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Tiny bluegrass-loving bird sings along at festival (Video)

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.

Josh Williams and his guest vocalist at the 2011 Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival in Denton, N.C. ( YouTube)

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.”


Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts.


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