Dr Magpie

Dr Magpie

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzBluegrass

Dr. Magpie is composed of six string instrument players, who've come together to create a sound that draws equally from Appalachia, New York and the freewheeling Left Bank of prewar Paris. Think David Grisman, Django Reinhardt, Doc Watson, and Stuff Smith, together, in your own living room.

Biography

Named for a bird that chatters and improvises, Dr. Magpie is composed of six string instrument players, who've come together to create a sound that draws equally from Appalachia, New York (both uptown and downtown), and the freewheeling Left Bank of prewar Paris. It includes two fiddles, two guitars, mandolin, and bass.

The members of the band have toured extensively with established artists and at the helms of their own bands, playing roots, pop, jazz, country, bluegrass, Celtic, and a dozen other musical styles besides.

Dr Magpie is one of its kind. An eclectic repertoire presented in this highly unique sound and capacity.

Discography

Dr. Magpie recorded a one-hour special for XM Radio's Real Jazz 70 channel at XM's studios in Washington DC.

You can watch Dr Magpie's performance at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC here -

http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/artist_detail.cfm?artist_id=BERKKCQART#

Dr Magpie can also be found at their myspace page here -

http://www.myspace.com/drmagpiemusic

Set List

Typical set list is a mixture of jazz standards, bluegrass tunes, other specially select tunes and originals.

Typical set list is as follows -

There Will never Be Another you
E.M.D - (Dave Grisman)
Someday My Prince Will Come
Laura
Panda Comanda (original)
Swing 42 (Stephane Grappelli)
Fou Rire (Richard Galliano)
Some Skunk Funk (Randy Brecker)