Bing Futch

is creating Music and Video
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  • Unlimited Access to my Patreon Community! Rewards for key milestones reached.
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature.
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  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
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  • Unlimited Access to my Patreon Community! Rewards for key milestones reached.
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  • Special monthly mp3 release of "The Improv Files" containing 4 new tunes made up on the fly!
  • A special "I support Bing Futch" flying dulcimer logo sticker AND an "I Love 'Dulcimerica'" sticker suitable for cars, cases and/or framing!
  • Immediate access to new music, video and tablature.
  • Unlimited Access to my Patreon Community! Rewards for key milestones reached.

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About Bing Futch

To all who come to this happy page; WELCOME! (Lovingly paraphrased from Walt Disney.)

You've just arrived at the Bing Futch Patreon Community, where patrons get unlimited, exclusive access to all of my music, video, books, educational resources and more! Starting at just $5 per month, about the price of a Venti Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks, you can get an "all-access pass" to my productions past, present and future. 

Along with everything in The Patreon Vault, you also get immediate access to new music, demos, live concerts, online workshops, tutorials, world premiere score arrangements and behind-the-scenes footage plus live Q&A sessions and chat.  I also produce exclusive weekly video content including Mailbag Monday, Disney Overload, Patreon Moments, The Drone Zone, Milagro Kitchen, Tour Eats and In-Studio With Bing Futch.

As a full-time independent musician and producer, I work with the creative side as well as the financial and it's amazing to see how lots of little expenses can suddenly add up when you're running a production studio.  Since joining Patreon in 2014, I've been able to make long-required upgrades to studio equipment and musical gear as well as being able to devote more time to researching, writing and recording new works. In the meantime, I've had a wonderful time getting to know the members of this community! Not a single day goes by that isn't effected in some positive way by patrons - they are truly a part of my art!

Here are some of the projects that are being brought to fruition thanks to my patrons!:

New Recordings and Publications 

2019 is the year of "the constant recording effort" in order to keep creative juices flowing and lots of new music emerging. Alongside that, I've got some instructional books that I'll be writing as well. Here's just some of what my patrons are currently enjoying:

  • Previews NOW of "Dulcimerica: Volume 4" album
  • Previews NOW of "The Beauty and the Terror" album
  • Previews NOW of "Disney Dulcimer Dreams" book and CD
  • Previews NOW of "Quarters" album

By becoming a patron, you will receive all of the tracks from these recordings as each one is completed. You'll also receive pages of each book while the writing is in process, so you'll get a sneak preview before anyone else! Funds raised through Patreon go towards the purchase and maintenance of gear and software which will allow me to more efficiently produce music, video and new publications. 

School & Library Music Education Programs

One of my greatest passions is presenting music education programs at schools and libraries.

As a kid, I became inspired by the artists who came to my school and shared their gifts through music and history.  It's given me great joy to visit schools and libraries all across the country, introducing folks from all generations to the music and the roots of tradition as well as the future. I've also presented a number of Blues In The Schools programs on behalf of the Orange Blossom Blues Society and really enjoy bringing the past and present of blues music together for the next generation of musicians.  Your pledges will help me to continue taking these programs to places where the budgets have been cut or outright removed.

Continued "Dulcimerica" Production

The "Dulcimerica" video podcast celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2017 and it remains free to view on YouTube and Apple iTunes. But I also upload the pure HD quality episodes here for your downloading pleasure. Funds raised through Patreon are used for data storage costs as well as keeping production equipment up-to-date and maintained for future episodes.


Be A Part Of The Art

So, you see, your pledge will go a long way in helping support my creations in a number of mediums; audio, video, print and live presentation! Patreon makes it easier for you to get involved and become a part of the art. Thank you all, so much, for taking the time to visit my Patreon Channel and I hope you'll take me up on the invitation to sample some of the content that's available here every day.  Stay long, browse much and I hope to see you somewhere along life's vast, musical highway.

All my best,

Bing

P.S.  To get a taste of what I've been offering on my Patreon Channel, check out the "open house" link in the Featured Tags section on the left towards the top of the page.  It's all yours to view, download and enjoy for free! Once you become a patron, all of the patron-only posts will unlock for you to access. Thanks for visiting and taking a look!
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Upon reaching this milestone goal, all current patrons will receive a commemorative limited edition t-shirt, sticker and pick PLUS special download of a patrons-only full-length album AND a special 4-hour patron-only online concert featuring your requests and AMA (Ask Me Anything!) 
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