The Magpie Salute brought their current tour to The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California Wednesday night. The band featuring former The Black Crowes band mates Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien offered a mix of Crowes favorites, some acoustic arrangements and choice covers throughout the multi-set show.
A trio of The Black Crowes tunes opened Wednesday’s concert as the 10-piece rolled through “My Morning Song,” “Another Roadside Tragedy” and “Sting Me.” The first set also saw renditions of Ford’s “Idle Time” and Robinson’s “Which Way Your Wind Blows” as well as vocalist John Hogg leading a cover of his band Hookah Brown’s “Omission,” along with Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole” and Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ Stone.”
Kirsten Ford emerged to augment an acoustic segment that began with the vocalist onstage with just Robinson (on electric) and Marc Ford performing the latter’s “Shining Again.” Rich switched to acoustic as he and Marc were joined by drummer Joe Magistro and steel guitarist Nico Bereciartua for a take on Robinson’s “All Along The Way.” The rest of the band reemerged for stripped-down versions of The Crowes’ “Ballad in Urgency” and “Wiser Time.”
Bob Dylan’s “Time Passes Slowly” and The Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” were selected to start up the second electric set. Hogg then led the group through Hookah Brown’s “Black Cloud,” followed by Crowes classics “Bewildered,” “Midnight From the Inside Out,” “Sometimes Salvation,” “Horsehead” and “Soul Singing.”
The complete The Magpie Salute show from The Fonda was captured by Pat Myers, view it below:
The Magpie Salute at The Fonda Theatre
- My Morning Song
- Another Roadside Tragedy
- Sting Me
- Idle Time
- Which Way Your Wind Blows
- 30 Days in the Hole
- Rollin' Stone
- Shining Again
- All Along the Way
- Ballad in Urgency
- Wiser Time
- Time Passes Slowly
- Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
- Black Cloud
- Midnight From the Inside Out
- Sometimes Salvation
- Soul Singing
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