Michael & Carrie Kline
- "Eye-opening, provoking, educational. Carrie and Michael have so much to share and are great teachers. They planned a wonderful week for us. I can’t say enough good things about my Oral History class and teachers."-Evaluation from "Listening for a Change" Student
- "Michael and Carrie Kline have introduced hundreds of students to the sounds and songs of their community. . . . There is no one we've encountered who can mesmerize fifty 5th graders at once with songs of love and tribulation."-Nathan HayesProgram Manager, The Mountain Institute, Circleville, WV
- "Michael and Carrie Kline are not only exceptional musicians with a great knowledge of their music and its roots, but they have a wonderful ability to use their music to educate audiences about historical and cultural events as well. Very few musicians I've heard can transport listeners so fully to another time and place as they can. "-Elizabeth AltemusPendleton County Committee for the Arts, Franklin, WV
- "Michael and Carrie Kline have a long-respected tradition in the folklore and music worlds. They are recipients of several fellowships which have led to numerous recordings. This top-notch research comes out on stage, captivating the audience and stirring the emotions."-Sparky & Rhonda RuckerModern Day American Folk and Blues Legends
- "Their voices carry the songs with truth and authenticity, without a hint of pretense or affectation, and their guitar accompaniments are excellent, just what the songs call for. With their vast knowledge of West Virginia history and culture you can be assured their concerts are not only a treat for the ear, but a journey into the depth and breadth of the real Appalachia and beyond."-MagpieBringing the People's History Alive Through Music
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Song of the Ancient Boar: Poetry on Nature, Roots, Rootlessness and Song
Carrie Kline will present poetry on living, singing, teaching, fighting back and loving in Appalachia in a session on Finding Self Through Writing at the Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting held this year at UNC-Asheville. Other presenters include Brandon G. Bragg, Northeast State Technical Community College, presenting “Tales from The Trail: An East Tennessee Native Finds Appalachia on the Appalachian Trail” and Lindsey A. Freeman, Simon Fraser University, “This Atom Bomb in Me.”
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hope in the West Virginia Coalfields
Michael Kline presents on Talking Across the Lines’ project, Hope, now appearing on the Talking Across the Lines podcast on Soundcloud. The project features audio documentaries from our 44 interviews on race, class, coal and education in and around Mount Hope, WV in Fayette County. The presentation is part of a panel on WV History at the Appalachian Studies Association Annual Meeting held this year at UNC-Asheville from 10:00-11:15.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Granny Get Your Stick and Come and Walk With Me: Old Time Songs and the Stories They Tell
Join us at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV for an evening of songs, stories and sharing of oral testimonials from across West Virginia.
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