Little Bird (abbreviated nickname from childhood), began in 2010 as the brainchild solo-act artist Jay "Little Bird" H. Hurtt VI. In 2013 the full-band formed including members James Rubush, Chris Elvidge, and Michael Ware. What started in Hurtt's homemade basement studio would leave various recordings throughout the tail of their High School and early College years. American Spirits (2013) and GROOVE (2015) debuted Little Bird to FM radio waves and would lead to pocketed audiences and a modest following throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The band would be named 1770 Records "Band of the Year" in 2016 after playing and headling various festivals such as Bay Funk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' along with sharing the stage with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Fortunate Youth, Long Miles, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Zach Deputy, Mo Lowda & the Humble and many more.