Dave Bing and Ben Townsend appear on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Augusta Heritage Center on the campus of Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia. A member of the Bing Brothers Band and the old-time revivalist string band Gandydancer, Dave Bing (a native of Roane County, W.Va.) is a widely respected veteran teacher and musician. A master of traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo music, Bing can move seamlessly from bluegrass to square-dance standards to old-time tunes.
He appears here alongside his friend and protégé Ben Townsend, who has played traditional and contemporary string-band music in group and solo settings for more than a decade — most notably with West Virginia string band The Fox Hunt. Both sing and play fiddle and banjo.
- "Jo Bones"
- "Red Mountain Wine"
- "Rose For Polly/Brokedown Gambler"