Category Archives: roots

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The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Nov 13th, 2014

Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern played host to the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer along with openers The Key Frames and The Fugitives on Novemebr 13th, 2014. I showed up early to catch all three bands. Some pretty cool stuff.

Local roots-rockers The Key Frames started the night off with a mix of roots, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly et al.

The Key Frames

The Key Frames

These guys were followed by west coast indie-folksters The Fugitives. Some incredible harmonies and great songs!

The Fugitives

The Fugitives

Headliners The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers, performed a great set of roots-blues tunes. Awesome stuff!

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Here are links to the complete galleries of each band

The Key Frames

The Fugitives

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

The 2014 Southside Shuffle : preview

The 16th annual Port Credit Blues and Jazz Festival presented by Tim Hortons, kicks off this weekend with an amazing lineup! I’ve put together a small sampling of past performance pictures of some of my favorites that will be there. The festival consists of a few opening gala’s, the Trinity Street Shuffle which is a streetfest on Saturday afternoon, club shows and 4 main stages in Memorial Park.

by clicking each image, you will be opening up the gallery  from were the image was taken, enjoy the festival!

Paul James Vigna
Paul James has a set at 10pm on Saturday night on the Enersource Stage

Waterfront Blues Festival
Chuck Jackson, a founding father of the Southside Shuffle, performs and smoozes through the festival and finishes it off with the Legendary Downchild Blues band on Sunday at 6pm.

Andria Simone
Amazing and versatile vocalist Andria Simone performs with her band Those Guys Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

Jack De Keyzer
Jack de Keyser has a show at Roc’n Doc’s on Friday night, then a Saturday afternoon show in the park, Heath & Sherwood Stage.

Irene Torres
Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils hit the same stage right after Jack de Keyser on Saturday at 7pm, Heath & Sherwood Stage, Memorial Park.

Donnie Walsh
Mr. Downchild himself, Donnie Walsh finishes off the festival with Chuck on Sunday at 6pm, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Heath & Sherwood Stage, Memorial Park.

Al Lerman w/Fathead
Al Lerman performs a solo set Saturday afternoon, then will hustle to the next stage to perform with Fathead.

Tommy Fyfe & The Whisky River Blues Band
The Whiskey River Blues Band will be one of many acts performing Saturday afternoon in the Trinity Street Shuffle (held on Lakeshore Road)


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