Bing Futch finds himself frequenting the stage at the ODPC Funfest first with a last-minute request to sing The National Anthem before the Friday night concert. Bing had never sang "The Star Spangled Banner" before an audience before and it was an honor and a thrill. He also sat in with Gracie Fisher, Katie Moritz and Aaron O'Rourke on cahon throughout the Saturday evening concert. A new passion is born.
Recorded May 5th, 2016 at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library, Bing Futch and Brian Wallen crank out some tasty blues! Brian Wallen was a finalist at the 2015 International Blues Challenge and won 2nd place in the solo-duo category. Bing was a finalist at the 2016 International Blues Challenge and won “Best Guitarist” in the solo-duo category.
Recorded at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas on April 23rd, Bing (mountain dulcimer) and Grace Stormont (vocals, banjo) perform “Too Old To Die Young” and then enter into a Prince tribute with the song “Purple Rain”, joined by Ilace Mears (hammered dulcimer), Rick Thum (guitar), Judson Steinback (mountain dulcimer), Larry Dalton (bass) and Barbara Dalton (fiddle). Classic!