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
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.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Revelations: A Staged Reading Celebrating Appalachian Resiliency in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender West Virginians
Join us for this evening performance and community discussion at 7:30 p.m. in Byrd or Reynolds Hall at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Songs of Coal Concert and Showcase of Hope Podcast-Fairmont State University
Join an evening concert and discussion on wit and wisdom on race, coal, class and community survival, with songs performed by Michael & Carrie and excerpts from the Talking Across the Lines podcast.
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Talking Across the Lines Featured Product
Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
Written in Blood features the work of Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, making available accurate, ungilded, and uncensored understanding of history. Includes feature articles by Michael and Carrie Kline.CDs, Books & Downloadsfor Sale