quentin Prison, classrooms, libraries, festivals, weddings, hospital wards and backyard barbecues. The family has taught regularly at Lark Camp for the last two decades, delving into Mexican and TexMex/Norteño style boleros, rancheras, waltzes, and corridos, as well as Columbian vallenatos and cumbias, with a sprinkling of American country mixed in.