The Performing Arts Studio is proud to present Arvel Bird and Eagle in the second Winter Wind concert of the season.  The performance begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 22 in  Norman’s historic Santa Fe Depot, 200 South Jones Ave.   Concert tickets are $10.  Advance purchase is recommended.

Winner of the 2006 Native American Music Award for Best Instrumental Recording and the Indian Summer Music Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental, Arvel Bird is a dynamic, energetic Paiute/Scottish fiddlist who performs many styles from jazz to contemporary Native and from Celtic to blues and bluegrass.  

A classically trained musician, Bird attended Arizona State University on a music scholarship and later transferred to the University of Illinois.  In addition to violin, Bird plays Native flutes and hand drums.  

Arvel Bird toured for 11 years with Glen Campbell, Clay Walker, Louise Mandrell, Ray Price, Loretta Lynn and others.  Now, as a solo artist, with Eagle, or with the new age group Ananeth or world beat group One Nation, he tours internationally and is one of the best known and most in-demand Native American entertainers touring today.  His latest CD, One Nation, will be released October 20.  

Winter Wind Concerts are a compliment to Summer Breeze, moving indoors during the colder months of the year.  Twelve concerts are scheduled from October through April.  Contact The Performing Arts Studio at 405-307-9320 for a schedule or to purchase tickets.  Located in the Norman Depot, PAS hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and from 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday. 

Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support comes from Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate and Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School.  

For additional information about Arvel Bird, visit www.arvelbird.com