Thursday March 21, 2013

GUILFORD -- Wendy’s house concert series welcomes Tony Bird on Saturday. 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. The Village Voice called him "The finest, most impressive folk poet in years." Visit www.mangotime.net.