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"Sweet music with a hard edge that cuts you up, then gently puts you back together…but just a little different”

The incredible vocal talents of stand up bassist Ida Sawabe, guitarists TJ Blair and Matt Magura, oldtime/ukrainian inspired fiddling of Andy Bart, and machine gun banjo picking and deadly slide guitar of David Nishikawa, combine to create a diverse and dedicated country/roots/bluegrass band, The Magnificent 7s. Channelling musical heroes from Hank and Scruggs to Sabbath and Django, the 7s maintain a 100% acoustic live show while blurring the lines between bluegrass, old time country, and rock’n’roll. The band has a relevant sound for the musically informed and cynical landscape we live in.

From their Winnipeg, Manitoba home (the Slurpee Capital of the world), this hard working, acoustic five-piece has travelled many roads—over 100,000 km in 3 years throughout Canada and the US—since the debut release Dirty Roads (2008). A split 7-inch collaborative recording with acclaimed Hamilton showman BA Johnston in 2010 led the band to the Yukon Territory in support of their release. A brand new album All Kinds of Mean (2011) released across North America in Spring of 2012, will see the Sevens on the road once again, and so the legend continues.


The Mag 7's are on Transistor 66
The official Mag 7's website can be found here