The Magpie Salute – London Acoustic Show
OSLO, Hackney – Friday 10th August 2018
Debut Studio Album: High Water I
Released: 10th August 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group
Listen to ‘Send Me An Omen,’ the first song to be taken from the album here:
The Magpie Salute will be playing a special intimate 4 piece performance at OSLO, Hackney to celebrate the release of their debut studio album, ‘High Water I’ on 10 August, the day of the album release via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.
Pulled together by guitarist Rich Robinson, it continues a storyline he began in the Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien. Meanwhile, vocalist John Hogg shared Hookah Brown with Robinson as keyboardist Matt Slocum and drummer Joe Magistro both joined him for solo records and tours over the years. The group represents a musical union of swaggering rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, and campfire-worthy storytelling, it also marks a reunion of musicians whose paths twisted and turned right back to each other.
Now, these six individuals conjure magic on their full-length debut of original material, High Water I[Mascot/Eagle Rock], for August 10th 2018 with High Water II to come in 2019. You can pre-order ‘High Water I’ here.
In many ways, the name reflects the spirit of The Magpie Salute.
“I’ve always loved the element of crows, but they have a dark connotation,” Robinson elaborates. “Magpies are revered by ancient and indigenous cultures around the world, because they walk that bridge between dark and light. A magpie is also a cousin to a crow. This band was a cousin to the Crowes last year. Now, there’s a superstition where you salute a magpie if you see him. It supposedly wards off bad spirits. A salute means, ‘We come in peace.’ That’s our goal. We just want to play together. It made sense.”
Rich Robinson | John Hogg | Marc Ford | Sven Pipien | Matt Slocum | Joe Magistro