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Little Bird w/ Pierce Edens live at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon
February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am| $5
Little Bird, hailing from Annapolis, MD now calling Charleston, SC home. The group relentlessly tours throughout the eastern half of the country. LB blends surf rock, jazz, and Americana into a high energy killer live show. In 2015 & 2016 the band played & headlined festivals such as Bay Funk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin’ and more. Along with sharing the stage on show bills with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Mo Lowda & the Humble, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Long Miles, Fortunate Youth, and more.
Born in 2013, the 4 piece band released two collections of music within the project’s first 2 years. American Spirits EP (2014), as well as Groove EP (2015) were the debuted appearances onto the FM radio waves for Jay Hurtt (Vocals), James Rubush (Guitar), Chris Elvidge (Drums), and Mike Ware (Bass).
As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of “Appalachicana.”
Over the last ten years, Edens has been drawing on those roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com
classifies Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.”
Through relentless touring, independently producing 4 albums (with one on the way), one full length concert film, and sharing the stage with musical heroes such as: Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, and Sturgill Simpson, Edens has garnered a dedicated following of fans across the nation. And as Fred Mills of Blurt magazine says… “Edens is the R.F.D. (Real effin’ Deal), and when he and his band have their collective back against the wall, there’s trouble in store.