The Magpie Salute

Played 2019

About The Magpie Salute

The Magpie Salute are pleased to announce their debut studio album, HIGH WATER I, will be released on Friday, August 10, 2018, 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 is available on all major streaming and download sites.

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, Tennessee, 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 sellout four consecutive nights at Gramercy Theatre 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 WorldRelix, and more, while Rolling Stone summed it up succinctly as “Explosive.” A second new studio album, HIGH WATER II, will be released in 2019.

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 Brothers and Blackberry Smoke.



What Passengers Think

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock

RLC 6 was our 5th Rock Legends Cruise, can not wait for RLC 7. Best. Time. Ever.

John R., Great cause, great music John R., Great cause, great music