Pauls Choices


Named for luck, The Magpie Salute is a phoenix of a band raised from the glowing ashes of Rich Robinson’s Hookah Brown and The Black Crowes groups.

Now leading a new band comprised of players from these erstwhile outfits, Robinson has cooked up a special rock recipe of soulful songs.

All songs have that superior Crowes feel with Marc Ford’s hot guitar riffs rattling the bones, especially on Send Me An Omen, For The Wind and Sister Moon.

However, it’s the breadth of consummate musical prowess ranging from the sublime Walk On Water, to the naked raw rock of Take It All and Can You See which defines the throwback beauty of this release. 

High Water sets a very high benchmark of swaggering soulful rock.


Fittingly, the release was produced in Nashville by Grammy-nominated, revered songwriter, musician and producer Buddy Miller. It includes duets with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless. Burke's voice is drescribed as masterful and heartrending as on his two most recent critically acclaimed CDs 'Make Do With What You Got' and the Grammy Award-winning 'Don't Give Up On Me.' The 14 tracks are written by a diverse mix of songwriters including Bruce Springsteen, Parton, previously unreleased songs written by Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch (on which they both contribute background vocals on their respective cuts), as well as producer Buddy and his wife Julie Miller, Tom T. Hall, George Jones, Jim Lauderdale, Don Williams and Kevin Welch, among others.

Neils Choice

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OM -Advaitic Songs . Advaitic Songs is the fifth studio album by the band Om, released on July 24, 2012. The album has received a generally favorable response from both fans and critics, though its reception was more mixed than past works. The album has a 67 on Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6] As with Pilgrimage and God Is GoodAdvaitic Songs' album cover again visits Abrahamic Iconography. The cover of Advaitic Songs features an image of John the Baptist.