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Blue Talk live at The Hummingbird
December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am$5
Formed on the campus of Mississippi State University in 2016 by Garrett Caver and Ronnie Bullock, Blue Talk originally went by the now retired name Hood Baby and the Barnacles (a name created on a whim by a random band name generator). Over the course of their college careers the pair would eventually add guitarist Wes Toner in 2017, and drummer Vaughan Brenner the following year.
While based in Mississippi the group found moderate success around the state playing at music festivals like MSU’s Bulldog Bash and the 2018 Missihippi Music and Arts Festival. They also played many of the states more notable venues, taking the stage at Jackson’s Duling Hall and Oxford’s The Lyric. Frequently hitting Oxford, Starkville, and Jackson MS, the band rapidly built a solid following around the Magnolia State playing an original brand of Funk and Neo-soul inspired by the greats of the 1970s.
While gearing up for the release of a debut album and a summer full of music, the COVID-19 pandemic stopped Blue Talk, along with the rest of the world, dead in its tracks. The band had to re-evaluate their priorities and life choices, and after over a year of relative inactivity, the band decided to uproot and move to Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 2021.