A lightning strike at T-Bois Blues Festival in Larose, LA this past weekend left one woman dead and two others injured. The fatal strike, which marked the first death from lightning in the US this year, also killed a Labrador dog.The victim, 28-year-old Jacqui Stavis from New Orleans, was hunkered down in her tent during a thunderstorm on Friday night with two unidentified women when lightning hit on or near the tent. Stavis was found unresponsive around 10:05 PM on Friday night and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital on Saturday. The other two women – 24 and 30 years old – sustained injuries from electric shock, and are being treated at hospitals in Larose and New Orleans.Festival organizers have released the following statement regarding the incident:“The Falgout Family is deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred this weekend at T-Bois Blues Festival. Every attendee of this small festival is part of the T-Bois family, and we feel as though we lost a family member this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stavis family and all those who love Jacqui, as well as the others injured and affected by Friday night’s tragedy.We have many more thoughts and experiences to share from a weekend that presented quite a few challenges but saw a group of workers and festival goers persevere through them. But out of respect for all those mourning this loss we will take the next few days to reflect on the weekend and step away from social media. We thank every person who attended this years T-Bois Blues Fest in any capacity, and we hope to continue to provide a place for good friends, good food and good music.”The festival carried on as planned throughout the remainder of the weekend, hosting acts like Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Honey Island Swamp Band and more. T-Bois is held at the site of an alligator farm and has come to be known as a “Cajun Burning Man” of sorts.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stavis’s family and friends, and we wish the other individuals affected a speedy recovery.[H/T Offbeat]
Load remaining images Last night, The Revivalists played to a sold-out Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. Their attendees trickled in from every corner of the map, and beyond, coming together as a mass of strangers and leaving tickled in new friendships. The Revivalists are a band that creates friendships, where the common love of a song like “Soulfight” can start up a conversation that will eventually go on for the rest of their lives. There is a degree of intimate relatability to their music that only those who understand will understand.(Shout out: RevHeads, a group of 1,800 fans who have joined together in a Facebook group to share their love and support for the band, extending their relationships so far as to coordinate pre-concert meet-ups, Secret Santa exchanges, and regular hangs.)The Revivalists are the only band that I’ve ever seen who has the ability to make every grown man in the audience sing every lyric to every song at the top of their lungs. So when the night jumped into “Catching Fireflies,” the room erupted. The bar, crowded with people, was instantly deserted, as the pig-tail wearing frontman that is David Shaw sang about overcoming personal destruction and finding a new light in the day. His voice is one that will eternally echo in your soul from the moment it first rings live in your ears.Why We Make More Friends And Feel Less Pain At ConcertsThe room was pulsing with musical love, as the band dove right into “All In The Family” and rocked the faces off anyone within an ear shot. It felt familiar to start with these songs, like it was their way of saying, “Remember us? Here we are now,” then dropping all of their mics at the same time.The New Orleans based septet continued on with more songs from their most recent album Men Amongst Mountains, bringing emotional anthems “Monster,” “Amber,” “It Was A Sin,” and the ultimate break-up songs, “Move On” and “Fade Away,” to an already heated up crowd.As if the band communicated strictly through vibes, each member and their corresponding instruments gave everything they had for an epic “Stand Up” rocker. Starting with the all-knowing keys intro from Michael Girardot, guitarist Zack Feinberg and pedal steel player Ed “Shred” Williams led the song through a dance-heavy number while Rob Ingraham spoiled us all with his soul-quenching saxophone soloing alongside Girardot, also simultaneously playing the trumpet, only to be backed up by the baddest rhythmateers George Gekas on bass and the ever-beat-clapping Andrew Campanelli on drums.The Revivalists Premiere Video For ‘Amber’ On ConanThe band brought it back down for an ever-bluesy “Need You,” wringing