The Magpie Salute have joined the Provogue label joining a roster that features some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more.

The Magpie Salute which brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes, bassist Sven Pipien (also from the Crowes) along with lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua have entered a studio in Nashville, TN to begin recording their debut album. The currently untitled record is due out later this summer via Mascot Label Group.

“We’re all very excited to start a new partnership with Mascot Label Group,” Rich Robinson commented. “We’ve just started recording our first original music for release this summer. We can’t wait to see you out there on the road.”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.