2023 BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR | The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer | | The JUNO Awards

In a manner that has come to be expected from, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, this is no ordinary album. For a band of their notoriety in the live arena, the recording had to be an event. And so it was, captured by none other than The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Now a marquee component at the National Music Centre in Calgary, between 1970 and 1990 the studio was used to record a breathtaking array of classic masterpieces, including Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Bob Marley, and many more, as well as Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street by the Stones themselves. With Live at the King Eddy Shawn and Matt now join that dizzying, legendary company as the first ever Canadian band to be recorded by the esteemed “Rolling truck Stones thing,” as Deep Purple affectionately termed it.

Featuring powerful contributions from Vancouver powerhouse Dawn Pemberton, Winnipeg-based singer Andrina Turenne, and keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark), Live at the King Eddy was mixed by Graham Lessard (Timber Timbre / Kevin Drew / The Barr Brothers) at the National Music Centre.