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.