Currently on tour in Japan, The Magpie Salute return to the U.S. later this week for another run of shows in support of their debut studio album HIGH WATER I (Eagle Rock Entertainment U.S.).
Classic Rock Magazine recently voted the album one of their Top 10 releases of 2018 and remarked: “Rich Robinson laid down a marker for The Magpie Salute with 2017’s mini-LP of covers and old Black Crowes tunes; a collection that suggested an organic, loose entity with bags of groove. The band’s debut proper made good on its promise as Robinson and his trusted crew cut a swathe through Southern Blues, rootsy soul and crunching rock’n’roll.”
Produced by Rich Robinson and recorded at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville, TN, the 12-song High Water I represents a musical union of swaggering rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, and campfire-worthy storytelling. The band brings together the reunited definitive Black Crowes guitar duo of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien (also from the Crowes), lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), drummer Joe Magistro and keyboardist Matt Slocum.
A second brand new studio album High Water II will be released in 2019. Details to come on that at a later date.