The Bing Brothers Band | Live from Pocahontas County West Virginia (feat. Jake Krack)

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Live from Pocahontas County West Virginia (feat. Jake Krack)

by The Bing Brothers Band

Traditional Appalachian String Band and Bluegrass Music
Genre: Folk: String Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction (Live)
0:23 $0.99
2. Cumberland Gap (Live)
1:35 $0.99
3. Whistling Rufus (Live)
2:55 $0.99
4. Band Introductions (Live)
1:54 $0.99
5. The Girl I Left Behind (Live)
4:03 $0.99
6. Elkhorn Ridge (Live)
2:05 $0.99
7. Hell Broke Loose in Georgia (Live)
2:56 $0.99
8. Rambling Boy (Live)
3:26 $0.99
9. 28th of January (Live)
1:57 $0.99
10. Little Sadie (Live)
2:25 $0.99
11. Last Chance (Live)
3:08 $0.99
12. Waynesboro (Live)
2:29 $0.99
13. Tennessee Coon (Live)
2:58 $0.99
14. Hell Amongst the Yearlings (Live)
1:58 $0.99
15. Maid Behind the Bar (Live)
2:04 $0.99
16. Rocky Island (Live)
2:04 $0.99
17. Katy Hill (Live)
3:03 $0.99
18. Handsome Molly (Live)
2:21 $0.99
19. Poca River Blues (Live)
2:17 $0.99
20. Blue-Eyed Miss (Live)
2:10 $0.99
21. Tom Dooley (Live)
2:47 $0.99
22. Thank You & Crowd Noise (Live)
0:10 $0.99
23. Forked Deer (Live)
2:23 $0.99
24. Sandy River Belle (Live)
2:21 $0.99
25. Sally Goodin' (Live)
2:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida - from Spain to England, and from Australia, to Ireland and Scotland. Their sound has been formed in the West Virginia mountains, and they remain true to their roots. Yet The Bing Brothers are highly versatile, playing selections in old time and bluegrass, as well as traditional Irish songs and ragtime. Banjo player Tim Bing is a 13-time West Virginia State Champion and Appalachian String Band winner. Fiddler Jake Krack has won the Galax Fiddler's Convention Contest four times and is known as one of today's top old time fiddlers. Mandolin player and band leader Mike Bing has been the glue that has kept the band together for over 30 years, and created The Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops, which celebrate Pocahontas County and West Virginia music. In appreciation of their contributions to West Virginia music, Mike and Tim Bing are the 2012 recipients of the West Virginia Culture and History’s Vandalia Award. Guitarist and fiddler Danny Arthur has kept the powerful rhythm of the band cranking since 1981, with the additions of guitarist Bob Lieving and bassist Tim Corbett in 2002. The excitement and love of the traditional music can be felt throughout this live recording as the band performs 25 tunes adding their unique approach to the music they love to play and share with the world.
Pocahontas County Times / Mountain Times



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Bluegrass Unlimited

July, 2012
Right after the band introduction on this live recording done at the Pocahontas County Opera House, Mike Bing asks, “Before we get started, has anyone ever heard of Sherman Hammons around this place?” Then Tim Bing dives into “Cumberland Gap” in his distinctive melodic clawhammer banjo style, and no prisoners are taken from here on out. The Bing Brothers have made about one recording per decade. This is the third one, and so you do the math. They have been around a while. Marked by a hard-driving style that reflects the gumption it takes to live in the Mountain State, they sound like bluegrass, but different. Mike Bing’s mandolin drives with the force of an 18-wheeler as does brother Tim’s banjo. Their best foil is the driving bow of Jake Krack, one of the best fiddlers from a state full of great fiddlers.

Danny Arthur has played guitar and fiddle with the band for 31 years (there’s your answer), and more recent additions are Tim Corbett on bass and Bob Lieving on guitar. The hard-driving band focuses on fiddle tunes, where unlike many old-time bands, they take breaks. Six of the twenty-five cuts actually were not recorded in Pocahontas County, but at a concert in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, W.Va., out on the panhandle. The straightforward vocals get the job done and they are better at this than most old-time bands.

Jake Krack is far more comfortable playing fiddle tunes than the songs and there are a great many of good tunes here including “Hell Broke Loose In Georgia,” “28th Of January,” “Maid Behind The Bar,” and “Forked Deer.” The sound for these live recordings is well-balanced and clean. The program features a wide variety of songs and keeps the listener’s interest. This is a worthy addition to the Bing Brothers catalog. (Mike Bing, Rt. 2 Box 128M, Marlinton, WV 24954