Currently on a 59-date U.S. tour, THE MAGPIE SALUTE will make their Los Angeles debut with a headlining show Wednesday, September 13 at The Fonda Theatre. The band brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes and bassist Sven Pipien (also from the Crowes) with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world. Tickets are on sale now and available here.
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“The Magpie Salute, featuring Black Crowes alumni Marc Ford and Sven Pipien, members of the Rich Robinson Band, vocalist John Hogg, and a soulful group of background singers, took the stage to show they could be just as powerful as the Crowes ever were. Hogg’s voice stunned on a soaring version of the Crowes’ ‘My Morning Song’…and the band debuted the original tune ‘Omission,’ an electrifying hybrid of hard rock and Southern blues with a melodic bridge.”
–Matt Mattei, Rolling Stone, August 14, 2017
The 10-piece band features musicians who’ve played together for decades throughout various projects and share a truly deep musical bond. Joining Robinson, Ford and Pipien in the band are drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua plus new keyboardist Michael Bellar. The group also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. Notably, THE MAGPIE SALUTE is a truly international band. London’s John Hogg is of Swedish/African heritage, Sven Pipien is German, Nico Bereciartua is an Argentinean citizen and Kat Ottosen is a Danish citizen who partly lives in Copenhagen.
THE MAGPIE SALUTE released their debut self-titled album June 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment with the deeply soulful and rocking single, “Omission,” that had Team Rock raving, “The younger Robinson brother/ex Black Crowes man has struck gold with the Magpie Salute, and their proverbial star continues to grow with this bluesy rock’n’roll belter [‘Omission’]. Fuelled by rugged, hearty guitars, and stellar vocals from rock n’ soul wonderman John Hogg, it’s all good kinds of heavy.” (May 5, 2017) Click here to see the song’s striking Matthew Sterling-directed video that was filmed in London back in April when THE MAGPIE SALUTE was there to perform four roof-raising shows at the Under The Bridge venue.