Arvel Bird is a mucisian like no other. He is a contemporary violin musician with Native American roots. His songs are instrumental, soothing and have a folk style about them. Throughout his ten year solo career he has been recognized for his talent. In 2007, he was voted Artist of the Year at the Nammys by his fans and peers. His latest album, Ride Indian Ride, which will debut at the Colorado Indian Market in January 2010, is a departure from his more traditional cultural music, with an edgier blues/rock sound that blends his Native American/Celtic roots with a stronger, more soulful sound. Check out Arvel's myspace page and Arvel's web site.
Last time Arvel was in Lincoln, NE, he stopped by the NAPT offices and talked with us about his upcoming and current projects. Listen to the interview with Arvel from Studio 249 now.
Arvel's top 5 songs
Shuunka Takan (Horse) from album "Animal Totems"
Puma (Courgar) from album "Animal Totems"
Native Violin Story from album "Arvel Live"
Badger Boogie from album "Animal Totems 2"
Music-The Common Ground from album "Tribal Music Suite"