LITTLE BIRD performs the song "GHOST OF THE JOST" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY AMANDA MUIRHEAD
MICROPHONES BY RODE
A 5 piece band without a genre to call home, the group of Annapolis, MD locals that blend rock, funk, and blues to bring the sound of a Jam Band based on playing music.
Little Bird was born New Years Eve 2013 with singing front man Jay Hurtt on harmonica and rhythm guitar, James Rubush on lead guitar, along with drummer, Chris Elvidge, and Mike Ware on bass guitar.
After a year and a half of performing behind their 8 song demo, “American Spirits”, around the east coast, they spent the Fall and Winter of 2013 into 2014 expanding their roots on the map and musically.
"Groove" a 10 song album was recorded in July 2014 in a warehouse basement known as BurnDown Studios in Philadelphia, PA with producer Sam Morgan (Long Miles). Adding members Bear Hutchinson on Keys, and feature performances from Zach McKinney on Saxophone and singer-songwriter Shelby McDaniel with vocals on a handful of songs.
They wrapped up 2014 playing throughout the remainder July and August and end the summer sharing a bill on their first major festival at Silopanna Music Festival 2014 in Crownsville, MD among the acts such as The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Chappo, Hellogoodbye, as well as familiar local faces Jimmies Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Pasadena, Higher Hands, Skribe and more.
"Groove” the band's independently distributed first full band album was released on their 2nd birthday Jan 1st 2015.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
MANY THANKS TO THIS IS NOTEWORTHY & WATERFRONT COURTYARD MARRIOTT
Thomas Champagne- Audio Engineer, Becca Finley- Producer/ Chief Creative, Taylor Marchbanks- Audio Engineer, Amanda Muirhead- Host/ Assistant Producer, Sam Nicholson- Director of Videography
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