out any emotion worthy of question as, yet again, the room sang in personal understanding and self-proclaimed relatability. It is truly remarkable to see a band visit so many different genres within their music, and having a voice like Shaw’s on this planet, with so many vocal ranges that extend far beyond any comparable artist of our time, truly makes for an unbelievable feeling within the heart. Collectively, their music is a testament of the truth.While every song somehow turns into being an “oh my gosh, this is my favorite one,” the band welcomed fellow sax-man Lucas Ellman for a rendition of “Upright” from their 2014 release City of Sounds. The song took an entirely new life, with wailing instrumentation and a jam that extended well beyond the norm, melting the room into a puddle of soul-satisfying wonderment. “Music is the #1 drug, y’all,” Shaw told the crowd, before leading a crowd-sourced sing-a-long “Keep Going,” multiplying the vibes by a trillion.“Wish I Knew You” made a triumphant entrance, as everyone and their mothers sang about finding love too late and chasing down the dreams of fate. “Criminal” closed the set on the highest of notes before the band exited the stage, leaving the crowd loose like a power chord dripping in electricity.Watch The Revivalists Perform ‘Wish I Knew You’ On The TODAY ShowThe smoke rose once again as Feinberg and Shaw returned for an acoustic “King Of What” medley that tells the tale of an ongoing war with one’s self over a redundant love that is dangerous, yet victorious. The rest of the band trickled in for “Soulfight,” which for any long-time supporter of The Revivalists, is a go-to song from their 2008 self-titled EP. The song speaks volumes to any predicament one might find themselves in, touching upon the thoughts of growing up, making mistakes, and realizing things about love. With a constant reminder to take care of your own, the song echoes with an overwhelming truth of hardships. The Revivalists Debut New Original Song Dedicated To David Bowie [Watch]The encore extended into a third song, welcoming very special guest Brandon Niederauer, also known as “Taz” in the music scene that he has become so familiar within. The thirteen-year-old shredder made a huge impression with his straying guitar solos during the Dr. Dre / Eminem classic, “Forgot About Dre.” Warren Haynes had performed this song with the band once before on the same stage, though they’d put it away in their rotating setlists for quite some time.Last night was the perfect time to re-introduce the hip-hop scorcher. With rap verses brilliantly shared between Shaw and Ingraham, and the rip-roaring guitar riffs between Feinberg and Williams, the grooves were harder than ever between Campanelli and Gekas, as the little kid on the stage eventually had everyone in the room on their knees in disbelief. It was the perfect way to close their sold-out return to the Brooklyn Bowl, as everyone wants a piece of The Revivalists’ party.Thanks to Marc Millman, we can relive some of last night’s contagious energy with this epic video!“Forgot About Dre” with Taz“Soulfight”“It Was A Sin”The Revivalists @ The Brooklyn Bowl 5/11/16:Set: Catching Fireflies, All in the Family, Monster, Amber, It Was A Sin, Move on, Fade away, Stand Up, Need You, Upright (w/ Lucas Ellman), Keep Going, Wish I Knew You, CriminalE: King of What, Soulfight, Forgot about DRE w/ BrandonPhotos by Andrew Blackstein. Full Gallery:
Live concert streaming platform, Tourpedo, is teaming up with Mountain Jam to provide some couch tour opportunities to those that are unable to attend the festival in person. Purchase an entire festival pass to stream all 4-days of the event, or just single-day passes if you can only catch a portion of the weekend’s worth of performances from artists such as Wilco, Gov’t Mule, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Umphrey’s McGee, Turkuaz, Lettuce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and a smorgasbord of phenomenal talent from across the musical board. Mountain Jam: Bringing The Jams For Twelve Years RunningPurchase streaming passes via Tourpedo’s website. Here is the current daily streaming schedule (with possible additions):Thursday Performances9 PM Marco Benevento10 PM Umphrey’s McGee11:30 PM Marco Benevento12:30 AM Umphrey’s McGeeFriday Performances12 PM The Suitcase Junket12:45 PM And The Kids1:30 PM The Marcus King Band2:15 PM Nahko and Medicine for the People3:15 PM Love Canon4 PM Courtney Barnett5 PM Turkuaz6 PM Jason Isbell7:15 PM Chris Robinson Brotherhood8:30 PM Wilco10:45 PM Gov’t MuleSaturday Performances12 PM Darlingside12:45 PM The Record Company1:30 PM Con Brio2:15 PM Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds3:15 PM Son Little4:15 PM Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats5:15 PM Lettuce6:15 PM Gary Clark Jr.7:30 PM HoundmouthSunday Performances12 PM Elijah Wolf12:45 PM The Ballroom Thieves1:45 PM Quilt2:30 PM Michael Franti & Spearhead3:45 PM The London Souls4:30 PM Brandi Carlile6 PM Third World7 PM The Avett Brothers
