American musician Andrew Bird moves his audience members with the same fervor that a motivational speaker delivers to an energized crowd. The singer, songwriter, violinist, guitarist and expert whistler will perform at the open-air Theatre de Verdure, situated Montreal's beautiful Plateau Mont-Royal. A few tips for travellers planning to attend the July 18 event are to stay in the conveniently located Westin Montreal Hotel and to bring a blanket and picnic basket to the park, making the experience a night they may never forget.
The Chicago-based artist blends traditional folk, gypsy jazz and American rock to produce a unique sound that has garnered the attention of even the harshest music critics, such as indie music magazine Pitchfork. In his earlier albums, including his first solo release "Music of Hair," he showcases his skilled hand at violin and pays homage to influencers in the jazz and blues genres.
Bird's most recent release, the 2012 album "Break It Yourself," has proven that after over a decade, the artist is still crafting unique and poetic melodies that often highlight his stellar whistling talents.
Travellers in Montreal will not want to miss this perfect activity for a midsummer night in the centre of one of the city's most beautiful parks. After a night of wining, dining and listening to harmonic tunes, attendees can retreat to the downtown Montreal hotel and top off their evening with a nightcap at the Westin lounge, Gazette.