Fry Truck

The thing about Hamilton music is that there are bands that would be, should be, famous in any other city in the world. Hamilton spits out killer outfits like trailer park mamas spit out babys.

Fry Truck is about real songs, perfectly executed with passion and conviction. Alt Country, hard folk, deeply soulful, the combination of Dave Pomfret, Danny Medakovic, Carrie Ashworth, Matt Coleman and Linda Duemo comprise the latest and frankly sweetest version of Fry Truck, as hot and ready to satisfy as the name suggests. On the cusp of recording their first album, Barber Shop Podcast gets the band in house to share a little life, philosophy and a lot if live music.

Sit back, enjoy the ride with Fry Truck LIVE from BOXO Studio with Barber Shop Podcast


Dave Gould

It’s that time of year at Barber Shop Podcast when the short, dark, cold days work to suck the joy and energy out of the world and on the big dirty city, you’d be excused for believing that there is nothing in the cupboard at times.
Dave Gould is just the tonic for a frozen night in late January as Kevin and Ryan crank up the furnace and dig into the life and times of one of the most creative individuals who make art and music a mission in life here in Hamilton. Artist, musician, seeker and sage,
Dave Gould has never been bound by convention, choosing to create sound-scapes and rhythms from all kinds of places, his palate and performance a celebration of all the things music should be, could be.
Well versed and accomplished as a singer songwriter, Dave Gould still sees music as a wide open field, with the possibilities limited only by the imagination.
Warm words and toasty folks on a frosty night at Barber Shop Podcast with Dave Gould


The Kents

Every once and awhile we get to feast like a dog when the pork chop hits the floor. Somewhere between the legendary icons and the scrappy up-and-comers there are a myriad of über talented bands that never received the props and exposure they deserve. Yours truly was influenced greatly by three of these Hamiltonian pillars thru the music of Crimson Jimson, Flux AD and Junkhouse. In any other part of the world, this constitutes a super group, but around here it was merely perfectly crafted original rock, layered and shiny, sweet and brutally good. The Kents bring a sensitivity and Hamilton sensibility to this incarnation of the band with stalwarts John Connolly, Grant and Stu Marshall and rejuvenated with the help of the youngster Dave Christie on drums. the Kents deliver a proud, smart lyric, a tuneful melody, sweet harmonies and a spark of trouble to make a sound they can claim their own and at the same time, be the best band you’ve never heard.

Well – you hear them tonight,  get a glimpse at yet another group of great individuals who represent is so well, in the squared circle of music and entertainment.

Pleased as punch, crying for all the right reasons, sit back and soak in the sticky past, present, and future of The Kents – live and in person at Barber Shop Podcast.


Ian Andrews and the Smokin’ Scoundrels

The mantle of Bluesman is not one worn casually. Since the birth of the blues, stories and patterns have been repeated over and over, each time with a slightly different inflection. Be it from the Mississippi delta or from the Deep South of Ontario, the blues speaks of love and loss, passion and personal journeys that touch a common chord.
Ian Andrews grew up in Guelph, not exactly the blues hotbed of Canada, but close to the timeless recordings that have withstood fad and fashion over time. Freddie King, Stevie Ray, Albert Collins, all were deep cuts in the young musicians table during his formative years. It made sense that the kid who formed a punk band, a rock band and lived to write original tunes would one day front a legitimate blues outfit.
Featuring the silky Sean LeSage on bass, Dan Stajov on keys and Tom Lamontagne on drums, the elements of musicianship, verve and mojo have come together to form something special. Bringing together the classic and the new, there is nothing stopping the best new blues band out of Hamilton from kicking the door down in a big way.
Ladies and gentlemen – Ian Andrews and the Smokin’ Scoundrels on Barber Shop Podcast.