Andrew Bird: Recent News
October 4th 2013
And as an added bonus, this year’s shows will feature Tift Merritt as a special guest.
July 31st 2013
Featuring a collaboration with Tift Merritt on brand new song ‘Begging Questions’ (a favor which Andrew Bird returned during her set!)
July 11th 2013
To celebrate, here is a video of Bird singing “The Happy Birthday Song”, especially for… himself.
June 6th 2013
We have a lot of exciting stuff up our sleeves for the rest of the year, and we wanted to give you guys a taster.
Andrew Bird: Info
Since 1997 the Chicago-based composer and multi-instrumentalist has released 11 albums, garnering a devoted following with his early band Bowl of Fire before venturing out with his first solo record, 2003’s Weather Systems. It was with this release that Bird began using a looping pedal to combine densely-layered symphonies onstage and revealed his unearthly talent for whistling. He has since played such prestigious venues as New York’s Beacon Theater and Carnegie Hall, Coachella, the Austin City Limits Festival, the Hollywood Bowl and Bumbershoot; in 2008 Bird had 15,000 fans overflowing from Chicago’s Millennium Park for his largest-ever headlining performance.
Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as collaborate with inventor Ian Schneller on the Sonic Arboretum installation at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He has documented his creative process for The New York Times, contributed music to the new Muppets movie and composed his first-ever film score for the movie Norman.