With the incredible life Sam Bush has lived, an album with the tantalizing title Storyman gives fans a reason to get excited. A bluegrass fan from the earliest ages, the young Bush honed his virtuoso mandolin and violin skills to competition level sharpness, when a fateful set by a bluegrass band sparked an idea that would inspire a genre of music. Since that day. Sam Bush has defied conventional bluegrass wisdom, and fused elements from the entire spectrum of music with his signature kinetic style.It should be mentioned that much of what modern bluegrass has become is thanks to Bush’s efforts with the legendary pioneering band New Grass Revival. The spirit of pioneering exploration and fusing that made that band such a breath of fresh air is still alive in his heart today, and shines through on his latest work. Every song on Storyman was either written or co-written by Bush, with a stellar line up of collaborators including Emmylou Harris and the late, great Guy Clark. That consistency of vision helps keep the tone of the material consistent, while the styles of music contained on the disc vary wildly. For his first studio release in seven years, Bush spent the last four years working on this album, searching for the perfect blend of thought, style and performance to capture the music he heard in his head and heart.Stream Storyman below courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation, and read the full review below.The first track, “Play By Your Own Rules,” seems to be a mission statement for not just Sam Bush’s career but life itself. Lyrically urging the listener to follow a self determinist philosophy Bush usually his playing to illustrate his point perfectly. The transition into the reggae tinged next track, “Everything Is Possible,” which further carries forth the “Play By Your Own Rules” themes by clearly diverting musically from the more strict bluegrass tone of the disc opener. While his sometimes challenging use of odd time signatures and intricate weaving of instruments can force listeners to expand their musical palettes, his vocals and lyrics on “Transcendental Meditation Blues” show a strong connection with the everyday that can easily escape musicians who have spent decades in the industry. From the very beginning Sam Bush has displayed an almost effortless talent on the mandolin that has only grown through decades of practice and playing. Even though Bush has always been a team player, he finds plenty of opportunities to showcase what has made him one of the most beloved players on the scene. His use of percussion in his band frees him to play more evocative passages. such as the mournful work he puts forth on “Lefty’s Song,” the heartbreaking tale of small town virtues and long lost love. Waltzing numbers like “Carcinoma Blues” see his plucking paired perfectly with a rolling piano and jazz brushes, revealing yet another impressive facet to his game; a ragtime style whose charming nature hides a bleak subject matter that clearly haunts the title character.On the ode to his home town “Bowling Green,” Bush perfectly encapsulates the experience of trying to go home again with mournful picking and honest lyrics, like “There’s nothing left in those foot hills but lonesome melodies.” Though there is a sadness associated with bluegrass almost inherent with the lilting and mournful nature of the instrumentation used, it doesn’t preclude Bush from sharing a dry and wry sense of humor from time to time. Though “Handmics Killed Country Music” features a slightly silly view of the way video helped kill the guitar-playing star, it is made infinitely more ironic when you take Bush’s most notable achievement, changing the way bluegrass is made.In managing to be able to share the wisdom of his years while still sounding fresh and relevant, Bush has stepped his game up yet again. On the album closer “I Just Want To Feel Something,” he echoes that juxtaposition with the twin themes of ennui and hope, summing up his obvious goal for the songs presented here. In laboring so long on the project, Sam Bush has clearly invested himself quite personally in every aspect of its creation, and the result is a clear look into the hopeful heart of a man who long journey through life has repeatedly shown him the merit of innovation, independence and loving those around him. We should all be grateful that an artist of the caliber of Bush has decided to craft as beautiful a guide to life as Storyteller is and for sharing it with the world.
