Michael & Carrie Kline

Painting by Michael Doig.
  • "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 Hayes
    Program 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 Altemus
    Pendleton 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 Rucker
    Modern 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."
    Bringing the People's History Alive Through Music

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, June 22, 2018

    Mountain Music & Medicinals in Tazewell County, VA

    Mountain Music & Medicinals in Tazewell County, VA

    Friday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Appalachian Arts Center

    2157 Steelsburg Highway, Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018

    Appalachian Singing in Sacred Spaces afternoon workshop & evening concert to follow

    Saturday, July 7, 2017
    Workshop 1:00-4:00 p.m. Learn more and register.

    Concert at 7:00 p.m. More info is here.

    Folklore Village

    3210 County Road BB Dodgeville, WI 53533

    Phone number:(608) 924-4000


  • Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Beverly Heritage Days

    Sat., July 14–We play music at 11:30 a.m. Lots of good musicians follow throughout the day. Celebrate this town born in the late 1700s. We perform on the stage in town. Watch for reenactors from many historic periods. Join the costumed parade. Enjoy local cuisine. Contra dance is at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Building. And there’s plenty of fun to be had in the camps with the Civil War reenactors around the Rich Mountain Battlefield.

    Beverly, WV


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