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"Thank you for visiting my website.

I'm Arvel Bird and originally from the Southwest. Since early 2000 I've been touring the world, performing music inspired by my dual heritage. I hope you enjoy the confluence of styles in my music.

I've been playing violin since I was 9 years old.  Later, as an adult, I taught myself guitar, keyboard, mandolin, Native American flutes and Celtic whistles.   As a songwriter and performer, my music reflects my love of diversity - bluegrass, blues, celtic, classical, contemporary Native American, folk, new age, and rock - and it has taken me around the world to music festivals, theaters, concert halls, performing art centers, symphonies, chamber orchestras and more.  

Some of my favorite memories of my early touring years include nearly 6 years with Glen Campbell, and five more with Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell and a few others. Between my own tours and those with these country legends, I've performed at the Smithsonian Museums in D.C. and N.Y., the White House, Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa, FL, Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester, NY, the London Paladium Theatre, the Toronto SkyDome, and many, many more incredible venues.
 
Since 2002, I have released 25 CDs, two EPs and two DVDs, winning numerous music awards for 5 of my releases in the United States and Canada including Best Instrumental, Artist of the Year, Best Engineer, Best Producer and more.  My two most recent releases are Celtic Indian and Animal Totems 3
 
As I travel around the world playing music and facilitating Animal Totem Workshops, I share my stories as an inspirational speaker at churches, spiritual centers and community gatherings, drawing on not only my own extensive healing journey, but also my studies and personal experiences with Animal Totems.

I look forward to seeing you somewhere along my journey.

For more information, contact the Wikipedia of Arvel Bird, Kimberly Kelley (615) 406-3689 or kkelley@arvelbird.com,

bloggin' on the road with Arvel

To Fly or "Dragon"Fly

It’s no coincidence that many of my animal totem blogs are also animals for which I composed or co-wrote on my Animal Totems CDs. Most of those creatures have played roles in my life at one time or another with profound messages.     Dragonfly was a constant companion for me while I lived in the Southeast.  Its message to me that my efforts are maturing and my spiritual path is clearly ahead certainly seems true for me right now and maybe for you, too?     That Dragonfly represents transformation seems… Read more

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Moving Friday's show to Saturday!

Zia House Concert, Hereford, AZ

Friday night tickets are good for Saturday's show. We're just gonna make more room! Email zibaff@aol.com for reservations. This show sells out early and you'll see why. Reservations recommended.

Arvel Bird | Celtic Indian Concert - Part 2

Zia House Concert, Hereford, AZ

If you bought tickets for Friday night, they will be good for Saturday. We're just making more room for one great event! Email zibaff@aol.com for reservations. This show sells out early. Reservations recommended.

Dec11

Arvel Bird Music with a Message

Unity of Mesa, 2700 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ

Arvel will be sharing his message of love and music during this advent service. Always a popular speaker. Come for the music, stay for the message.

Dec11

Arvel Bird Music with A Message

Unity of Mesa, 2700 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ

2nd service - Arvel will be sharing his message of love and music during this advent service. Always a popular speaker. Come for the music, stay for the message.