The String Cheese Incident opened up their annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre run last night in Morrison, CO. And if this show was any indication, it’s going to be nothing short of a triumphant run of shows for the Colorado sextet. With TAUK playing an impressive opening set on guitarist Matt Jalbert‘s birthday, Cheese came out and capitalized on the early energy they provided and knocked it out of the park. Any show that sees the group getting inducted into the Red Rocks Hall of Fame and a “Texas” opener is going to be straight fire, you can bet on it.After a solid first set that featured “Water > It Is What it Is > Hi Ho No Show” to close things out, SCI turned it up and slayed the second set. A cover of Tears for Fears “Everybody Want To Rule The World” was a nice addition to the set, but the “Seventh Step, Black Clouds, Miss Brown’s Teahouse” segment blew the proverbial roof off the Rocks, with tight, funk-driven jamming. After a group hoot, an encore of “Rivertrance” had all bodies moving and grooving to end the first night fittingly. SCI return to the venue for night two later this evening. The String Cheese Incident Setlist – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – 7/15/16Set 1: Texas, Get Tight, Way That It Goes, Farther, Water > It Is What It Is > Hi Ho No ShowSet 2: Just One Story > Way That It Goes > Everybody Wants To Rule the World > Way That It Goes, Seventh Step, Black Clouds, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Let’s Go OutsideEncore: Rivertrance[setlist courtesy of FriendsOfCheese.com]“Seventh Step, Black Clouds, Miss Brown’s Teahouse” and “Rivertrance” courtesy of Matt Spady:“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Tears for Fears cover), courtesy of PhatBeat 420:[cover photo courtesy of Dylan Langille – ontheDL Photography]
French star JAIN has a lot of great projects in the works! Not only will she make her U.S. debut next week, but JAIN is also set to release her debut album, ZANAKA, on October 21st via RCA. The rising star continues to impress, with influences from around the world, like Arabic percussion, African rhythms, electro, reggae, soul, hip hop and more. Even her own background, with parents from France and Madagascar, informs her world music approach.JAIN has already turned heads with her breakout track “Come,” which she performed passionately at the French Grammys earlier this year. The song has been spreading throughout the European charts, and JAIN is poised to be the next big star in America.In celebration of her success, we’re delighted to premiere a live video of the hit song. Filmed at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland on July 21st, watch JAIN mesmerize with this incredible performance of “Come.”With JAIN making such a big impact in Europe, we can’t wait for her to come to the U.S. for her debut performances on American soil. Between those shows and the release of ZANAKA on October 21st, there’s no telling what she can accomplish! You can find more information on her official website, and see her upcoming tour dates below.Oct 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel CafeOct 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough TradeOct 13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Electronic duo ODESZA recently dropped their highly-anticipated new album, A Moment Apart, which featured a guest collaboration with Leon Bridges on the track “Across the Room.” The song was performed live on Saturday night, when Bridges surprised fans at ODESZA’s sold-out show at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. The collaboration marked Bridges’ second-ever live performance with ODESZA after singing with the band at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival earlier this year to kick off the band’s release week. In a recent “making of” video, the dynamic duo discusses the coming together of this collaboration, and how they long dreamed of collaborating with Bridges, who had never heard of ODESZA until being tapped for the song. The composition evolved over the course of one unordinary Tuesday into a beautiful masterpiece.Watch The Making Of ODESZA And Leon Bridges’ Soulful CollaborationThe indie electronic duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight are currently on tour performing songs from their latest studio effort ‘A Moment Apart’ with a live show built upon large-scale set pieces, pyrotechnics, and custom-designed visuals. Watch a clip from ODESZA’s live collaboration with Leon Bridges below, as uploaded by YouTube user Erik Wooldridge.[Photo by Julian Bajsel]
