Thursday March 14, 2013

GUILFORD -- Wendy’s house concert series welcomes Tony Bird on Saturday, March 23. The concert is at 7 p.m., preceded by an optional potluck supper at 6 p.m. Admission is $15-20 at the door. For information or directions, call 802-254-6189.

With a mesmerizing intensity, a unique voice, vision, guitar style and persona, Malawi-born songman Tony Bird is a complete original. Growing up in southern Africa in the era of colonialism and apartheid, Bird developed a sharp, conscious eye. His expansive repertoire ranges from topical and historical commentary to love songs, musical tone poems and exotic travelogues and stories that roam from bushmen to bicycles. Bird has been called "The Father of African Folk-Rock." The Village Voice called him "The finest, most impressive folk poet in years." Visit www.mangotime.net.