Part one of a three-part series from the Will McClean Festival in Dunellon, Florida. First up, a mountain dulcimer duet of "Rockytop" with Della Ashton in her first public performance - then a medley of tunes from Bing in D Mixolydian; "Booth Shot Lincoln/Old Yellow Dog/Old Joe Clark."
Assorted moments in time taken from the trip through Tennessee and Kentucky, including snow on Signal Mountain, Dulcimer Players News headquarters, a thrilling tandem bike ride, Stephen Seifert's musical kids and Bing and Butch kill time waiting for Triple A after a blowout near Nashville. Features new original music by Bing Futch written especially for this episode.
A grand finale from the Ohio Valley Gathering featuring a rip-roaring performance of "Whiskey Before Breakfast" with Bing Futch, Gary Gallier, Guy George, Josh Noe, Butch Ross and Stephen Seifert on mountain dulcimer with Taylor Shuck on banjo.
Part three from the Ohio Valley Gathering is a virtual overload of eye and ear candy; little moments and big moments that I captured throughout the weekend. Everything from "Hava Nagila", a jam with Gary Sager on "Clinch Mountain Backstep", the amazing omelette-flipping Chef Gil and "Freebird" played on a banjo! Lots of mountain dulcimers and hammered dulcimers to gawk at as well. See how many faces you recognize!
From Owensboro, Kentucky, Bing introduces the first of a series of episodes involving The Ohio Valley Gathering. To start, a performance of his original tune "Sunday Morning" during the Friday night concert. Tuning is CGG.
From Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Bing performs the theme from Walt Disney's "Old Yeller" along with "Old Yeller Dog" on mountain dulcimer with an actual dog romping about in the background and foreground.
Bing Futch performs "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles, which is also known as the "theme song" to "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy." DAD tuning, using the 1+ fret and a unique cross-over technique on his second fretboard.