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Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?

Little Hawk 01 Oct 11 - 01:01 AM
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Subject: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 01:01 AM

Just asking...

Tony Bird is a white South African folk musician.

I saw him way back in '88 and he was marvelous. I have a chance to see him in a house concert in October and am wondering if anyone else has caught his act lately.

The song I best remember of his is called "Mango Time", but all his songs are wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 01:17 AM

Used to swap songs w/him in the closet of the Earl of Old Town in the early 80s in Chicago after our respective sets. 'She Came From The Karoo' was always my fav. Still have copy of Tony Bird of Paradise around here someplace. He was much loved in Chicago. 'Her eyes were leopard green' is one of my all time favorite favorite lines. In as much as 'Whatchu doin' in this zone, white man?' is one of the most frightening.

It's been years. Hope he's doing well. Deserving of a MUCH wider audience I always thought.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 07:37 AM

African Tony Bird in RI Nov.13 (2011)


Tony Bird in concert July 10 Portland ME (2011)


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 12:12 PM

Aha. Thanks for those links.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 01:18 PM

You're welcome, LH. He's doing well and has written many, many new songs. Contact his manager (joycekgls at aol dot com) to suggest house concert venues in your area.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 01:26 PM

He's doing a house concert right near my area in October.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: GUEST,ChanteyLass
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 12:13 AM

Another Mudcat miracle!


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 09:33 PM

Here are other Tony Bird concerts in the Ottowa area (from the TB email-list):

Peterborough, ON
Sunday, October 16 House Concert 4:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $20 Reservations: rob.annie@primus.ca

Fesserton, ON
Friday, October 21
The Orillia Folk Society and Goat Yard Funk Concerts
8:00 PM, doors open @7:30
Suggested Donation: $15
Reservations: Ann Marie,705-538-0988
am.wierzbicki@sympatico.ca

Toronto, ON
Sunday, October 23
The Flying Cloud Folk Club@the Tranzac
292 Brunswick Ave 7:30 PM, doors open @7:00
Tickets: $20 416-923-8137   www.tranzac.org

Sudbury, ON
Thursday, October 27
Cinco Centavos
113 Durham Street
Two Shows: 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
$20, or $35 for couples
Reservations: 705-586-2233 www.thecincocentavos.com

Hamilton, ON
Saturday, October 29
The Tribal Gallery Concert Series
Artword Artbar
15 Colbourne Street
8:00 PM $15 Advance, $20 At the door
Tickets: Gwen, 905-385-1829


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 11:10 AM

Here's a new listing:

McKellar, ON (near Parry Sound)
Friday, October 28
House Concert
Straw House Gallery
3 Lakeside Drive
7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $20

Information: Wave Weir,
705-389-9847
www.strawhousegallery.ca


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Ref
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 09:35 PM

No, but if you hum a few bars...


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 01:35 AM

Awright! I just got back from Tony Bird's house concert in Fesserton. Great show. Tony sang a whole lot of wonderful songs with his unique delivery and keen intensity, and the audience sure enjoyed it. He did a lot of the "African" songs plus some newer material that reflects more recent experiences in America. Some of it had a rather Dylanesque feel to it, partly because of the vocal edge, partly because of the lyrics, partly in the tunes, and he sang a tribute song TO Bob Dylan that was simply the best example of that concept I've ever heard. It's the song I WISH I'd written for Bob! I wish I had a recording of it too, but Tony has not recorded it yet.

We traded CDs (his and mine) and talked about harmonica playing and all kinds of other stuff after the show. This was after not seeing Tony in 23 years, and what a treat it was to finally get to hear him again after all that time.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: GUEST,Sandy mackay
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 02:55 PM

Is it possible to find Tony's early vinyl on CD or download? I am trying to buy a copy of1976's Birds of Paradise.


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 04:19 PM

Sandy, as far as I know "Bird of Paradise" is only on LP. Contact his manager Joyce Kegels at

joycekgls at aol dot com

for up-to-date discography information.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: GUEST,Sandy Mackay
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 04:22 PM

thank you, I will.
S


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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: maeve
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 01:52 PM

Here is the latest Tony Bird concert:
***********************
Tony Bird will be performing an evening concert for students at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. The one-hour presentation is open to the public free of charge.

Come, fill a December evening with remote African landscapes and reflections, history, unusual tales, laughter and romance, as well as personal, poetic references to an American experience and humanitarian themes that positively dream.

Tony Bird, African Folk Rock

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kimball Union Academy

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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Subject: RE: Anyone seen Tony Bird play lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 01:43 AM

Awright! Play on, Tony.


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