ACL ‘09 Artist – Andrew Bird: “Fitz and the Dizzyspells”
Chicago native Andrew Bird has carved out his place in music with a style all his own — the multi-instrumentalist fills his unique sound with signature loops, violin, and whistling. You can catch him on Friday night at the Dell Stage, from 7:30-8:30pm.
Shortly after graduating from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in violin Bird released his first album, Music of Hair. He then went on to gain national attention through his work with the Squirrel Nut Zippers in the late ’90s. He released three albums with Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire before stumbling upon success as a solo act in 2002. The shift into his current style came with 2005′s Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, and was solidified through two more releases — Armchair Apocrypha in 2007 and his most recent album Noble Beast in 2009.
Today’s song of the day is Fitz and the Dizzyspells, a track off of Noble Beast, from his February performance in KUT’s Studio 1a. -Meg Murphree