THE MAGPIE SALUTE -‘Send Me An Omen’
THE MAGPIE SALUTE includes three former members of the
#1 Billboard 200 and #2 UK Official Album charting band The Black Crowes; Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien - and is completed by vocalist John Hogg, keyboarding Matt Slocum and drummer Joe Magistro - are set to release their debut album High Water I on 10th August 2018 via Mascot/Provogue
Send Me an Omen is the sublime first track to be lifted from High Water I
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.
“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 Magpie Salute first took flight in 2016 when Robinson assembled the original ten-piece incarnation for a now seminal Woodstock gig. The group went on to sell out four consecutive nights at the famed Gramercy Theater in New York in January 2017. By the top of 2018, the band delivered a total of 77 seismic sets worldwide comprised of a 170-song repertoire of covers, Crowes’ tunes, and solo material, with Rolling Stone summing it up succinctly as “Explosive.”
The Magpie Salute are set to perform their debut London show at a very special intimate show at OSLO in Hackney on High Water I’s release day on 10th August, with tickets available now!