Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird’s solo performance at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center was originally broadcast just eight days after Noble Beast, his awaited follow-up to 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha, hit shelves.  The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist has been wowing music fans since the mid-1990s with his blend of rock, folk, jazz, swing and other genres.  He has churned out six records (seven, including Noble Beast) and three live offerings. “Every night, I am rewriting all my songs for the audience,” Bird says. Looping violin, guitar, glockenspiel and other instruments, he creates a lush, textured sound that is improvised with each performance.

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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.

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