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Talking Across the Lines

Talking Across the Lines is the organizational vehicle for diverse documentary services, programs, and performances offered by Michael Kline and Carrie Kline.

The Klines love to record Appalachian voices telling about their lives and families often facing challenging times. As a performing duet, the Klines mingle stirring harmonies with interweaving guitar runs and cross-chording to produce an authentic sound that captures and conveys the spirit of people and mountains they love to sing about. From ancient ballads passed down through a score of generations to current songs of struggle in the coalfields, they address mountain music as social history expressing a level of truth seldom available on printed pages.

The Klines respond to requests to lead workshops and trainings on approaches to gathering spoken histories, record local and family testimonials and recollections, and give concerts for all ages. They have over 24 CD’s recorded and many are available for sale on their website.

We offer ongoing performances and tours for those visiting West Virginia. Email us today to book a tour!

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