National Music Centre presents a concert film screening and live Q&A with blues duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer.
In 2019, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer recorded a live-off-the-floor album at the King Eddy using the adjacent Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, a marquee component of the National Music Centre recording collection. Germinating over three raucous sold-out nights, a rippin’ live album and concert film of all the unfolding magic would result. That live album, Live at the King Eddy, would also garner the band a 2023 JUNO Award nod and 2023 Western Canadian Music Award win for Blues Artist of the Year.
Now, audiences are invited to experience those electrifying nights on screen, and a live Q&A with the band will follow.
About The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Over 15 years, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer’s Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers have been crafting their unique twist on the blues, earning a justified reputation as one of Canada’s most incendiary live propositions. And what better way to emphatically underline that reputation than to release of a live album? Live at the King Eddy bears ternary significance as a sizzling auditory document of a phenomenal live band, a much-needed salve for the soul, and a mouth-watering reminder of the ecstatic collective experiences we were briefly deprived of over the pandemic – the intense euphoria, emotional release, and human connection that only live music can deliver – and can now revel in once more.
Live at the King Eddy closes a 15-year chapter, paving the way for…well, as Shawn ardently hollers on “Get Ready”… who knows what? Whatever may lay ahead for him and Matt musically, it’s certain to deliver good vibes, rock, groove, and soul in abundance.