DAKOTA BLONDE is one of the hottest Americana/bluegrass bands performing today - and their appearance at last year's MMF was one of the highlights of the festival.
BING FUTCH is a man of many parts, nearly all of them musical. A master of the mountain dulcimer, Bing has demonstrated his amazing versatility with the instrument, both as a soloist and with his roots/rock group Mohave. As producer, director, instructor, and performer of the Dulcimerica videos available on Podcast and YouTube and as author of the songbook Dulcimerica: All Over The Map, Bing has boldly taken the dulcimer to some places it has never gone before - and we're lucky that one of those places will be his return engagement at MMF2008.
JUBILANT BRIDGE is a startlingly original modern folk duo who respect the traditions of the mountain dulcimer and the guitar while creating a distinctly complex and contemporary sound that is all their own. Their harmonies - both vocal and instrumental - are as intricate as CS&N and as tight as the Hollies, and their four CDs have won as wide critical acclaim as have their live performances across the country. The Mountain Music Festival is proud to present Jubilant Bridge for the first time this year.
THE MANITOU PROJECT
Organized by Robert Force in 2007 with with his fellow MMF performers Bing Futch (see above), Judy Piazza (see below), Dave Batti (see everywhere on bass during the weekend), Quintin Stephens, Roger Zimish and Bud Ford III, the Manitou Project explores boundaries, pushes envelopes, and defies categorization. Eclectic and improvisational, the Manitou Project might be described as a neo/folk/fusion/jazz/Afro-Carib/world/progressive band. Or not - listen and be beguiled by their mesmerizing originality and forget the labels.
..and Join Us For Our Other Festival Programs on Thursday 8/21 At Kinfolks Mountain Shop and Saturday Night 8/23 at the Ancient Mariner Pub - Details In The Right Hand Column.
Click HERE For Our MMF2008 Performance Schedule