Michael & Carrie Kline

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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."
    -Magpie
    Bringing the People's History Alive Through Music

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021

    People’s Voice Cafe Climate Concert

    Join us online at the People’s Voice Cafe at 8:00 p.m. for songs such as the Coal Tattoo, along with older and newer songs related to our climate, principally from West Virginia. Expect tales of ancient hunting grounds and spell-casting wild hogs, along with mining laments, and adventures with family farming through the seasons, from spring’s “thousand shades of green” to “a cool, clear autumn evening, the whole family in the field.”

    If you register here we three sets of artists sharing the stage will benefit from your support. Suggested fee is $12. No one is turned away. You can also watch for free at Facebook Live. Carry it on!

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