Former Groove Orient Frontman Chuck Magid Touring for New EP ‘Traveling Home’
You might know the name Chuck Magid from his tenure with The Groove Orient, the outstanding funky rockers from Orlando who played their very last show in May at the Florida jam showcase Orange Blossom Jamboree. Magid has been on the scene a long time and at one time also hosted a dynamite radio show in Orlando on WPRK. Magid sang and played guitar in the band as well as songwriting.
Magid is out on his own now, prepared to release an excellent new EP titled Traveling Home, scheduled for release December 21. It features two songs solo acoustic, a marked turn for a man who hits the groove hard. There are also two tracks as a trio and two more with his full band, which features Aaron Bucky Buckingham on drums and vocals, Glenn Kastrinos on bass and vocals, and Colin Fei on keyboards and vocals. Buckingham was also in The Groove Orient. Kastrinos is a multi-instrumentalist known for bass and drums with several Orlando bands. Fei also plays keyboards in the excellent group Thomas Wynn & The Believers.
Magid embarks on a seven-date tour in support of Traveling Home, beginning tonight (Friday, November 29) at Cafe Davinci’s in Deland and Saturday at the Folk Yeah Festival in Orlando, with more shows in Gainesville, New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville, and Tampa. The release party December 21 coincides with the annual X-Mas Rager at Will’s Pub in Orlando. That show also boasts Oxford Noland, Jordan Foley and The Wheelhouse, and Patrick Hagerman.
In January, Magid and Oxford Noland are taking the music to Atlanta, Knoxville, and Asheville.
Magid exudes energy, and we could all use some of that. Check him out on his first solo tour! We will review the EP shortly before the release party! It’s HOT!
11/29 Cafe Davinci’s | Deland FL
11/30 Folk Yeah Festival | Orlando FL
12/12 High Dive | Gainesville FL w/ Whale Feral
12/13 Beachside Tavern | New Smyrna Beach FL
12/14 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL w/ Oxford Noland, Custard Pie, Them Vagabonds
12/19 Crowbar | Tampa FL w/ Oxford Noland, The Reality
12/21 X-Mas Rager | Will’s Pub | Orlando FL w/ Oxford Noland, Jordan Foley & The Wheelhouse, Patrick Hagerman
CHUCK MAGID & OXFORD NOLAND
01/23Smith’s Olde Bar | Atlanta GAw/ Custard Pie
01/24Preservation Pub | Knoxville TNw/ Chew
01/25One Stop | Asheville NC