The Magpie salute was formed by Black Crowes gutiarist Rich Robinson and includes fellow former Black Crowes members Sven Pipien and Marc Ford. With a ten piece lineup, they have toured performing Black Crowes songs, Rich Robinson solo material and cover versions, and released their debut album last year – “The magpie salute”. It was actually a live album with just one new track. Now though they’re releasing their first studio album and it’s all new material, and Holy crap, what a stunning album it is.
While the guitar work will sound familiar to Black Crowes fans the rest is different – this isn’t Black Crowes mark 2, but having said that, there’s plenty here that will appeal to Black Crowes fans.
The songs range from rock’n’roll to Americana, to Blues and more – so there’s quite a diverse range of influences at work here, but they’ve been tied together nicely so the songs all feel right together on this album. John Hogg, formerly of Hookah Brown does a fantastic job on the vocals.
The opening track, “Mary the gypsy” is a nice rocky start to the album and really does serve as an excellent introduction – it’s a great song that just makes you want to hear more of the album
Check out the video for “For the wind”…
“Walk on water” has a definite Tom petty feel to it which is no bad thing as it’s a fantastic song.
This really is a great album and sees the band move on from the Black Crowes and establish their own sound. It’s one of those great albums that you just want to listen to again and again.
“High water I” will be released on 10th August 2018 via Provogue/Mascot label group.
1. Mary the gypsy
2. High water
3. Send me an omen
4. For the wind
5. Sister moon
6. Color blind
7. Take it all
8. Walk on water
9. Hand in hand
10. You found me
11. Can you see
12. Open up