about us

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Twang Darkly plays original instrumental fusions of modal mountain sounds, swampy roots rock, world beat, and psychedelic folk — using mountain dulcimer, electric gourd, guitar, bamboo flute, banjo, harmonica, upright bass, and drums. Our press kit contains additional information including official photos. You can also obtain our one-sheet overview (pdf) or Michael's artist resume.

Find out more about how to book us or contact us. Come see us at an upcoming show.

More information about band founder/leader Michael Futreal available at michael.futreal.com.

Michael Futreal, founder of Twang Darkly, builds instruments and composes/performs original music on Appalachian mountain dulcimer, chromatic Martian dulcimer, electric gourd, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, flute, and suchlike. Michael is a Northwest Louisiana Juried Roster and "Collectible" Artist and was 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Red Rock Canyon, NV.
Joel Boultinghouse drives us with his big ol' string bass bass and, of course, does uncanny things with his electric guitar.
Lane Bayliss is the most recent addition to Twang Darkly, joining us drummer as of summer of 2014.
Previous member Troy Messina, drummer and percussionist, left Twang in Summer 2014 to move on to greener pastures in Kentucky. We miss him!