Andrew Bird

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Born in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Bird is a pop–violinist, singer, and songwriter known for his impressive fusion of classical, indie rock, folk and pop music. After graduation from college with a degree in violin in 1996, Bird began his professional... ... read more

Andrew Bird Tour Dates

Sep 21 Sun

Concert / Alternative Music / Folk Rock / Psychedelic / Singer / Songwriter

7:00 pm
Los Angeles, United States / Hollywood Bowl Caetano Veloso, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart
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Andrew Bird - Tenuousness live In The Basement
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Andrew Bird Bio

Andrew Bird

Born in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Bird is a pop–violinist, singer, and songwriter known for his impressive fusion of classical, indie rock, folk and pop music. After graduation from college with a degree in violin in 1996, Bird began his professional career with his release of the album Music of Hair, which showcased his violin skills and folky influences. For the next fourteen years, Andrew Bird was the bandleader for Bowl of Fire who released three studio albums, all which received ratings of at least 4 out of 5 stars on Allmusic.

In 2003, Andrew Bird began his solo career which is where he established the current sound he is well known for today. Bird has released seven studio albums since embarking on his solo career, five of which received at least 4 out of 5 stars on Allmusic, and four of which reached the Top 100 on Billboard’s Chart. In addition to his album success, Andrew Bird has performed at major musical festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, as well as on national television for the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Andrew Bird shows are generally mellow but full of impressive musicianship and unique in the range of genres he transcends. Tickets to Andrew Bird concerts can be fairly expensive but not too difficult to find.

Andrew Bird User Comments

Chris D. Jun 27, 2013
When I was asked to cover Andrew Bird's performance at Echo Beach, I really didn't know what I was in for. I decided to keep an open mind and went down to check out the show. Talent doesn’t sum this guy up. Bird came on stage and just started rocking one of the best violin solos I’ve ever heard. Granted, I haven’t heard many violin solos, but this guy could move mountains with that thing. After his full band joined him on stage, Bird took the role of multi-instrumentalist, often alternating between the xylophone, the violin and a variety of his patented whistles. His music is a summer night’s wet dream. If you were standing on a beach in the middle of a cool summer night watching Bird entertain a crowd of the ‘hippest’ people in Toronto and owned a functioning heart, you wouldn’t be able to help but enjoy the moment either. It’s one of those ‘capture the moment’ type of concerts. It’s something to be savored, enjoyed and appreciated. Even if you weren’t of a fan of Bird prior to the show, his innate ability for intricate, yet completely relatable storytelling would make you a convert in no time.
Chris M. Oct 1, 2012
I sometimes wonder if Andrew Bird is a stage name due to his uncanny ability to whistle, but that does not account for his great songwriting and multi-instrumentability. Bird is ostensibly a violin player, but even that instrument he finds about 8 different ways to play, and then gets out his looping pedal and creates sonic landscapes both on his albums but also live as well. Musically he is very unique, if not always catchy, and fun to see live or in some of the footage in the studio. Lyrically, Bird tends to critique modern society in a variety of ways and was at his best on 'The Mysterious Production of Eggs" and "Armchair Apocrypha'. On other albums the lyrics have not stuck with me and can blend into the music. But on TMPoE he really gets it right with 'The Naming of Things' 'MX Missiles' 'Masterfade' and 'Tables and Chairs'. I'll keep listening to whatever he puts out, but that's the album that sticks with me the most. Armchair Apocrypha felt like his attempt to break into mainstream a little more and was also pretty good.

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