Hello friends, today we’re announcing the yearly installment of the intimate “Gezelligheid” performances this winter with concerts scheduled in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translates to “extra extra cozy,” the shows concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by the signature giant Specimen horns. This year’s shows will include special guest Tift Merritt.
Presale tickets are available this Thursday, and the general onsale begins Friday: http://andrewbird.net/showsTweet
Live from Pickathon- Andrew’s old-timey quartet, including Tift Merritt. Thanks to KEXP for hosting the performance
We’re very excited to share that Andrew with special guest Tift Merritt will be performing at the first ever Quietest Show on Earth to celebrate and support America’s national parks!
Five winners – each bringing along one guest – will hike into one of America’s national parks for the intimate performance, where it will filmed and later shared at http://www.quietestshowonearth.com/. For more information please visit the websiteTweet
Mr. Bird is California bound this November for a solo sweep from Arcata to Santa Barbara. One of the loveliest and talentedest groups around, The Handsome Family, will be performing as well to ensure your musical happiness.
11.14 Davis, CA Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
11.15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio Theatre
11.16 Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio Theatre
11.18 Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University (On sale 8/5)
11.19 Chico, CA – Cal State Chico (On sale 8/5)
11.21 Santa Barbara, CA -UC Santa Barbara (On sale 6/20)
Tickets & info: www.andrewbird.net/shows
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Measure For Measure… Andrew breaks down his songwriting process among other mysteries with The New York Times HERE.Tweet
Andrew and Sock Monkey head to Sterling Heights, MI this August for the first ever Mo Pop Festival at Freedom Hill. Very excited to see our pals Old Crow Medicine Show! General onsale begins this Friday at 10am.Tweet
Very exciting…the audio version of David Sedaris’s brand new collection of essays ‘Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls’ uses a handful of songs from Andrew’s instrumental record ‘Useless Creatures’. Listen to an audio clip HERE.
On Tuesday, June 11th Andrew and a collection of artists including Judy Collins, Allen Toussaint, Bettye LaVette, Suzanne Vega, and Loudon Wainwright III will perform the music of Frank Sinatra at SummerStage in New York’s Central Park for Sinatra in the Park. The gala event will help raise funds to support City Park Foundation’s year round free arts, sports, and education programs.
Information and tickets can be found HERE.
Use promo code BIRD10
If you are in New Orleans tonight, Bird and band are playing a warm up show at Chickie Wah Wah. Doors at 8 – c’mon down and watch the fellas shake off the rust before tomorrow’s Jazz fest show. Sunday night, they’ll cap off the weekend with a Tipitina’s show with Dosh opening – so shake a tail feather and go for the trifecta Bird weekend.
Say happy 100th to Woody Guthrie. Be a part of the This Land Is Your Land Project, by way of PBS: http://pbs.org/thislandTweet