The Magnificent Sevens

The Magnificent Sevens

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandCountryBluegrass

A rip roaring acoustic assault squad that combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with a sense of modern mayhem. The Mag 7's blur the lines between bluegrass, old time country, and punk rock .

Biography

In the era of digitally produced radio pop, acoustic music is quickly becoming a voice for the counter-culture.

Playing traditional bluegrass instruments, The Magnificent Sevens draw from a variety of musical backgrounds to create a relevant sound for the musically informed. The five piece band maintains a 100% acoustic live show while channeling influences that range from Bill Monroe to Kurt Cobain.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Slurpee capital of the world/Murder Capital of Canada), this hard working, acoustic five-piece has traveled many roads—over 100,000 km in three years throughout Canada and the US—since its debut release Dirty Roads (2008). The band is currently touring there most recent album, All Kinds of Mean.

Lyrics

This City

Written By: TJ Blair

They put a spotlight on the ugly side of another neighborhood denied. Some put a whole life south of the line where they railroad station defines.

This City Should rise to heaven
It don't chop wood for me

They put a spotlight on the ugly side of another neighborhood denied. Thought I should move myself to the other side where they railroad station defines.

This City Should rise to heaven
It don't chop wood for me

Needle in the Hay

Written By: TJ Blair

I once was living life
on the narrow and the straight
until i took a turn
and became a needle in the hay

needle in the hay
forever i'll be lost
like a needle in the hay

no matter where i go
its just another shade of grey
getting darker everyday
i'm a needle in the hay

there's nothing i can
there's nothing i can say
i'm bound to pay the cost
as a needle in the hay

needle in the hay
forever i'll be lost
like a needle in the hay

The bitter bye and bye
finds those who go astray
it'll find me when i die
i'm a needle in the hay

needle in the hay
forever i'll be lost
like a needle in the hay

Discography

Dirty Roads (2008) has received a warm welcome from Canada's roots community and has received extensive airplay throughout the countries campus radio network. Dirty roads reached #2 on Earshots Folk/Roots/Blues category in late 2008.

George The Animal Steel 7" (2011) was a collaboration between Hamilton cult icon BA Johnston and The Magnificent Sevens. This limited edition pressing is only available at live shows

All Kinds of Mean (2013), peaked at #2 on Earshots Folk/Roots/Blues charts in early 2013 and will soon be released to USA and Europe.

Set List

The Magnificent Sevens carry 4 sets of music that include original and traditional music. The band also pays tribute to more modern influences such as Propaghandhi and Hank III.

Original Material:

This City
All kinds of mean
Yodel in A
Whiskey
The Rapture
Banjo Machine
Needle in the Hay
Dirty Roads
The Wolf
The Hammer
Traveling song
Into the night
Blue and Feeling
Crazy D
Red River Beaver Fever
The flame is gone

Covers/Traditional songs:

Pills I took
Cecil Brown
Honky Tonk Girls
Blue Devil
On my own
Todays Empires Tommorows Ashes
Halle Sellasse
Thats All Right
Mystery Train
Oh Boy
Rave on
Donna
We belong together
Darling Corey
Red Rocking Chair
Pretty Polly
Vampire Blues
Unknown Legend
May You Never be alone
Your Cheating Heart
I'm so lonesome I can cry
I Saw The Light
Folsom Prison
The Bottle let me down
Waiting Around to die
Freeborn Man
There is a time