by Linda Ratcliff
|I think one of our favorite mountain dulcimer players is Bing Futch. You never know what’s gonna happen next at a Bing Futch show. Using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, drums and electronic effects, he deftly navigates the varied waters of traditional and modern Americana with passion, wit and a genuinely huge heart for sharing music with a crowd.
Bing can often be found teaching music workshops at various festivals and colleges, presenting music education programs at schools and libraries and producing episodes of his video podcast “Dulcimerica” which has been viewed by over a million people worldwide and is currently in its 10th year. This weekend, on Friday and Saturday, he can be seen performing at the Carolina Balloon Festival in Statesville, NC.
This year, at the 2017 Evart Dulcimer Funfest, Bing Futch closed the Friday night show playing Bricks in the Wall, with a bunch of friends including two other well-known favorites – Stephen Seifert and Butch Ross.
To see this quality of jamming’ and more, start making your plans NOW to attend the next Funfest, July 19-21, 2018, in Evart, Michigan.