Dubbed a "one-man orchestra of the imagination" by TED, Chicago-born Andrew Bird is a multi-instrumentalist who pays equal attention to his violin and guitar onstage, and an arcane lyricist who whistles full solos with blithe, perfect clarity. His recent collaborations include artists like St. Vincent, Fiona Apple, Blake Mills, and more.
Before he became the indie-folk star he is today, Bird studied classical violin at Northwestern University’s prestigious school of music. Since releasing his first album in 1996, he has remained close to those roots with songs both swelling and orchestral, effortlessly alternating between pastoral and plucky, electronic and acoustic. Bird’s appearance at Stanford University’s intimate Bing Concert Hall is not one to be missed.