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 has won the Galax Fiddler’s Convention Contest 6 times and is known as one of today’s top old time fiddlers. Mandolin player and bandleader 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. Because of their contributions to West Virginia music, Mike and Tim Bing were the 2012 recipients of the West Virginia Culture and History’s Vandalia Award. https://www.wvculture.org/vandalia/award/index.html
The Bing Brothers Band have kept the powerful rhythm of the band cranking with the additions of guitarist Bob Lieving and bassist Tim Corbett in 2002. In 2010 fiddler Jake Krack joined the band as they began to reach new levels. Since that time, The band has won First Place in the Old Time Band Contest at the Galax Fiddler’s Convention 4 times, at which Jake Krack was also awarded First Place Fiddler 6 times and Best All Around Performer 5 times.