WANT TO GO?
Carrie and Michael Kline
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Congregration, 520 Kanwaha Blvd. W.
INFO: 304-415-3668 or www.footmad.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When Michael and Carrie Kline perform in Charleston on Thursday and Friday, they'll come packing two new CDs that canvass whole eras of music. The Elkins couple recently recorded twin CDs, "Wild Hog in the Wood" and "Working Shoes," compilations of some great songwriting that pack a punch.
"There's a lot of beauty and pathos and some joy and some fun," said Carrie in a phone interview.
She spoke in advance of a free performance at Thursday's Third Eye Cabaret at The Cellar, which starts at 8 p.m., and a $5 FOOTMAD Wandering Artist Series show at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation starting at 8 p.m. Friday.
Consider the title track from "Wild Hog in the Wood," a version of the ancient ballad "Bangum and the Wild Boar" that the couple recorded and learned a cappella from the legendary Hammons family of Central West Virginia.
Then, there is the title cut to "Working Shoes," a coal-mining ballad recently composed by the young Sam Gleaves.