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Michael Futreal
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My trio with an amazing guest guitarist, Mark Griffith, doing a rocky waltz...
 
Live at the 2015 Natchitoches Jazz Fest with an extraordinary guest guitarist, Mark Griffith.  Here's our piece, "When Argonauts Waltz," re-imagined. #guitar   #dulcimer  
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Some more original music and footage created as part of my Artist-in-Residence gig at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, this one recorded live with +Joel Boultinghouse at our show at the visitor center.   #BambooFlute   #desert  #flute
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Nice work.
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Sweet!
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Here's a study on a strange mode on my electric dulcimer.  http://youtu.be/aj7u4Ytq_rE
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A bit more gourd music for you, this from my trio's submission to NPR's "Tiny Desk Contest."
 
Twang pulls out an oldie for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest http://youtu.be/vGIivELPmos  Look for the rest of our Tiny Desk Concert tomorrow. #tinydeskcontest  #gourd
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got u thanks
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Doing one of our original dulcimer pieces live...
 
More #tinydesk  -- feeling the "Mountain Fever" with the electric dulcimer.  http://youtu.be/IPm1FjrYo1k
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My trio teamed up with a great guitar player, Mark Griffith, at the Natchitoches Jazz Fest last weekend for some improvisational fun based around pieces we normally do... Here's a waltz, a little thing I cooked up years ago for DAC tuning.
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cool stuff!!!
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Here's some original music and footage created as part of my artist-in-residence gig at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada.   #bambooflute   #desert   #flute  
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I love anticipation :)
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Aquavina == a dulcimer with a water filled resonator == that I built last summer, taken for a test drive with some of my other dulcimers before I donated it to a sound art project here in town...   http://youtu.be/4vvoqiBj5FQ
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+Jessica Comeau has just released an album of solo dulcimer music.  http://youtu.be/30kwRtXCNek  Sounds wonderful... find out more at http://www.jessicacomeaudulcimer.com/products.html
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I appreciate that so much, Michael. Thank you!
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My trio recorded a number of live #tinydesk  pieces this weekend.  Here's some space #uke.
 
And yet more #tinydesk -- uke and guitar space jam, with Lane Bayliss on the cosmic percussion.  An under-development piece that ponders the complexity of the Jovian system....  http://youtu.be/2mKT4G2rs_4 #uke #ukulele #gourd  #SpaceIsThePlace
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Thanks, Jerry!  This one is still evolving, but we're enjoying it.  

The Guild Uke and it's Fishman Kula system are a joy to play.  It's the only acoustic pickup system I've ever liked, I think.  
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Got the gourd for an entry for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest with my trio +Twang Darkly .  #TinyDeskContest
 
Twang pulls out an oldie for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest http://youtu.be/vGIivELPmos  Look for the rest of our Tiny Desk Concert tomorrow. #tinydeskcontest  #gourd
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Thanks Jerry!
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Education
  • North Carolina State University
    Applied Sociology
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Bucko
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musician and multimedia artist keen on dulcimers and modal music
Introduction
My music is at michael.futreal.com and I perform it live with my trio Twang Darkly -- improvisational tone poetry for dulcimer, banjo, guitar, harmonica, flute and what-not.

Our recordings, available as mp3, aac, wmv, flac, and cd:

Mojo Fix, 2012

I also do music with my brother, Andy Futreal 

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Musician, Multimedia Artist, and Web Consultant
Skills
dulcimer, guitar, banjo, harmonica, flute, instrument building, video editing, web development, database development
Employment
  • Web Development Consultant, present
  • Twang Darkly
    Musician, present
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Currently
Shreveport, LA
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Warsaw, NC - Asheville, NC - Raleigh, NC - Waynesville, NC