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The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer singing the blues at Goshen’s Ignition Music Garage

Blues fans who like Black Joe Lewis, The Sheepdogs and The Stone Foxes will want to check out next band hitting the stage at Ignition Music Garage in downtown Goshen.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

GOSHEN — The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer might just leave the stage black and blue after they rock out this weekend at Ignition Music Garage in downtown Goshen.

Who are the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer? With Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall singing and playing blues harmonica and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers on guitar and percussion, the duo reverberates with raw, bluesy style. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer released their self-titled album in 2008 and followed up in 2011 with “Checkered Past.” The band’s next album, “A Real Fine Mess,” is scheduled to come out June 17. The band has been nominated for multiple Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. Hall and Rogers have played at South by Southwest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest and Montreal Jazz Fest. The band’s music has been featured on television shows including “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods” and the TV movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe.”

You might enjoy the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer if you listen to: Black Joe Lewis, The Sheepdogs and The Stone Foxes.

When are they playing? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

Where is Ignition Music Garage? 120 E. Washington St. in downtown Goshen.

How much are tickets? Tickets are available for $20 online at ignitionmusic.net or by phone at 971-8282.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.




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