High Water I

Album Review of High Water I by The Magpie Salute.

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High Water I

The Magpie Salute

High Water I by The Magpie Salute

Release Date: Aug 10, 2018
Record label: Eagle Records / Eagle Rock
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, American Trad Rock, Southern Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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High Water I - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Arriving just a little over a year after an eponymous live album, High Water I is not only positioned as the first official studio album from the Magpie Salute, but as the initial installment of a two-part album. It's an auspicious beginning for a group led by two Black Crowes guitarists, but the Crowes always showed some measure of ambition, slowly expanding that ambition along with their musical horizons. High Water I doesn't find the Magpie Salute stretching out so much as embracing everything that Rich Robinson and Marc Ford already considered theirs, anchoring themselves on a Southern-fried rock that allows them to indulge in flower-powered country-rock, crunchy blues, back-porch picking, even a bit of funk.

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