Andrew Bird 4-16-2007 @ Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
As I noted after returning home from it, Andrew Bird's Nashville appearance last month was one of my favorite shows this year. I've been sitting on the tape since the show (not literally, mind you) and have just gotten around to converting it. Bird (vocals, violin, guitar, whistling) took the stage alongside Martin Dosh (drums) and Jeremy Ylvisaker (bass), and the show also featured a guest appearance by drummer Patrick Callahan of My Morning Jacket on "Fake Palindromes." And it was good.
The recording turned out pretty well, but I'll note that the dynamics of Bird's performance make some moments pretty quiet. He's also soft-spoken on stage, so the banter between tracks is sometimes difficult to hear. The full show is available below as .mp3 files, or from the Live Music Archive in lossless (.flac) format.
April 16, 2007 - Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Source: SP-CMC4s > battery box > Creative Nomad JB3
Lineage: JB3 > Gateway MT6541 > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CD Wave > dbPowerAmp > .flac
01. instrumental intro
04. Fiery Crash
07. Dear Dirty
13. Simple X
16. Fake Palindromes [with Patrick Callahan of MMJ]
18. Don't Be Scared
19. Skin Is, My
21. Scythian Empire
- encore -
I'm sure Janet, Tessa, and The Falconer will be glad I finally got around to this. Now to get Mr. Bird to schedule some of those rumored fall dates here in Atlanta/Athens...