"East Side" Dave Kline is an award-winning singer, songwriter, entertainer, producer and writer who has performed all over the world including in the famous "Mother Church of Country Music", the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Dave is the producer and host of the weekly Mountain Folk radio and web show which has been on the air for the past 38 years on various terrestrial radio stations, Internet stations, satellite radio stations and outlets such as the Apple iTunes Podcast Network. He also produces several other radio shows such as “Sunday Morning Polka Session” and “Hot Sauce”. He also writes the very popular Mountain Folklore column in Berks Country Magazine, published every Wednesday as a part of the Reading Eagle newspaper.
Dave has performed and worked with stars like Brenda Lee, Bill Monroe, Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Jesse McReynolds, Dolly Parton, Rhonda Vincent, Riders in the Sky, the Time Jumpers, Charlie Daniels, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Cousin Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and John Cunningham. Just back from a tour of Fort Williams, Ben Nevis, and the Glencoe region of the Scottish Highlands, as well as County Mayo in the Clew Bay region of Ireland and performances in iconic places such as Matt Malloy's Pub, (founding member of the Chieftains), Dave is also a leading regional advocate of the preservation and promotion of Celtic, Appalachian and roots music culture and traditions. He is the executive producer of Berks Country Fest, a month-long community wide Americana music and cultural event in Berks County, as well as the ongoing “Sound Room” video, audio, radio and Internet series.
Dave is the leader of at least five different working bands including Dave Kline & The Mountain Folk Band (bluegrass, Celtic and Appalachian folk music), Dave Kline & The Report (Rock-A-Billy music), Dave Kline & The Hex Highway Rangers (American Singing Cowboy music), Dave Kline and the Mountain Folk Oktoberfest Band (Oktoberfest band with horns and keys), and Dave Kline & Bracken (Irish, Celtic, Scottish, Appalachian Mountain fusion music). His music can be found on YouTube and at all digital download stores such as Amazon, CD Baby and Apple iTunes. He also serves on the executive committee of Reading Eagle Company, Reading Eagle Newspaper, WEEU Radio and Pretzel City Productions, LLC. A veteran performer and promoter, we’re proud to have Dave on board as our Event Operations Consultant.