Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, the Indie band, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. Little Bird plays a mix of modern R&B and ambient soul. Their 2018 release, "Familiar", reflects the sonic alchemy of a broad range of musical influences such as legendary artists, D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, along with revered modern acts, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy's Drop, and Nick Hakim.
Little Bird would be recognized by 1770 Records as "Band of the Year" in 2017 including members James Rubush (Guitar), Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano), Shelby McDaniel (Vocals), and Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals). In October 2017 the band along with Engineer/Producers Shane Woods, and Jeff Lucci (Mo Lowda & the Humble) recorded the new band's debut record at Headroom Studios (Philadelphia, PA).
Formed originally in 2014 as the brainchild of Jay Hurtt and James Rubush, the group began began relentlessly touring throughout the East Coast in early 2017 on the heels of their self-produced record "Groove" (2015). The early sounds of the band landed them gigs performing and headlining festivals such as Bay Funk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' along with sharing bills with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Fortunate Youth, Long Miles, Zach Deputy, Atlas Road Crew, Boy Named Banjo, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Mo Lowda & the Humble and many more.