Michael A.M.

In September there’s nothing better than some kid coming off the bench to hit the walk-off winning run, pulling victory from the jaws of defeat.
Last minute call up Michael A. Myszkowski has been holding fort as Link Andrews, bass player with Hamilton indie heavyweights 40 Sons for near half a decade and has started his journey as a songwriter, front-man and cryptic faker as a solo artist.
Bringing his long time friend and co-writer Brendan Whelan along, Michael.A.M. gives court to five originals that are as new as the morning dew. Beautifully crafted and bravely performed, each offing has it’s own perfect place in today.
Add to that five Easter eggs that is Exile On King Street, Mike’s bass playing is front and center on a sample from our July Hamilton music showcase. Tunes from Luke Bentham, JB Reed, Ginger St.James, Christa Bradbury and Duane Rutter will make you get a feel for just what we got going on here.




John Kirby was born in Burlington, but we forgive him for that. Musical and inquisitive from an early age, Kirby was playing and writing original music, building and blowing up a series of projects before going solo in 2006. Writing and recording with First Time Fallen prepared him to rely on beauties like Vince Sciara, Graham Peaceful and Joey Balducci to learn the business of music from top to bottom.
Boasting a strong sweet tenor, sharp soprano and rich overtones, Kirby possesses a voice for the ages, tender and expressive, dripping with the kind of honesty that belies his word play and sharp lyrics.
It’s a rainy Wednesday in September, the bedroom folk rock of Kirby is the tonic, his stories and songs providing a perfect backdrop for the first night of a new era at BOXO Studio with a sound like you’ve never heard before.
There’s lots to love about Kirby, and there’s lots to love about Barber Shop Podcast.



TG and the Swampbusters

We got up to some Shennanigans at Barber Shop Podcast with a new sponsor and a couple of old friends.

Tim Gibbons has been on before, back in the pre- video days, and tonight he stopped by with long time bassist and cohort Mike Williams. Joining together to form The Trouble Boys with the great Ray Farrugia in the earliest 80’s, Gibbons has been around since the good old days, music man, actor, resonance man about town, his Irish eyes are smiling on this episode for sure.

A little crooked, a little messy, and a lot of fun, this snapshot of Tim and Mike having a party with the gruesome crewsome, is one that will make you laugh till you cry, cry till you laugh, and forgive a little bit harder.

Sometimes it ain’t pretty, but it’s always beautiful at Barber Shop Podcast