LIVE: Andrew Bird @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 10/13/11

October 21st, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

If there’s a mad genius of indie songwriters, it just might be Andrew Bird.

During live performances he stands alone onstage, surrounded by a phalanx of musical equipment and quirky props: a sock monkey doll in a striped suit and custom-made whirling speakers that look like giant vintage gramophones.

Bird himself can appear a bit preoccupied, like an indie-rock absent-minded professor in gray blazer, cardigan and sneakers – with shoelaces so long he seemed in danger of tripping over them as he dashed around the stage, stepping from one effects pedal to the next.

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