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
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Appalachian History Through Story and Song at the Solidarity Supper at the Big Laurel Learning Center
Performing and presenting along with Tom Breiding and Ginny Ayers in honor of the Centennial of the Blair Mountain March and Battle of Blair Mountain.
Come early and select your seat. Our set begins at 12:00 noon. Program ends at 3:00 p.m. after a sumptuous meal of local fare. Click here for the menu and to buy tickets. Seating is very limited and tickets are going! Come join us on this ecological reserve in Mingo County, West Virginia to honor the 10,000 miners who marched between Aug. and Sept. 1921 for an end to the Mine Guard system. Read Written in Blood to learn more.
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Solidarity Supper at Big Laurel Learning Center in Kermit, West Virginia
We’ll carry listeners on a journey of music and stories through centuries of Appalachian history as part of this farm to table celebration of the Centennial of the March and Battle of Blair Mountain in Southern West Virginia. Joining us will be solidarity songster Tom Breiding and solidarity author Ginny Ayers. Click here for a menu of the fare and fun. This is a small venue on a nature preserve so don’t wait to purchase your tickets here.
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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