ANDREW BIRD – ” NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert “

Posted: January 23, 2021 in MUSIC
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It’s been a joy to hear the music of Andrew Bird shift and change. Bird’s early music, from the late ’90s, was steeped in hot jazz and blues music from the early days of the phonograph, then later shifted to new technologies using loop pedals to layer voice, whistling and violin. His lyrics often have a calculated quality, filled with abundant wordplay and observations. Last year, Bird made one of his most personal albums, “Are You Serious”. So it felt appropriate that he would play some of his most personal work in this most intimate of settings, the Tiny Desk Concert. For this performance of three new songs, Bird came with a stripped-down acoustic band: just drums, upright bass and acoustic guitar, with Bird himself on violin. It functioned something like a hot jazz ensemble, with no effects pedals; just the songs, front and centre, sounding perfect.

Setlist: : “Are You Serious” “Roma Fade'” “Capsized”

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