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Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire

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Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird updates the traditions of small-group swing, German leider, and New Orleans jazz, mixing gypsy, folk, and rock elements into his distinctive style. Bird's projects include his group the Bowl of Fire (which also includes drummer Kevin O'Donnell, bassist Josh Hirsch, and guitarist Colin Bunn) and performing as an auxiliary member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers; in turn, the Zippers' Katharine Whalen and James Mathus appeared on the Bowl of Fire albums Thrills and Oh! The Grandeur. Bird has also recorded with artists like Pinetop Seven and Lil' Ed Williams, teaches music at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and performed on the score and soundtrack from the 1999 Tim Robbins film The Cradle Will Rock. His third album, 2001's The Swimming Hour, surprisingly found the Bowl of Fire turning to pop music, and with excellent results. As bandmembers remained active in their various other projects, the band continued and work on a follow-up began in 2002. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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  1. Why?  -  90,448 plays
    I have been driving all night
    Bathing in fluorescent light
    Of a western Tennessee gas station
    With a pack of two way action
    Im subsisting on a fraction
    Two Way Action  -  79,442 plays
    Standing on the corner, plastic cup in her hand
    Standing on the corner, saving for some gin
    You dont need to ask where shes been or whats up
    Shell gladly tell you about the life she had
    Before she had the cup, standing by the window
    11:11  -  86,052 plays
    Im a breather, mail receiver
    Ad I dont know where I stand
    Not since someone informed me
    That my house was built on sand
    And its not the earth beneath me
    Case in Point  -  78,556 plays
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