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Michael and Carrie Kline weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. They have spent years recording music and spoken narratives from Cherokee, North Carolina throughout the southern coalfields and mountainside farms of Kentucky and West Virginia into Pennsylvania’s anthracite country. They have documented southern mountain experience and music in industrial cities from Cincinnati to New England.

The Klines have performed in Italy, Germany, and across the United States. To hear them and be encouraged to join in on a chorus is to be transported to a country church, a primeval forest, a coal miner’s picket line, or grandma’s kitchen.

Michael and Carrie Kline have been studying and chronicling the history and culture of Appalachia for 40 years and produce CDs and audio landscapes. They preserve family and community memory.

Check out some of Michael and Carrie Kline’s music here:

“An Unfinished Life”


“They Can’t Put It Back”


Featured painting by Michael Doig.

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