Date: May 12, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm
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This show is sold out — but you can still experience The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer “Live at the King Eddy” on Saturday, May 13 at the concert film screening and live Q&A event at Studio Bell. Click here to grab tickets!
National Music Centre presents blues duo The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer. The band returns to the legendary King Eddy stage for the first time since the duo’s electrifying three-night residency in 2019, which resulted in the award-winning Live at the King Eddy album. Audiences are invited to experience a night of scorching blues-rock grooves from The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, live in concert.
With each ticket purchase, you have the option to add a vinyl copy of their “Live at the King Eddy” album for $20.
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.
Carefully assembled from the most powerful performances at a storied music venue, Live at the King Eddy is no ordinary live album. For a band of their prominence and notoriety in the live arena, the recording had to be special, an event. And so it was, captured by none other than the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, a marquee component of the National Music Centre recording collection, which was used to record a breathtaking array of classic masterpieces. Those include four Led Zeppelin studio albums, three by Deep Purple, two by Fleetwood Mac, The Who (Who’s Next), Bob Marley & the Wailers (Live!), Santana, Dire Straits, Ten Years After, Iron Maiden, as well as Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street by the Stones themselves, and many more.
With Live at the King Eddy, the duo joined legendary company and a short list of Canadian bands to be recorded on the esteemed “Rolling truck Stones thing,” as Deep Purple affectionately termed it.
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.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.