Continuing our theme of highlighting artists at this weekend’s Boston Calling, it’s time to check out some Andrew Bird. Get yer’ violin out and prepare for some well-schooled, well-crafted songwriting. Andrew Bird has many imitators in the Club Passims, All Asias, and university coffee shops of the city. You know the type: the kid who took suzuki piano and violin bought a looping pedal the weekend before moving to Boston. They build a progression of droning tones while humming in near-harmony with themselves. Then you walk out of the coffee shop, or start playing on your phone and question your direction in music, the universe, and everything.
Hear it done right with Andrew Bird. “Thank god it’s fatal, thank god.”
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Thanks to Andrew Bisdale for the photo.