It’s like something out of a Disney movie — a tiny bird flies through a bluegrass festival and likes what he hears, so he lands on a musician’s guitar and sings along.
It actually happened to musician Josh Williams last year at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival in Denton, N.C., and was caught on camera in a clip that’s been making the rounds online for months. A recent interview with Williams in Bluegrass Today had us relishing once more the feel-good, serendipitous duet.
When the bird lands on Williams’s guitar as he sings “Mordecai” (about 1:30 into the video), it simply chirps along, even as Williams keeps his own composure and pets his new feathered fan.
Williams told Bluegrass Today: “I am deathly afraid of bugs, and all I saw at first was wings. My mind was saying: ‘Keep singing! Keep singing or you’ll freak out.’ Once I saw it was a little bird, I was really tickled, and everyone seemed to get a kick out of it sitting there on my guitar.”