Mike Bing, Charlie Bing, and Charlie Crack will stop by WTJU this Friday afternoon, June 25, at 4 (edt) to go track by track through their new album, Just In Time. Sunset Road airs Friday afternoon from 4-6 pm at 91.1 FM, streaming at wtju.net, or by asking your smart speaker to “Play WTJU.”
For over 40 years, 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 14-time West Virginia State Champion and Appalachian String Band winner. Fiddler Jake Krack, one of today’s top old time fiddlers, has won the Galax Fiddler’s Convention and various other Fiddle Contests numerous times, and the band has won best old-time band at Galax 4 times. Mandolin player and band leader Mike Bing has been the glue that has kept the band together for over 40 years, and created the Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops, which celebrate Pocahontas County and West Virginia music. Mike has developed his own style of Mandolin which blends a solid rhythm chop and unmatched melody playing into the Bing Brothers style. Rounding out the band are guitarist Bob Lieving and bassist Tim Corbett who both joined in 2002.
The band will be joining us from Allegheny Echoes, where they will have been teaching all week.