Little Bird w/ Shamarr Allen (of Galactic)
Bonfire Presents

Little Bird

Shamarr Allen (of Galactic)

Ages 21+
Indie rock from Annapolis MD.

Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Indie R&B/Soul outfit, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. They are currently touring their 2019 release, Proxima, which 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.

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 2019.

“gHost” was released in April 2019 as the first single off of the upcoming, space odyssey themed, record entitled “Proxima”. “Proxima”, the bands first self-produced record, will be released in 4 Episodes: Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, beginning summer of 2019 through December of 2019.

Hailed by star drummer Bob French as “the new coming of his era,” Allen recently snapped up a 2008 Big Easy Award for best emerging artist and plans to exceed the expectation with a forthcoming release which promises a musical arrangement that breaks the mold of conventional brass.

Allen's freshman CD "Meet me On Frenchman Street" took a modern approach to traditional Jazz and produced an instant classic with the title track. But Allen doesn't stop there.

His rock/funk/hip-hop band, The Underdawgs is set to release their debut CD in April of 2009, aptly entitled, "Box Who In?" A bold statement against being categorized under any one genre, the widely anticipated release promises a radical departure from Frenchman Street and takes listeners back to where Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis left off.

"Meet me On Frenchman Street" was an homage to the storied past of New Orleans; "Box Who In?" is a vision of its future. The tracks are representative of what's here and now, with an insight into the man behind the horn. "The title of the CD is how I feel," says Allen and "I will not be put into the box of a particular style of music. Maybe one day I will want to do a country record and I don't want to feel limited in any situation."

Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107