Andrew Bird has always been faithful to the spirit of American folk music, but never at the expense of his own originality—the Illinois native’s songcraft is inimitable. After making records in the ’90s as a member of Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire, Bird broke through as a solo performer with a pair of albums in the mid-aughts, his musical acumen coalescing on the 2005 chamber-pop swirler Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs and the more guitar-driven Armchair Apocrypha in 2007. In the decade since, his projects have been varied, ranging from a 2014 collection of Handsome Family covers to a 2015 experimental instrumental album to his work scoring the FX series Baskets. The 44-year-old’s most recent studio album is last year’s warm, accessible Are You Serious, featuring the whiskey-soaked Fiona Apple duet “Left Handed Kisses,” which the two performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Goulden Balls open.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION Andrew Bird at First Avenue
Friday, July 21 2017 | 8:00pm | First Avenue- Mainroom | $36.00 | 18+
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Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop.
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