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Andrew Bird performs on The Current.

Watch Andrew Bird: The Folksy Side Of An Inventive Star KCMP

December 22, 2012 – Watch the singer, songwriter and violinist play "Three White Horses" live at The Current's studios. KCMP

Andrew Bird's latest record, Break It Yourself, was released this month.

Read Andrew Bird On World Cafe WXPN

July 23, 2012 – Hear the whistling polymath and master violinist perform songs from his latest record. WXPN

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Andrew Bird performs a headlining set at Stubb's during SXSW 2012.

Watch Andrew Bird, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

March 15, 2012 – Bird made his lone show at the festival count, holding the stage for one sweet, soaring hour.

Andrew Bird was 4 when he picked up his first instrument. His latest album is called Break It Yourself.

Read Andrew Bird's World Of Wit, Whimsy And Whistling

March 11, 2012 – Bird continues to balance celebratory music with heavy subject matter on the new Break It Yourself.

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Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

Read NPR Music Announces SXSW 2012 Lineup

March 1, 2012 – Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Andrew Bird's new album, Break It Yourself, comes out March 6.

Read First Listen: Andrew Bird, 'Break It Yourself'

February 26, 2012 – Break It Yourself is a quiet, careful grower. Give it time, and it blooms into something beautiful.

Clockwise from upper left: Andrew Bird, Julianna Barwick, Spoek Mathambo.

Read New Music From Andrew Bird, Julianna Barwick And More

January 31, 2012 – Hear a sneak preview of Bird's new record and some albums we played solely for the cover art.

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Liner note booklet cover art for The Green Album

Watch First Listen: 'Muppets: The Green Album'

August 14, 2011 – Andrew Bird, OK Go, Weezer and others honor the music of the Muppets on a new tribute album.

Clockwise from top left: Bjork, Andrew Bird, R.E.M.

Read Bjork Rocks The iPad, Andrew Bird Covers Kermit, More

August 2, 2011 – This week's All Songs Considered includes premieres from Grouplove and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

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Andrew Bird ponders Kermit the Frog.

Read Andrew Bird Summons The Spirit Of Kermit The Frog

July 28, 2011 – The singer-songwriter pays tribute to the greatest frog of all time with a cover of "Bein' Green."

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Nico Muhly.

Read The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40 Q2

April 17, 2011 – Listen to a crowdsourced mix of young composers, as assembled by WQXR's Q2 and NPR Music. Q2

Andrew Bird at the 6th and I Synagogue

Read Tweedy vs. Bird: What Do You Want From A Concert?

December 10, 2010 – Bob Boilen takes a look at two recent solo performances by Jeff Tweedy and Andrew Bird.

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Listen Highlights From The 2010 Newport Folk Festival

August 4, 2010 – All Songs Considered looks at some of the festival's best moments, from Edward Sharpe and more.

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