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The Magpie Salute grace the Carolina’s with bluesy rock

Two nights in the Carolina’s and coming your way soon

When one band stalls, another one is formed. Such is the story of The Magpie Salute.

The band is intertwined with a few musical acts, namingly The Black Crowes. When you think of TBC you think of Chris Robinson; with this band you are getting the younger Robinson. Rich, the vocalist/guitarist to TMS, started randomly playing some solo shows touring on his newest album Flux. During the shows some ex-Crowes joined him on stage and magic was on the horizon. The Magpie Salute is a collaboration with former Black Crowes players Marc Ford (guitar), Sven Pipien (bass), and Eddie Harsch (keyboards). Members of Robinson’s band – keyboardist Matt Slocum, drummer Joe Magistro, and backing vocalists Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen – round out the project. Even the name is a nod to The Black Crowes as the Magpie (a bird) falls within the Crowe species. It made sense.

The best way to describe the formation of the band was an organic moment happened, quickly the band blossomed, and fast forward a few months — they debuted the band in January of 2017.

Yes, the band is all of 8 months old and out on an American tour as far as the bus can drive.

The bluesy rock-filled songs hit you at your core. The silky rolls of Robinson’s voice and the layered sounds of the band with the backup singers is remarkable. They just make you want to dance. This is a star-studded band of seasoned performers gelling and jumping in a bus with their instruments, like a movie, making a mobile recording studio and immersing themselves in the traveling musicians heaven.

The band is bringing their raw newness to the Neighborhood Theater this Tuesday 8/15 and heading on over to Ritz Raleigh the next night. Lucky for one reader you are about to win a pair of tickets to the Ritz show – and get a chance to share your experience with everyone via our hashtag #twitfromthepit. The photos you post on social media (IG/twitter) will go directly to the front of your website and out to everyone following along!

And yes…. For that snarky quip of a question you have on the tip of your tongue the band DOES play some Black Crowes hits, so every song you hear is not a stranger.

Go to this show and stay seated, still, and emotionless. I dare you!


Event Details:

Venue: Neighborhood Theatre  Date: 8/15/17 Tickets: Available here.

Door Time: 7:00pm  Show Time: 8:00pm

Support Act: TBD   Age Restrictions: All ages welcome!

Parking: Details


Venue: Ritz Raleigh  Date: 8/16/17  Tickets: Available here.

Door Time: 7:00pm  Show Time: 8:00pm

Support Act: TBD   Age Restrictions: All ages welcome!

Parking: Parking available at the venue for $7; cash and card accepted!

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