Piece Comment

Review of The Lord God Bird

This piece captures the mystique of the Ivory Billed woodpecker, and the hopes of the fading small town that has pinned its survival to the bird's "resurection."

The soft cadence of rural southern voices, accompanied by the haunting melody of the original song, lingered in my ear and in my mind, bringing to life
a complex part of the country and the reality of an almost mythical bird.