Get ready to break a sweat because the Harpoonist & the Axe Murder will have you out of your seats and into the groove. Musicians Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers are best known for their deep South blues and rock ‘n roll style; music that targets the soul.
You’re not supposed to pull this off with only two people, but early on, Hall and Rogers made the choice to limit their sound to whatever they could play between them, using only their mouths, hands and feet. Shawn Hall provides soul-tinged vocals and distinctly dirty blues harp, while Matthew Rogers simultaneously pours out throbbing drum grooves and guitar licks with the kind of coordination that usually spells ‘novelty act.’ For HAM, the multi-limb workout is key to a sound that has to be earned: at a typical live show, it takes a matter of minutes for the pair to be drenched in sweat. [Read more about their bio].
Join us at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery for another fantastic Music at the Cannery this Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm. We’ve had sold out shows, so please come early to secure a seat. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society acknowledges the generous support of G&F Financial Group and the City of Richmond.