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Bing Futch Dolcimer Concert
May 10 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nationally known performer and music educator Bing Futch will be giving a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, in the Doris Roberts Gallery of the Richland Public Library. The library is located at 955 Northgate Drive in Richland, Washington.
Playing Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, and ukulele, Bing celebrates traditional and modern music with passion, humor, and boundless energy. Known for his musical shape shifting, Bing weaves his limber tenor voice together with the instruments he plays while exploring a variety of musical styles from folk, popular, and traditional Celtic music to blues and original songs. Bing’s website is BingFutch.com.
Typically traveling more than 35,000 miles a year from coast to coast, Bing keeps a busy schedule of performances, workshops, and production that includes shooting episodes of Dulcimerica, a video series on YouTube that has been viewed by millions of people worldwide. He has headlined at The Walnut Valley Festival, The Florida Folk Festival, Old Songs Festival, Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, The Big Muddy, and Common Ground on the Hill.
Bing’s music has been featured in film, video, and theatrical productions, as well as in exhibits at the Orlando Museum of Art. He was the composer and musical director for “The Jungle Book: A Musical Adaptation” at Stage Left Theater in Orlando, Florida, and he also contributed music to the soundtrack of The Castle of Miracles attraction at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee. Bing is an endorsing artist for Folkcraft Instruments and has written numerous books for them, including the best-selling Method for Beginning Mountain Dulcimer.
In 2016, he competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, advancing all the way to the finals and winning the award for “Best Solo/Duo Guitar” despite competing solely on the mountain dulcimer. He has recorded many albums, including The Beauty and the Terror, What’s Old Becomes New Again, and his newest release of original songs, Remain Seated Please.
Bing’s concert is being sponsored by the Friends of the Richland Public Library and hosted by Three Rivers Dulcimer Society. There is no charge to attend.