To ring in 2018 proper, the bluegrass juggernauts of Greensky Bluegrass took to the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, for a proper New Year’s Eve celebration. The spectacular show saw the band use “Hot Dogs On Parade”, an instrumental track of 2011’s Handguns, as a theme throughout their New Year’s Eve run. In addition to performances of the number each show leading up to the New Year’s Eve show, during the New Year’s celebration itself, the appeared in each set along with numerous teases throughout. The group also changed the lyrics of “The Four” during the second set to “I think I’ll have another hot dog” instead of “I think I’ll have another cocktail,” in keeping with the hot dog theme.To set the tone of the evening, during the first set’s “Hot Dogs On Parade”, the full band transferred over to acoustic guitars while Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman, and Michael Arlen Bont busted out kazoos for the tune. This first rendition came ahead of a take Old And In The Way’s “Midnight Moonlight”, during which Greensky invited Billy Strings, Lindsay Lou (Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies), and Billy Failing out for the cover, and Billy and Dave Bruzza showed off some truly awe-inspiring picking during their guitar duel.Greensky Bluegrass with Billy String, Lindsay Lou, & Billy Failing, “Midnight Moonlight”[Video: Michelle Batson]Greensky Bluegrass rang in the new year just after the start of set two following takes on “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “Living Over”. After the traditional performance of “Auld Lang Syne”, the band jammed out the song into “Living Over”. Coming out of “The Four” (with lyrics changed to foreshadow what was to come next), the band hit “Hot Dogs On Parade” yet again before launching into their non-stop sprint to the end of the show which saw the group weaving between “Tarpology”, “One Slip”, and teases of “Hot Dogs On Parade”.Predictably, for encore, “Hot Dogs On Parade” made yet another appearance. However, during the break, kazoos were passed out to the crowd, so that audience members could also join in on the hot dog parade. Then, to close out the night in full, the band recalled the second set’s opener, performing the reprise of “Gimme Some Lovin’”.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 12/31/2017Set 1: What’s Left Of The Night > Run Or Die, Room Without A Roof, Just To Lie > Hold On > Miss September, For Sure Uh Huh, Hot Dogs On Parade, Moonlight Midnight*, Leap YearSet 2: Gimme Some Lovin’, Living Over > Happy New Year! > Auld Lang Syne > Living Over, Steam Powered Aeroplane > Past My Prime, Handle With Care, The Four > Hot Dogs On Parade > The Four > Hot Dogs On Parade, Tarpology > One Slip > Tarpology > Hot Dogs On Parade > Tarpology > One Slip > TarpologyEncore: Hot Dogs On Parade, Gimme Some Lovin’ RepriseYou can listen to full audio from Greensky Bluegrass’s hot dog-heavy new year’s celebration below.[Audio: Ryan Stearns][Photo: OntheDL Photography via Greensky Bluegrass’ Facebook page]
Load remaining images Last night, Buffalo, New York-based jam giants moe. kicked off summer tour with the first of four consecutive nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. The first set was played almost entirely without bassist Rob Derhak and consisted of Grateful Dead tunes supported by Phil Lesh on the bottom end.Part of a highly concentrated Fourth of July weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, moe.’s run consists of three shows in the 250-capacity Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads, featuring Phil Lesh as a special guest on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from June 28th through 30th. On Sunday, July 1st, an afternoon matinee will take place in the larger outdoor garden area where fans will be treated to a set of music from both moe. and Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band. They take Monday off, and on Tuesday, July 3rd, they play The Catalyst in Santa Cruz as they make their way south and then out to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.Thursday’s show was full of loose laughs and wide-eyed conversations among friends, families, and strangers as a line for entry winded around the corner of the building. By 7:15, the doors were open, and barely 45 minutes later, moe. walked on stage—sans Rob—with Lesh following and setting up front and center.The band wasted no time, opening shortly after 8 p.m. with “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, which segued beautifully into “Franklin’s Tower”. After an enthusiastic “Althea” (first-time played for moe.) and about 50-minutes into the set, Lesh took over the vocals for an emotional and stretched out “Box of Rain”. There were some moments where the jam wasn’t sure where it needed to go, but true to the spirit of the songs, everything worked itself out, and before long, they had all locked into each other’s grooves.“Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”[Video: nugsnet]“Althea”[Video: Must Have Media]Assembly of Dust frontman Reid Genauer took to the microphone for an “Estimated Prophet” that slipped, slid, and floated its way into “Eyes of the World”. Guitarist Al Schiner took over the lead vocals while percussionist Jim Loughlin and Lesh went back and forth, egging each other on with impressive runs. Loughlin continued to shine on into “The Other One”. Even though that is the song Derhak joined the stage for, the dark and descending xylophone melody sounded like a Rhodes piano and captivated for several minutes. With plenty of back-and-forth acrobatics between the two bassists, Derhak eventually put his bass down to handle lead vocals for “Hard to Handle”, the final song of the set.