\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_25588" align="alignnone" width="1000"]<img class="size-full wp-image-25588" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/03\/Bing-Bros.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="500" \/> The Bing Brothers featuring Jake Krack will perform at the Pocahontas County Opera House on Saturday, Apr. 1.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Traditional music powerhouse The Bing Brothers featuring Jake Krack will return to The Pocahontas County Opera House on Saturday, Apr. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.<\/h1>\r\nFor more than 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.\r\n\r\nBanjo player Tim Bing is a 14-time West Virginia State Champion and Appalachian String Band winner. Fiddler Jake Krack has won the Galax Fiddler\u2019s Convention Contest six times and is known as one of today\u2019s top old time fiddlers. Mandolin player and band leader 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 Bing 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\u2019s Vandalia Award.\r\n\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\nIn 2010, 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\u2019s Convention four times, at which Krack was also awarded First Place Fiddler six times and Best All Around Performer five times.\r\n\r\nIn March 2011, the group began recording live performances for the release of their \u201cLIVE from Pocahontas County WV\u201d recording, which was released the following year and received great reviews. The recording was the third release for The Bing Brothers Band. Also in 2012, the band toured Australia including performances at the 30th Yarra Junction Fiddler\u2019s Convention in addition to their performances at festivals and venues in the United States.\r\n<h2>In March 2015, the band was invited to perform on Broadway in New York City as part of The Irish Arts Center\u2019s Celtic Appalachian Celebration. The band was part of two\u00a0 sold out performances of the event, and in June of 2015 they released the \u201cLive from Broadway NYC\u201d DVD.<\/h2>\r\nIn addition to performing, The Bing Brothers Band is involved personally with the Allegheny Echoes Workshops, which Mike Bing helped create. The workshops are held the last week of June in Marlinton. All of the band members are staff instructors. In 2016 the Allegheny Echoes Workshops marked their 20th anniversary.\r\n\r\nAdvance tickets are available at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the concert.\r\n\r\nPerformances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.\r\n\r\nThe Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals and the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.