Andrew Bird Plots Two Front Range Concerts

Folksy troubador Andrew Bird’s name has popped on two area concert calendars for this summer.  He will be appearing at The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities and the great barn at Chautauqua in Boulder on August 9th and 10th respectively.  Both are intimate venues that should provide a fantastic background for Bird’s wildly eclectic take on folk music.

Since age four, Chicago-based songwriter/performer Bird has been playing music ranging from classical to early country blues, but has spent the past 13 years writing pop music infused with unconventional violin, glockenspiel, guitar, and his trademark whistling.

Bird has released 11 albums, most recently the widely lauded Noble Beast (2009) which has won praise from Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and NPR, among others. Amazon.com recently named Bird’s Mysterious Production of Eggs, including original artwork by print artist Jay Ryan, one of the “100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time.”

Tickets are available now for the Arvada show through The Arvada Center’s Website. – Covered Seating $55/$47.50/$37.50; Lawn $30

Tickets for the Chautauqua show go on-sale on May 7th through their website – All seats are covered $27 – $55

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!