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    Andrew Bird On World Cafe Wielding many instruments and a remarkable whistling ability, Bird has developed an offbeat marriage of classical and pop music over the course of his decade-long career. Hear the relentlessly inventive singer-songwriter perform songs from Noble Beast in this archived session from 2009.
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Vintage Cafe: Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird in Session For Noble Beast From 2009

December 9 2013 - Andrew Bird is always welcome on The World Cafe. In a musical world of instant gratification his subtlety and prowess is a rare thing.
We are highlighting a session from 2009 upon the release of the album Noble Beast where the singer-songwriter, violinist and whistler is joined by drummer Martin Dosh. More often than not, Bird performs by looping backing parts using all the instruments at his disposal so it is interesting to hear him interacting with a live colleague. Not only are the performances wonderful but Bird also talks about the specialized language (often using biology associated terms) that crop up in his songs along with other of his many charming lyrical eccentricities.

Session Setlist
Tenuousness
Masterswarm
Oh No
Natural Disaster

Recent Release:I Want to See Pulaski at Night
Release Date:December 17, 2013
Label:Grimsey Records

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