ANDREW BIRD’S MY FINEST WORK YET NOMINATED FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM AT THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMYS

ANDREW BIRD’S MY FINEST WORK YET

NOMINATED FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM

AT THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMYS


Photo credit: Amanda Demme
Album artwork 

“The one, the only, Andrew Bird”—Chris Thile

Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird is nominated for Best Folk Album for his critically acclaimed album, My Finest Work Yet, at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Released earlier this year, My Finest Work Yet was called “his most plainly and darkly funny album in a long time” by Pitchfork, while Consequence of Sound remarked on its “brilliant songwriting” and Q Magazine notes this release finds the “singer-songwriter hits his peak.”

The album was recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles. Bird was joined on the album by producer Paul Butler, Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on “Archipelago.”

Watch the videos for album tracks: “Sisyphus,” “Bloodless,” and “Olympians,” all directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin, and “Manifest,” an animated film by Andrea Nakhla.

Most recently, Bird unveiled a collection of holiday songs on a brand new EP entitled HARK!. The EP features original tracks “Alabaster” and “Night’s Falling,” as well as a handful of beautifully realized holiday classics including “Holy Night,” “White Christmas,” Vince Guaraldi’s epic “Skating” and more.

2019 has been a monumental year for Bird who was recently cast in the FX Limited Series Fargo, in a role written expressly for him. He has spent the better part of 2019 mesmerizing audiences across the globe on tour. Notably, Bird’s joint performance of William Bell’s “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” at this years SXSW with breakout artist Yola, nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album Grammy awards, was called one of the fests best by Variety and more – watch here.  

Bird is set to conclude with a five-night, sold out residency at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church from December 9 through 13 as part of his annual “Gezelligheid” concerts. A Dutch term that loosely translates to “cozy,” the Gezelligheid performances will feature Grammy nominated artist, Madison Cunningham.

Andrew Bird is a Grammy nominated, internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and composer who has released fifteen records to date. Recording and touring extensively, Bird has performed around the world at festivals and renowned institutions including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A TED Talks presenter, a New Yorker Festival guest and an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, Bird will also debut on the cast of Fargo’s forthcoming installment, airing on FX in 2020. Bird’s holiday EP HARK! and newest full-length album, My Finest Work Yet, are both out now on Loma Vista Recordings.

ANDREW BIRD LIVE

December 9 Chicago, IL Fourth Presbyterian Church*
December 10 Chicago, IL Fourth Presbyterian Church*
December 11 Chicago, IL Fourth Presbyterian Church*
December 12 Chicago, IL Fourth Presbyterian Church*
December 13 Chicago, IL Fourth Presbyterian Church*
April 18-19 North Charleston, SC High Water Fest

 *with Madison Cunningham

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