From February 15-17, the King Eddy will host Vancouver-based rock ‘n’ blues duo The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer for a three-date run, while also recording a live-off-the-floor album using a crown jewel in the National Music Centre recording collection, the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio (RSM).
Harkening back to the original Eddy’s heydays when blues acts performed for multi-day or even multi-week-long stints, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer will offer three nights of swaggering, soul-scorching, boogie-laced blues.
After its reopening this summer, the Eddy has paid homage to its former life as a historic blues venue with established acts like Ellen McIlwaine, Amos Garrett and Jesse Roper trodding its stage, while also expanding its programming to include musical talent from a range of genres.
“The Harpoonist& the Axe Murderer is a blues duo that is injecting fresh blood into the genre, and a fitting act for the Eddy as the venue turns a new page in its history,” said Rich Taylor, King Eddy’s Talent Buyer. “We’re excited to host the band as they record a new live album using the Mighty Mobile.”
“We are well aware of the Eddy’s blues history and have been eager to play the room for some time,” said Shawn Hall of The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer. “This is such a neat opportunity; to play an iconic Canadian music venue, and record an album on a legendary recording console. There is truly nowhere else in the world where we could do this.”
Tickets for The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer performances on February 15, 16 and 17 cost $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Get them on sale now here.