“The Other One”[Video:MrTopdogger]“Hard To Handle”[Video: Must Have Media]The second set featured simply the five members of the band and no mo’. The music continued around 10:22 p.m. with guitarist Chuck Garvey taking the revered “St. Augustine” for a scorching slide. Ten minutes into the song, Derhak appeared to be steering the jam, but Garvey wouldn’t back down, eventually going back and forth with Loughlin’s xylophone after a monstrous segue into “32 Things” twenty minutes later.“St. Augustine”[Video: nugsnet]By 11 p.m., the band had just started the third song of the set: a standalone version of “Prestige Worldwide”. Schiner stepped up to Garvey’s relentless soloing with a sizzling lead tone of his own, making for a remarkable back-and-forth duel throughout the tune. moe. took their time settling onto “The Road”, giving each instrument a time and place to shine before coming together for a soul-shattering peak.Derhak switched to a five-string bass for the band’s second play of “Hi and Lo” in 2018. If you’re the kind of person that pays attention to song titles and track listing, this also marked a literal departure and the beginning of a musical descent into the other-worldly. “Hi and Lo” segued into “Tubing The River Styx”, which in turn fell straight into “The Pit” before finally segueing back into “Lazarus” to end the second set with another continuous 40-minute selection of tracks.What little lyrics had been uttered in the first forty minutes, there was a strong theme of “good” and “light” that was quickly challenged by the typical dark forces associated with the journey of the song titles. After reaching Beelzebub in “The Pit”, moe. brought us the image of “Lazarus” dancing upon his grave, back from the dead. It’s hard to imagine that this isn’t reflective somewhat of the band’s sigh of relief following a successful battle between their brother, Derhak, and the looming “pit” of his recent (and successful) bout with cancer. They encored with “Time Again”, a bust-out treat that hasn’t been played since February of 2017, and only sporadically at best before that.You can check out photos of last night’s show below, courtesy of Joshua Huver of Must Have Media.Setlist: moe. with special guest Phil Lesh | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 6/28/2018 Set One: Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo* > Franklin’s Tower*, Althea*, Box Of Rain*, Estimated Prophet** > Eyes Of The World* > The Other One***, Hard To Handle***Set Two: St. Augustine > 32 Things, Prestige Worldwide, The Road, Hi & Lo > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > LazarusEncore: Time AgainNotes: * w/ Phil Lesh, No Rob | ** w/ Phil & Reid Genauer, No Rob | *** w/ Phil Leshmoe. with special guest Phil Lesh | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 6/28/2018 Photo: Must Have Media
Back in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new spinoff project called The Magpie Salute. To join him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members including guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and lead vocalist, John Hogg. The band recently announced their debut studio album, High Water I–due out Friday, August 10th–and shared the first single, “Send Me An Omen”. Today, The Magpie Salute have publicly released the second single, “For The Wind”, after exclusively sharing it with Billboard last week.“It’s a lot about the systems in place in the world,” Rich Robinson describes in an interview about the new release. “The systems that have been in place as it pertains to creation of any kind. Music or books or fine arts or anything down the line have been flooded with greed and with bankers that get involve and tell artists how they can sell more if they write this way. And then basically you’re just an entertainer; you let these pseudo-cynical people write these songs about jeans and Chevys and beer and whatever the hell people write about. That system being in place is constantly at odds with natural creativity. People see they can make a little bit of money, you make them a lot of money they start inserting themselves more because they want you to keep making them money. It’s always been that way, but it seems more fervent than ever now.” Listen to the track below:The Magpie Salute – “For The Wind”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Produced by Rich Robinson and recorded at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville, TN, the 12-song High Water I album represents a musical union of swaggering rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, and campfire-worthy storytelling. See below for the official tracklisting.HIGH WATER I track listing:“Mary The Gypsy”“High Water”“Send Me An Omen”“For The Wind”“Sister Moon”“Color Blind”“Take It All”“Walk On Water”“Hand In Hand”“You Found Me”“Can You See”“Open Up”View Full Track ListingThe band is now touring North America all summer and into the fall with headlining performances and dates as part of Gov’t Mule‘s “Dark Side of the Mule” tour alongside The Avett Brothers, in addition to more shows with Gov’t Mule in August plus shows with Blackberry Smoke. For all tour dates and to purchase tickets, click here.