Tuesday April 21, 2020 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:A virtuosic violinist, singer, songwriter, composer, and expert whistler, Andrew Bird's career has undergone a variety of stylistic shifts since his early days playing jazz and swing music. He combined these and other styles, including elements of traditional folk, on his solo debut, 1996's Music of Hair. Gaining a reputation as a consummate performer and developing a distinctive sound along the way, he then released three albums as leader of Bowl of Fire. His third solo album, 2005's Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, signaled his transformation into savvy pop sophisticate and instrumental looping pioneer. When Armchair Apocrypha followed in 2007, it marked his first appearance on the Billboard 200. In the 2010s, Bird broke into film scoring with assignments including 2010's Norman and made his Top Ten debut with his sixth solo effort, 2012's Break It Yourself. Among records focused on his original songs, he released an album consisting entirely of Handsome Family covers in 2014 (Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...), and 2017's Echolocations: River was the second in a series of instrumental works inspired by — and recorded in — the natural world.