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Andrew Bird Live In New York

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Andrew Bird stopped by the Capitol Theatre the other night (3/3) to play a charming and inspired set of global folk music.

The Lake Forest-born musician’s newest album Echolocations: River came out in October of 2017 and is the second installment in his Echolocations field recording series. Bird is a musicologist who effortlessly incorporates the sounds of rivers and the echoes of bridges in his compositions. Flecked with jazz, blues, swing, zydeco, European folk and American roots, Bird’s recordings are filled with sensitivity and heart and they’re played with virtuosity and finesse.

The Capitol was packed with Bird enthusiasts who hung on every note. The violinist/singer’s first set was done solo, while his second set featured a full band. The third act found the whole band crowded around a single microphone and for the last few numbers they fell back in a full-band groove.

It was a fabulous show.

  1. Echolocations: River
  2. Echolocations: Canyon
  3. A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
  4. Capsized
  5. Bloodless
  6. Why?
  7. Truth Lies Low
  8. Are You Serious
  9. Roma Fade
  10. My Sister’s Tiny Hands
  11. Orpheo Looks Back
  12. Give It Away
  13. By Any Means Necessary
  14. Archipelago
  15. Three White Horses
  16. Pulaski At Night
  17. Danse Caribe