Photos – The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Nov 8 2014
– photos by Christopher Edmonstone
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer finishing up ten weeks of touring North America in support of their latest release A Real Fine Mess. The show was the duo’s official album release.
The duo is comprised of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers. A Real Fine Mess was recorded in both Vancouver and Nanaimo.
According to a press release, “Hall and Rogers have received considerable recognition in the last few years. They were nominated for four Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. The duo has also pounded their fair share of festival stages including SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, and Montreal Jazz Fest. Along the way they’ve shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Booker T Jones, David Wilcox, Mother Mother, and The Sheep Dogs. They’ve also had songs featured on television shows such as the The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and the aptly named TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Axe.”