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Bernie Sanders Gives a Shout-Out to Phoenix Band Harrison Fjord

Well, this doesn't happen too often. 

Phoenix band Harrison Fjord, which we named one of the 16 Phoenix Bands to Watch in 2016 earlier this year, played a set before the main event at the Bernie Sanders rally in Flagstaff yesterday. As the senator from Vermont began his speech, he gave a quick shout-out to the band.

"Let me begin by thanking the Harrison Fjord band," Sanders said at the beginning of his speech.

Harrison Fjord carries the distinction of being the only local band to open for a major presidential candidate this year, raising the question: Who would be the best local band to open for each candidate?


We're guessing Donald Trump would love to see the dudes in BroLoaf eating out Lady Liberty on stage. Ted Cruz could probably relate to the pent-up rage of Fathers Day. Hillary Clinton would probably dig the energy of Doll Skin. 

You can watch the moment in the video below. The payoff happens at 3:55.



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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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