Sunday, 3 February 2008

The Amaizing Mr. Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird makes the kind of music that leaves critics groping for labels. A classically trained violinist, former swing jazz musician and now art rock virtuoso, Bird is one of the most imaginative and distinctive voices making music today.

Andrew Bird gives incredible live performances. Essentially a one-man band, Bird plays lines on violin or guitar or whistles a theme, records and loops the sounds, and plays new layers over them. His music is an eclectic mix of gypsy ballads, jazz, folk and rock. "Every night," Bird says, "I am rewriting all my songs for the audience."

Originally from Chicago, Bird was born in 1973 and learned violin from a young age using the traditional Suzuki method. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in violin performance.

Daytrotter Session 29.10.07

Mp3 | Andrew Bird - Fiery Crashs
Mp3 | Andrew Bird - Lull
Mp3 | Andrew Bird - Plasticities

Session Noir 03.21.05

Mp3 | Andrew Bird - Why
Mp3 | Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion
Mp3 | Andrew Birb - Masterfade

Video | Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion - Live at Bonnaroo Manchester 2006

Video | Andrew Bird - Imitosis - La Maroquinerie Paris , March 2007

Video | Andrew Bird - Spare-Ohs - Playing on the streets of Montmartre, Paris , April 2007

Andrew Bird