805 Pohukaina St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

BAMP Project proudly presents....

Andrew Bird

February 6, 7pm
Pipeline Cafe
Honolulu, HI

On sale NOW!
GA $25, VIP $50

Andrew Bird (born July 11, 1973) is an American musician. He was born in
Lake Bluff, Illinois and resides in the Chicago area. Bird is a
singer-songwriter, a violinist and, since 2004, a guitarist. He is also
an accomplished whistler.

His early work, which echoed gypsy jazz and traditional folk, has led
into his current sound, which mixes rock with more broad compositions.
His years of solo song-craft have now enabled him to produce a sound
that is uniquely his own.

Trained by the Suzuki method from a young age and a graduate of
Illinois' Northwestern University, Bird released his first solo album,
Music of Hair, in 1996. Vastly different from his later releases, this
first album showcases his violin skills and pays tribute to his
fascination with both American and European folk traditions, as well as
jazz and blues.

His initial commercial exposure was in collaborative work with the band
Squirrel Nut Zippers. He was quickly lumped in with the swing craze that
swept the United States music industry in the mid '90s; this is an
affiliation that he is still working to shed.

Taking on the role of band leader in 1997 with Andrew Bird's Bowl of
Fire, he released the album Thrills. This was followed by Oh! The
Grandeur in 1998. Both albums were heavily influenced by traditional
folk, pre-war jazz and swing, with Bird relying on the violin as his
primary musical instrument.

In 2001, Bird released The Swimming Hour, his third release with the
Bowl of Fire and a dramatic departure from previous recordings. The
Swimming Hour featured a mixture of styles, from the zydeco-influenced
"Core and Rind" to more straightforward rock songs. He has often
referred to this record as his "jukebox album".

The Bowl of Fire unofficially disbanded some time in 2003, having
featured many skilled Chicago musicians including Kevin O'Donnell, Nora
O'Connor, Andy Hopkins (aka Mr. Rudy Day), Jimmy Sutton, Colin Bunn and
Ryan Hembrey.

Bird then released two subsequent solo albums, both distributed through
the label operated by Ani DiFranco, Righteous Babe Records. The two
records, 2003's Weather Systems and 2005's The Mysterious Production of
Eggs, continue a progression towards an eclectic indie folk sound that
has proven challenging to classify.

Bird's live solo shows have been notable in that he uses a multi-track
system to sample and loop his own performance. For example, he may
record a snippet of his performance on violin, then play a "loop" of
that sound. This provides a more full-bodied sound and aurally suggests
a band performance, rather than the sound of a solo artist.

Bird's next full-lenth album Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum) was
released on March 20th 2007.

November 2007 saw the Soldier On EP originally a European tour-only
release. But due to high demand and unanticipated critical acclaim was
released digitally and in CD-format on both sides of the Atlantic.
Critics and fans alike have hearkened to the EP's first track, "The
Trees Were Mistaken", a complex yet austere looping composition that
marks a departure from Bird's earlier body of work. It also contains a
cover of Bob Dylan's "Oh Sister".

January 2009 saw Noble Beast, also available with instrumental album
Useless Creatures, released worldwide to positive reviews.

All ages welcome, under 18 accompanied by adult.

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