The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer Nominated for JUNO Awards 2023 Blues Album of the Year

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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, have been JUNO nominated for Blues Album of the Year for their album Live at King Eddy. The two-piece blues-rock band is comprised of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers who found common ground in the blues, and have been touring and recording ever since they met in 2006. 

Their chemistry on stage is unmatched, and anyone who has seen them live knows just how much noise and energy can be generated by just two people, and that's exactly what they've captured on Live at King Eddy - a live recording album that's bursting with grooves and never lets up on the energy. 

This album nomination is a testament to their years of hard work and to the rich impact they've had on Canadian blues music over the past fifteen years, and adds to their list of numerous awards wins, including Maple Blues, West Coast Music, Sirius XM, and a previous JUNO Award nomination.

Creating the album, Hall and Rogers spent three sweat-filled nights in Calgary’s legendary blues bar, the King Eddy, which was a former hangout of Ralph Klein. Backed by two female singers and a Hammond organ player, they gave their all to deliver a performance that would be remembered for years to come.
Rogers wails on his grungy Telecaster, while Hall blows as much air into his harp as a Lethbridge wind storm, and both of them continually have both feet working pedals to make up a percussion section. The result is a lively and engaging performance that's a feast for the ears.

HarpAxe has made a lasting impact on the Canadian blues music scene, and this JUNO Award nomination is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work, dedication, and immense talent.

Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to the 52nd annual Juno Awards broadcasting live on Monday, March 13 for this year's celebration of Canada’s top musicians, singers, songwriters, producers, and more.

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