The Magpie Salute returned to where it all began, New York City, when they played two shows at Irving Plaza, Nov. 15th and 16th. The band, which consists of former The Black Crowes members Marc Ford on guitar, Sven Pipien on bass and Rich Robinson on guitar played their first ever live shows earlier this year at the Gramercy Theatre. Also joining Robinson are Rich Robinson Band drummer Joe Magistro and keyboardist Matt Slocum, with John Hogg taking over vocals and Nico Bereciartua also on guitar.
The band plays a massive array of songs from The Black Crowes and Rich Robinson Band as well as covers of bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Temptations and Bob Dylan. The night I was there they covered Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner. Crowes tunes included “Sting Me,” “Exit,” “She Gave Good Sunflower,” “Title Song,” “Horsehead” and “Sometimes Salvation.”
The Magpie Salute does not have any show dates scheduled at the moment, but I will be sure to keep my ears open for their next area appearances as you never know what aural pleasures you may hear at any given show.
Article: Michael DiGiovanni