Andrew Bird’s series “Live from the Great Room” is making its debut on YouTube. Twenty-eight episodes in total, the first 9 episodes are available now, while the remaining will be added in the coming weeks.
Streamed live over the past 3 years from Andrew’s living room—with the exception of a special SXSW installment last year in front of a live audience—the pioneering series puts artists creative process on display for fans as Bird performs and converses with friends, collaborators and fellow musicians in a candid, intimate setting.
“I’m sharing the series as a whole in hopes that it might help some folks looking for creative inspiration during isolation,” says Bird. “I bring in musicians that I think will push me into interesting territory. I’ve always been about showing the process and the never-ending quest to get to the heart of a song, and there’s something casual about this whole thing that’s appealing.”
The series features artists from across a wide spectrum of musical styles including Fiona Apple, Chris Thile, Yola, T Bone Burnett, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau, Matt Berninger of The National, LA Philharmonic & Gabriel Kahane, Jackson Browne, Esperanza Spalding, Lucius, Tift Merritt, Dawes, Theaster Gates, Dan Wilson, Blake Mills, The Lumineers, Zach Galifianakis, Jonathan Richman, Tim Heidecker, Jimbo Mathus (of the Squirrel Nut Zippers).