Andrew Bird at Troy Music Hall

andrew bird

He knows big words.

Check it out: Andrew Bird is playing the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall October 13. Frequent collaborator Dosh opens.

Great -- but that's a long way off. Why mention it now? Because tickets go on sale this Friday. They're $33.50.

About Bird, from an AV Club interview a few years ago:

Musical polymath Andrew Bird is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist. His music, which draws elements from pop, classical, jazz, and folk traditions, defies easy genre categorization, and his modest Midwestern persona is amiable, but not striking. A "next big thing" he is not. Yet his name has been quietly buzzing in taste-making music circles for years, with each new release quietly building on the sleeper success of the last.

And from a Paste review of Bird's Noble Beast: "Andrew Bird has always been a bit of a showoff. For good reason, though--he's an incredible violinist and composer, he knows big words like apocrypha, and anyone who can make a human whistle sound like the wind, a voice, a theremin and a saw, might as well prove it."

Here's a performance by Bird at TED last year.

Yep, the Troy Music Hall does advertise on AOA.


any fans that just cant wait until friday can get presale tickets by joining AB's "fan community" at

Excellent! I saw him play a solo show at the Egg a few years ago. Pretty incredible.

He opened for Erin McKeown years ago at the Larkin. Yeah that's right, The Larkin. They played a show that was so packed the fire Marshall would have had an aneurism. There were people standing in the stairwell.

That was before someone bought the place and decided Albany didn't want another music venue.


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