Andrew Bird's talents soared Saturday night Feb. 5, at the Pipeline Cafe. Concert goers were entranced by his lyrical, gypsy-rock, classically influenced eerie, and yet enticing melodies which were woven with scholastic idioms, nonsensical nuances and clever phrases.
Bird performed alone, surrounded only by his violin, electric guitar, glockenspiel, tambourine and sock monkey. He used a looper to record segments of music which he then layered, creating an epic listening experience. If one could not see, they would have expected a full band, a quartet and choir to have been accompanying Bird to create such a rich symphony of sound.
Never missing a beat, Bird swayed and rocked, lost in the musical moments while in between songs making quiet comments and smiling sideways . Bird dabbled in his past and present creations, performing songs such as "Anonanimal" from his latest album Noble Beasts, and song "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left" (featured live video below) from album The Mysterious Production of Eggs.
World class whistler, song writer extraordinaire, innovative lyricist, multi-instrumentalist and musical genius, Andrew Bird is a definite must see live artist. Experience a clip from the concert below.
Live performance of "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"