Hell Or High Water II 16/8/19
The Magpie Salute release their follow-up studio album on Friday 18th October on Provogue Listen, and their first new song 'In Here', taken from 'High Water II', is today's Video Of The Day. When 'High Water I' was released in August last year, it was the sound of old friends coming together in a union of Rock 'n' Roll, Psychedelic Blues, rasping Americana and late-night storytelling. The band was pulled together by guitarist Rich Robinson, and it continued a storyline he began in the Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien. Meanwhile, vocalist John Hogg shared Hookah Brown with Robinson, as keyboardist Matt Slocum and drummer Joe Magistro both joined him for solo records and tours over the years. Much of 'High Water II' was written during those early recordings at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville, which is why the album feels like a perfect continuation of its predecessor. Indeed, one of the album tracks, the Country-tinged 'Lost Boy', features vocals and fiddle by Bluegrass superstar and 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss.