Denver's Soulful Folk Outfit Magpie Hit The Fox Stage Tonight with Satsang & headliner Zach Deputy

By: Zach Dahmen

Get to The Fox tonight for a lineup that has a major mix of sounds.

Denver’s’s soulful folk outfit Magpie is opening tonight’s Fox Theatre show, which features reggae/folk/hip-hop four-piece Satsang and headliner “gospel/soul ninja” Zach Deputy.

Magpie is a three piece whose sound has an heir of the late 00’s folk surge. Lead by Zach Dunn’s wavering vocals and sparse guitar, the band drifts through each song like they are finding their way with each note. Filling out the lineup is Liz Becker on backing vocals and fiddle player Luke Sivertson. Their full length album Good Friends is a full orchestral production, ranging from the expansive eight minute long rambler ‘“Raindance of the Hunter Gatherer” to the brief and breezy “Le Porch”.

“Trembling”, the lead single of the album, gives the best perspective on their sound as a whole; at times experimental but also hitting heavy on repetitive lyrics, which build to a foot-stomping good time. It’s one of the many moments where the band’s sound is reminiscent of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, while other songs, such as “Big Sur Drive”, take cues from Conor Oberst with ghostly vocals and simple arrangements.

Magpie make their return to Boulder tonight. Doors are at 830PM, show starts at 9PM, and tickets are only $15. Check out this great local opener and get your tickets here.

Watch Magpie’s video for “Trembling”:

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