THE MAGPIE SALUTE are pleased to announce their debut studio album HIGH WATER I will be released on Friday, August 10th via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan).
The band–Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg, Sven Pipien, Matt Slocum and Joe Magistro–are launching HIGH WATER I with the first single “Send Me An Omen,” in which the twang of a hummable riff roars under Hogg’s towering delivery before spiraling into an entrancing melody punctuated by gang harmonies and butter smooth solos. “‘Send Me An Omen,’ to me, wraps up all of the elements of this band,” says Robinson. “There’s pure rock ‘n roll juxtaposed with these pop melodies sung with a melancholy that creates this beautiful balance of surreal dark and light.” The track will be available on all major streaming and download sites beginning this Friday, June 8th.
A lyric video for “Send Me An Omen” is out now and can be viewed here.
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 that first took flight in 2016 when Robinson assembled the band for a now seminal Woodstock gig. The group went on to sell out four consecutive nights at The Gramercy in New York City in January 2017 chronicled with a historic Guitar Player cover featuring the two six-stringers. By the top of 2018, the band delivered a total of 77 seismic sets worldwide comprised of a 170-song repertoire of covers, Black Crowes’ tunes, and solo material. Acclaim came from Guitar World, Relix, and more, while Rolling Stone summed it up succinctly as “Explosive.” A second new studio album HIGH WATER II will be released in 2019. Details to come on that at a later date.
THE MAGPIE SALUTE will hit the road this summer with a number of headlining shows and festival appearances along with shows alongside Govt. Mule, The Avett Brothersand Blackberry Smoke. See below for the band’s full confirmed itinerary through September, with more dates to be announced. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
HIGH WATER I track listing:
“Mary The Gypsy”
“Send Me An Omen”
“For The Wind”
“Take It All”
“Walk On Water”
“Hand In Hand”
“You Found Me”
“Can You See”
Catch THE MAGPIE SALUTE on the road:
Sun, July 1 – Copper Mountain, CO – The Village at Copper Mountain
Sun, July 8 – Thunder Bay, ON, CAN – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Tue, July 10 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
*Thu, July 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
*Fri, July 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
*Sat, July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Mon, July 16 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Hudson Valley
Wed, July 18 – Reading, PA – Downtown Alive Outdoor Concert Series
Thu, July 19 – Waterloo, NY – Del Lago Resort & Casino – The Vine
Fri, July 20 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
Sat, July 21 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
**Sun, July 22 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore Silver Spring
**Tue, July 24 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
^Fri, August 17 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
^Sat, August 18 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium
^Sun, August 19 – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
^Tue, August 21 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
*Thu, August 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
*Fri, August 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
*Sat, August 25 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
^Sun, August 26 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza
^Tue, August 28 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
^Wed, August 29 – Papillion, NE – Sumtur Amphitheater
Thu, August 30 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Fri, August 31 – Park City, UT – Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
^Sat, September 1 – Missoula, MO – Big Sky Brewery
Wed, September 5 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Thu, September 6 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage
Wed, September 12 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Thu, September 13 – Portland, ME – AURA
Fri, September 14 – Beverly, MA – Cabot Theatre
Sat, September 15 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sun, September 16 – Burlington, VT – Grand Point North Festival
Tue, September 18 – Washington, D.C. – The Hamilton
Fri, September 21 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Sat, September 22 – Columbia, SC – Glass Half Full
Sun, September 23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond
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