The Magpie Salute (ex-Black Crowes) to release debut album and play live in Stockholm
The Magpie Salute, featuring former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, will release their debut album “High Water I” (Mascot/Eagle Rock Records) on the 10th of August. On the 6th of August they will also play live at O-baren in Stockholm, performing their mix of rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues and camp fire ballads.
The guitarist Marc Ford and bass player Sven Pipien have played with Robinson in The Black Crowes while the vocalist John Hogg has previously played with Robinson in Hookah Brown. Keyboard player Matt Siocum and drummer Joe Magistro has played with him on solo albums and previous tours.
“High Water II” will be released in 2019.
High Water I tracklist:
- Mary The Gypsy
- High Water
- Send Me An Omen
- For The Wind (listen to it on Youtube here )
- Sister Moon
- Color Blind
- Take It All
- Walk On Water
- Hand In Hand
- You Found Me
- Can You See
- Open Up
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“It’s the recontextualization of playing with one another,” Robinson states. “When I was putting this thing together, I was thinking about how even though we may not have played for almost a decade, it just comes back immediately. The chemistry is unexplainable. Of course, I’m the same guy who played with the Black Crowes and wrote all of those songs, but this is a different context for myself, Marc, and Sven. It’s the convergence of three different worlds and eras for me. We’re all here together in this one place. Simultaneously, it’s amazing for Marc and Sven to play with Joe and Matt and John to be in the middle of it all. For me, that was really cool to witness. This is what I wanted to do.”
“The more time we spend together, the more I realize how much of my life is involved with Rich,” Ford reveals. “This is probably the best band I’ve ever been in. As a player, it challenges me. There’s something beyond us that we’re agreeing with. This music wants us to be a part of it. Rich and I just agreed that whatever it took for us to drop our bullshit—so be it. That way, we could let this happen in our lives. It’s better when we’re together than when we’re not. We’re better friends than we’ve ever been. I’ve learned more about him in the last year than I had in the past thirty. Rich and I have been able to pick up this fragmented broken piece of a very bizarre life together and unite as grown men and say, ‘Wow, that was something. Let’s see what we can do with it.’”
“We’re all very aware of this position we’re in,” adds Hogg. “Rich and Marc have this intense and long history together in quite a public way. At the same time, you’ve got Sven who’s been in the band forever, and Joe has been with Rich for 15 years. I have this history with Rich. I won’t lie; it’s all quite unusual,” he laughs, “I’m working with the greatest musicians I’ve ever worked with. The dynamic is powerful and positive. There’s been a number of long journeys that suddenly all coalesce.”