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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and MonkeyJunk

February 22, 2017 8:00 pm. Headlining this double bill is a blues band for true blues fans, who appreciate raw riffs, rough soul and deep roots. Matthew Rogers on drums and guitar (the "axe") and Shawn Hall on vocals and harmonica (the mouth "harp") are behind the gritty sound that's steeped in the electric groove blues of the '50s, '60s and '70s. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer has been nominated for multiple Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies. The duo has toured the major festival circuit including SXSW, and Folk Fests, Blues Fests, and Jazz Fests across the country, impressing crowds with their signature fervor.This night also features Ottawa-based band MonkeyJunk with a bluesy blend of swampy roots-rock. Each an established musician in his own right, the MonkeyJunk trio has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (U.S.A.), a Juno, and a passionate following of fans designated "MonkeyJunkies".This show will have audiences stompin' and howlin' for more.. 245 Centrum BoulevardOttawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa