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ML Presents: Team Player, Little Bird + Lauds at Bourgie Nights
November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 am
You already know we’re finally getting a bill with our two favorite Wilmington acts on it. Lauds + Team Player are sharing a bill PLUS we have fresh blood coming to town that we couldn’t be more stoked about. This one will likely sell out, so get your tickets in advance! Plus, it’s stupid cheap. So just do it. Okay? Okay!
$7 ADV // $10 DOS // 9:00PM DOORS
Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Indie R&B/Soul outfit, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. They are currently touring their 2018 release, Familiar. With the release of Familiar, and a consistent, impressive live performance, Little Bird has received acclaim in their new hometown, being voted the 2018 Charleston City Paper “RnB/Soul Band of the Year”. New members Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano) have joined originators Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals) and James Rubush (Guitar) to create the sound heard on Familiar, and continue to develop their sound with material set to be released in Summer of 2019. Familiar was released in April 2018, recorded with Engineer/Producers Shane Woods, and Jeff Lucci (Mo Lowda & the Humble) recorded at Headroom Studios (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2017.
The project was formed originally in 2014 as the brainchild of Jay Hurtt and James Rubush, the early and new sounds of the band landed them gigs performing and headlining festivals such as Silopanna, EastPortaRockin’, Savannah Stopover along with sharing bills with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Zach Deputy, Boy Named Banjo, Jimmies Chicken Shack, The Hip Abduction, Caroline Rose, Stop Light Observations, Mo Lowda & the Humble and many more.
“It’s extremely likely you’ll fall headfirst for Little Bird, mere moments after hearing the band’s 2018 release Familiar. The heady mix of ambient soul, R&B, and trippy jazz puts them in the kindred spirit category to everyone from D’Angelo and Erykah Badu to Australian jam band Hiatus Kaiyote. And their unique sound is showcased by musicianship of the highest order.”
.::Randy Shulman.::.Metro Weekly Magazine
While newcomers to the Wilmington scene, you might recognize something innately familiar about Lauds. Principle songwriters McKay Glasgow (of Wilmington folk-rock outfit Tumbleweed) and Holt Evans III create songs that filter the wistful immediacy of songwriting heroes Robin Pecknold and Sufjan Stevens through a vortex of chiming guitars à la Slowdive and the Cocteau Twins. Combining these seemingly disparate influences with a pop sensibility and the driving rhythm section of Rett Nabell (bass) and Boyce S. Evans (drums), Lauds invite you to dream (and maybe even dance) along with them.
We play loud and try to get stuck in your head.