NPR’s Mountain Stage recently aired folk staple Andrew Bird’s gig in Charleston, West Virginia. His masterful instrumentation shines in this 30+ minute set, sporting his signature whistling and plucky energy to nail tracks from his 2016 Grammy-nominated record Are You Serious and beyond.
Bird is accompanied by fellow musicians Steven Elliott, Alan Hampton, Kevin O’Donnell on guitar, bass and drums (respectively) and The Flat Five’s Nora O’ Connor joins Bird on backup vocals.
Listen to the the full set below, and go see Mr. Bird when he takes over the Mann Center with Belle and Sebastian and Porches on August 3rd; tickets/more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.
Andrew Bird, Mountain Stage, NPR