In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, the duo kick out raw and primal blues in the tradition of a ‘decades-deep blues style’ (Scott Brown, What’s up Yukon), while infusing the genre with a jolt of renewed energy.
This undeniably skilled pair will be kicking off their Island tour tomorrow night in Nanaimo at the legendary venue “Queens”, then heading north to play Cumberland’s iconic “Waverly Hotel” and will cap it all off at Victoria’s finest nightclub “Distrikt” on Saturday night. An opportunity for everyone far and wide to catch a damn good show! Sharing the stage with the gents will be Ben Rogers and the Bloodred Yonder.
We had the pleasure of watching this dynamic blues, rock and funk infused duo a handful of times last summer and eventually caught up with them for a brief interview at Atmosphere Gathering.
Still not convinced? Check out their latest video “A Real Fine Noise”.
Thursday January 22 @ Queen’s – Nanaimo
Venue Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/14Rs5Rg
Friday January 23 @ The Waverly – Cumberland