Andrew Bird Releases Album Of Handsome Family Covers

Andrew Bird Releases Album Of Handsome Family Covers

Andrew Bird will embark on a North American tour this Summer with his band Hands of Glory. The tour (dates at the foot of this post) will celebrate the release of Bird’s collection of The Handsome Family covers, Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of… which came out at the beginning of this month.

Bird, who has long been a fan and first covered their track Don’t Be Scared in 2003, toured with the band last Autumn and began working on this collection. The album includes an updated rendition of Don’t Be Scared, along with Far From Any Road, the main title theme song for the HBO series True Detective.

Listen to The Sad Milkman and Giant Of Illinois. Order the album here.



And the dates:

6/9 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
6/10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
6/12 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6/13 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/15 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
6/16 Austin, TX – The Paramount
6/19 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Community House
6/20 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua
6/21 Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Fest
7/2 Ann Arbor, MI – Power Center
7/4 Toronto, ON – Urban Roots Fest
7/6 Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Fest
7/8 New York, NY – Summerstage
7/10 Hanover, NH – Dartmouth
7/11 Bridgeport, CT – The Klein
7/12 Lowell, MA – Summer Music Series
7/18 Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Fest
7/24-27 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Fest
7/26 Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
8/1 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
8/2 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
8/3 San Francisco, CA – Stern Grove Fest

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