"There is no one like Tony Bird, his intensity mesmerizes audiences and the poetic beauty of his songs lingers in your mind long after that extraordinary night. If there is one concert you should not miss at Stone Soup this year, this is the concert." - Richard Walton, longtime President and MC of Stone Soup Coffee House, RI

"After a too-long absence, Tony Bird performed for the Princeton Folk Music Society this month (Jan. '05) and it was thrilling to hear his unique voice and style again. Whether he is contrasting the incredible beauty of his native Africa with the horrible legacy of its politics or singing his impressions of life in Manhattan, where he has now lived for nearly half of his life, Tony's music and the poetry of his lyrics are still extraordinary. We loved him." -- Justin Kodner

"Brilliantly original songwriter Tony Bird... wonderfully fuses African and European folk styles into songs that are clever, fun, urgent." -- The Boston Globe



Tony Bird in Concert © Touchstone Imagery

Photo by Touchstone Imagery


"The finest, most impressive folk poet in years." -- The Village Voice



UPCOMING CONCERTS

Dublin School
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dublin, New Hampshire
Concert for Students


Soirees Musicales House Concert Series
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2596 Tater Lane
Guilford, Vermont
6:00 PM Potluck Dinner (optional)
7:00 PM Concert
Minimum Suggested Donation:
$15-$20 per person
Information:
Wendy, 802-254-6189
wendy@asteriamusica.com


PAST CONCERTS

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Bass Hall
19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
7:30 PM
Admission $15 ($12 for members, seniors, and students)
Information: 603-924-3235
director@monadnockcenter.org www.monadnockcenter.org


Soirees Musicales House Concert Series
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2596 Tater Lane
Guilford, Vermont
6:00 PM Potluck Dinner (optional)
7:00 PM Concert
Suggested Donation:
$15-$20
Information:
Wendy, 802-254-6189
wendy@asteriamusica.com

Cornell Folk Song Society
Saturday, March 2, 2013
165 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
8:00 PM
$15.00 Advance Payment
$17.00 At the Door
Information:
607-255-7164, weekdays 9-5
www.cornellfolksong.org


House Concert
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Saratoga Springs, NY
7:00 PM
Suggested Donation:
$20 Advance Payment
$25 At the Door
Reservations:
winnienmo@gmail.com


Bethel Farm Yoga and Living Arts Center
Saturday, September 29, 2012
34 Bethel Road
Hillsborough, New Hampshire 03244
7:00 PM
Tickets:
$15 Advance Payment
$18 Day of Show
Reservations recommended:
Audrey Bethel, 603-464-3823, or
audreybethel@hotmail.com
www.bethelfarm.org


Monadnock Waldorf School
Friday, September 28, 2012
Keene, NH
Workshop for students


Peoples' Voice Cafe - Opener of Series
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison)
New York, NY
8:00 PM, Doors open 7:30
$18.00
212-787-3903
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org


House Concert
Saturday, July 28, 2012
4 Marston Street
Exeter, NH 03833
7:30 pm.
Suggested Donation:
$20 Advance payment
$25 At the door
Reservations:
Pam & Bert - 603-772-9542
pambourgeois@comcast.net


House Concert
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Woodstock, NY
8:00 PM
Suggested Donation:
$15 Advance
$20 at the Door
Reservations:
Alicia, 516-712-8338
zpommer@yahoo.com


House Concert
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Saratoga Springs, NY
7:00 PM
Suggested Donation:
$15 Advance
$20 At the door
Reservations:
Dale, 518-583-7247
dale@fieldnotes.tv


Kimball Union Academy
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Flickinger Arts Center
Meriden, New Hampshire
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Open to the public, free of charge
www.kua.org




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Tony Bird © Susan Wilson
Photo by Susan Wilson




"Tony Bird's use of lyric imagery has a cinematic quality about it. There are flashbacks, quick cuts from one time frame to another, overlays of theme and multiple levels of symbolism... musical tone poems that are textural rather than linear, and convey a feeling of mood, environment, culture and history. There is no other contemporary performer as gifted at creating this kind of imagic collage." --Nightfall Magazine

"It's difficult to imagine anyone being able to tell a story set to music as well as Tony Bird."--Winnipeg Free Press

"It was absolutely incredible. Overwhelming. Words fail me. We were sharing our table with other old fans and everyone agreed--an artist who has matured and gotten better (he was already great, so better than great--what would that be?). So often, it seems the flower of creativity fades in mid-life, and performances by people we saw and enjoyed long ago feature their old material. Tony did do some of that material and very well. But he has written extensively while away from the scene, and his new material was astounding. The last number in his second set -- I will never forget. I'm still stunned. ... It was like seeing Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Leonard Cohen in Montreal, John Lennon brought back to life ... The deep, reflective, intelligent, poetic, musical, incisive quality of his writing had a profound effect. The audience was really into it, old young, existing fans and those who had no idea who Tony Bird is." - April 2008, Patricia Smith, former organizer of Sudbury, Ontario's Northern Lights Festival

"What a wonderful experience yesterday's house concert with Tony Bird was. He is truly one of the great folk artists of our era. His skill with language ranks him among the best poetic lyric writing in the English language enriched by a beautiful African vocabulary, accent and cadence and delivering thoughts, stories and philosophy that are deeply humanistic. It was very special to hear him in such an intimate setting. Thank you for organizing such a memorable evening." - October 2008, Alrick Huebener, Ottawa, ON bassist/writer

"If Bird didn't exist, he would be nearly impossible to invent."

- Martin Keller