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American Strings: An Evening with Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus
Oregon State University presents Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus on the next installment of the College of Liberal Arts’ American Strings series on Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.

The webcast event is hosted by OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli.

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and composer who has released sixteen records. He has performed around the world at festivals and at renowned venues 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 also made his professional acting debut in the cast of Fargo's fourth installment, which premiered on FX in the fall of 2020. Bird's 2019 album, My Finest Work Yet, was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Jimbo Mathus is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the gold and platinum-certified swing revival band, Squirrel Nut Zippers. The group toured extensively throughout the 1990s, including performances for the 1996 Summer Olympics, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and more. Since the early 2000’s, Mathus' career has included work for Buddy Guy and Elvis Costello, and a vast collection of solo projects that have led to his music being heard on Shameless, Ray Donovan and more.

Each segment of American Strings is comprised of an intimate conversation and music by artists from a variety of genres, making for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition. Santelli will talk to the duo about their long friendship, the fun they had together in the making their new album, These 13, and the poignant story behind its opening track, "Poor Lost Souls." Bird and Mathus will also share some of their music in a pre-recorded video they made just for American Strings.

May 12, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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