Dave Bing And Ben Townsend On Mountain Stage The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.

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Dave Bing And Ben Townsend On Mountain Stage

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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.

SET LIST

  • "Birdie"
  • "Jo Bones"
  • "Red Mountain Wine"
  • "Rose For Polly/Brokedown Gambler"
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