Last night, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird captivated the audience at Masonic Cleveland. Bird, who seamlessly switched between performing on violin and guitar, also warbled with his signature whistle and had the crowd erupting in applause and hollers. The first half of his set featured all tracks from his most recent album, My Best Work Yet, with "Truth Lies Low" and "Roma Fades" from his 2016 album, Are You Serious, sandwiched between "Fallorun" and "Archipelago." The rest of his set was filled with older hits performed in a close circle with his band. This portion of the set included "Give It Away" as well as beautiful duets with opener Madison Cunningham on "Left-Handed Kisses" and a cover of Dylan's "Oh, Sister."
Chanteuse Madison Cunningham kicked off the night with her incredibly tight band. The L.A. native boasted killer pipes (a la Maggie Rogers or Lady Lamb), finger picking and intricate guitar work that proved her musical prowess. The musicianship displayed by the group made it evident why Bird had tapped them to open. (Amber Patrick)
Photos by Amber Patrick