Laughing Bird lands in Lovell


Mustang Days will begin with a hoot Monday, as the Laughing Bird Comedy Music Show lands in Lovell with a free performance at the community center from 7 to 9 p.m.

Tupe and Janey Wing Kenyon met in Kodiak Alaska in the mid-70’s and have been performing and recording together since 1978, according to the band’s web site. They have traveled from Alaska to Guatemala, from Maine to Hawaii and from California to Carolina, performing at fairs, festivals, universities, resorts and community concerts.

The husband and wife duo’s music career spans four decades, 50 states and several foreign countries, and the music is recorded on 11 albums. Their live show is a mix of original contemporary folk music with overtones of new country, bluegrass and light acoustic rock, according to

Tupe plays 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, percussion, keyboards and harmonica, and Janey plays mountain dulcimer, bass guitar and various percussion instruments. Tupe and Janey both enjoy singing, and their songs feature tight harmony arrangements. Their show is spirited with surprises such as off-the-wall comedy, a nine-inch dancing clog doll and even a little yodeling.

“Relax with us, laugh with us, and enjoy the way Laughing Bird makes you feel,” Janey said.

Pop and water will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the Mustang Committee. CDs will be available for purchase.

A few testimonials taken from previous customers on the Laughing Bird web site:

“Variety is the spice of life and Laughing Bird is very spicy.”

“Fabulous show! Such high energy. Real crowd pleasers.”

“Dynamic, funny and energetic. A very different type of show.”