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.
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!|