Arvel Bird is a globe-trekking Celtic folk / Native American rock musical poet. His vocals, violins and Native American flutes tell stories of love, life on the road and historical American Indian figures. In one seamless moment he will tap into the spirit of his Southern Paiute ancestors before taking you on a journey through the the Scottish Highlands on his violin.
Although based in Nashville, TN, Bird is permanently on the road, connecting with audiences the old-fashioned way… live. This is where Arvel's emotionally-driven performance thrives, igniting concert halls and leaving his audience inspired, transfixed and transformed.
Arvel Bird, a Celtic violinist and Native American flutist with matching ancestry, is world renowned for his mastery on the violin and has been pushing the boundaries of contemporary Native American, Celtic and new age music for the last ten years. His distinct blend of Scottish and Native American indigenous and contemporary music captures the essence of these two cultures and with it, transcends the boundaries of time.
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For his CD's "Red River Jig" and "Ride Indian Ride"
Indian Summer Music Awards - 6 nominations
Native American Music Awards - 1 nomination
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards - 3 nominations
2010 - Best Traditional Music - Indian Summer Music Award
2009 - Best Instrumental - Canadian Aboriginal Music Award
Article: "The Good Red Road: Musician Arvel Bird pays homage to both sides of his heritage with fiddle and flute"
2009 - Best Producer / Engineer - Canadian Aboriginal Music Award
2007 - Best Instrumentalist - Canadian Aboriginal Music Award
2007 - Artist of the Year - Native American Music Award
2006 - Best Instrumental - Native American Music Award
2006 - Best Contemporary Instrumental - Indian Summer Music Award
2006 - Best Performing Artist - PowWows.com
2006 - Best Native American Band - PowWows.com