Watch: Andrew Bird on Letterman

In a last-minute effort to replace St. Vincent and David Byrne’s Sandy-influenced cancellation, David Letterman was able to bring in Andrew Bird for a pleasantly intimate set. For those of you still wanting St. Vincent and Byrne, they are still set to perform this Thursday on The Colbert Report.

For the evening, Bird covered Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” accompanied by no more than a double bass (Alan Hampton) and guitar (Tift Merritt). His most recent record, Hands of Glory, dropped yesterday and is in stores now.

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