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Klines performing at Woodford UMC

November 6, 2010
The Inter-Mountain

Woodford United Methodist Church will present a concert of "Mountain Music for These Times" at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. Join husband-and-wife musical duo Michael and Carrie Kline as they celebrate life, love, friendship and their CDs "Eyes of a Painter," "Patchwork" and "Damp as the Dew: A Tribute to Appalachian Miners."

This harmony-weaving duo will present a wide variety of music - from gospel and other traditional music of West Virginia to the contemporary country ballads of songwriters such as Kate Wolf, David Norris and Hazel Dickens. Take time out for this intimate program of duet singing backed by Michael Kline's distinctive guitar style.

"We are preoccupied with Appalachian songs from the ancient ballads of the Hammons family in the West Virginia highlands to old-time gospel songs, mining laments and songs of resistance in the coal fields and songs of urban Appalachian refugees. We enjoy love ballads, country songs and musical celebrations of the great outdoors," Michael Kline said.

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Michael and Carrie Kline

"We love the sound of group singing and will encourage the crowd to sing along if they would like," Carrie Kline said.

The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. Their high mountain harmonies meld with Michael Kline's melodic flat-picking guitar playing. Their CDs feature regional history, music and folklife will be on hand.

There will be a free-will offering, and refreshments will be served.



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