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Instructor/Performer Profile: Bing Futch

His highly rhythmic style of playing the mountain dulcimer incorporates African and Native American tribal rhythms and melodies, given authentic voice through the performance of Plains Indian flutes. Equally adept at styles ranging from blues and bluegrass to Celtic and country, Bing writes songs which are rooted within international folk music and was named “2006 Songwriter of the Year” by the Songwriters Showcases of America with a 2007 award for “Song of the Year” (”Crazy Feels Like”).

His band, MOHAVE, features electrified pop/rock dulcimer and has opened for national acts MOLLY HATCHET, THE CRESTS and ST. SOMEWHERE. He has taught and performed at dozens of national folk festivals, is host/producer of the “Dulcimerica Video Podcast” and has produced numerous audio and video podcasts for Dulcimer Players News. He is the founder and director of the Key West Dulcimer Fest. (BingFutch.com)