Thursday, February 5, 2015

A bit of the Blues with the energy of Rock and Roll at the Lester Centre this weekend

For many musicians the road is the proving ground for their music, the live audiences the instant feedback for all those hours of rehearsal and long, long travels down a highway.

This Saturday night, the Lester Centre makes for the Northern BC starting point for an ambitious tour from the energetic duo of musicians known as The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer.

They will be bringing their Northern Exposure Tour to Prince Rupert to launch a journey that packs an impressive number of performances into a short period of time, as well as one that would seem destined to put more than a few kilometres on the odometer.

The road trip starts Saturday with the North Coast appearance and once the house lights go up and the crowd files out, the pair will be loading up and taking to Highway 16.

From Prince Rupert the duo heads east towards a string of destinations that would test the best of us, with appearance scheduled for Valemount, Quesnel, Kitimat, Terrace and  Smithers along the way.

Their Northern BC experience will come to an end with a showcase appearance as part of the ColdSnap Festival at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George on February 16th.

Shawn Hall (he the Harpoonist) and Matthew Rogers (the Axe murderer) combine musical forces , providing a range of offerings from the Blues of Willie Dixon to the funk and power of Jack White.

Delivering a raw interpretation of the blues that take audiences back into time, all with a commitment to how the masters of the genre delivered their work.

With three recordings under their belt, the northern BC tour will take their music to areas of the province that don't often get the opportunity to sample the DNA of what has become rock and roll.

North Coast residents and those visiting Prince Rupert for the All Native Basketball Tournament can sample it all this weekend.

Show time at the Lester Centre on Saturday night is 8 PM, tickets are available at the Lester Centre of the Arts and at Cook's Jewellers.  

Ticket prices range from 25 dollars for Adults, to 20 dollars for Seniors/Students and 15 dollars for children.

You cane explore more on the duo from their website here and follow their travels along the roads of Northern British Columbia through their twitter feed.

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