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

  • Friday, October 04, 2019 - Monday, October 07, 2019

    The Getaway–Hosted by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington

    We are invited guests, leading community singing workshops and performing at this legendary event hosted by some of the region’s finest folk musicians and scholars. One of our workshops will chronicle the lives and music of the Singing Hammons Family of West Virginia’s Allegheny Highlands. This is as welcoming a group as you’ll find. 

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019

    Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music

    We’ll begin at the Celebration of Traditional Music Friday Oct. 11 at the Hutchins Library for a Dinner on the Ground multimedia and live music presentation highlighting some of our 2,800 oral history and musical recordings and photos. Over the weekend we’ll give a workshop or two in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center and perform as part of the Friday and Saturday evening concerts in Berea College’s Phelps Stokes Chapel.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019

    Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

    Join the musical party to celebrate the rich career of Kevin Duncan, director of the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center and longtime National Forest Service employee. Enjoy Appalachian music and songs of the great outdoors performed from 1:00-2:00 and 2:30-3:30 in front of the big glass windows. Gaze out at the majestic rocks while enjoying high mountain harmony duet singing for all ages.

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