Andrew Bird. Cameron Wittig
Wielding many instruments and a remarkable whistling ability, Andrew Bird has developed an offbeat marriage of classical and pop music over the course of his decade-long career. The musical polymath has never been one to limit his sound, incorporating traditional folk, swing, zydeco, rock, electronica and indie-pop into his work. Click the link above to hear Bird perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Describing his newest album, this year's Noble Beast, as a less electric project, Bird still finds value in carefully chosen words: His sophisticated lyrics read like brilliant poetry written by a romantic biologist, mathematician or historian. Fortunately, his trademark string arrangements and intelligent lyrics remain, incorporated into a batch of strong, alluring pop songs.