314 N. River Street
East Dundee, IL 60118
Arts of Native America
Arvel Bird brings a unique blend of Native American
and Celtic music to his fans...a product of his own heri-
Initially seeking a classical music career, he was drawn
to and inspired by the Appalachian, Bluegrass and
Celtic styles in the Midwest.
Ultimately he developed his own unique music style
and a large and loyal following.
In 1986 he joined Glen Campbell, touring worldwide with Campbell’s band for six years. In 1991, he moved to Nashville and con-
tinued touring with Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell, Clay Walker, and others. His real dream was to record and perform his own
music using the violin as a lead instrument – completely contrary to the Nashville view of the fiddle as a backup or side-musician
instrument. The result was a blend of his Celtic and Native American roots that are uniquely his and intricately woven throughout
Within six years he recorded 10 CDs of his own music and one DVD, earning him music award nominations, and in 2006 two of
Arvel Bird LIVE!
Animal Totems 2,
struck gold in the Native American Music Awards (Nammys) and the Indian
Summer Music Awards best Instrumental categories.
Arvil Bird will be featured in concert at the River Trading Post, Santa Fe,
Arts of Native America Show and Sale ,
Thursday, August 19.