Piece Comment

Review of Barber Shop-Short Version

Brilliant audio portrait of voices not heard enough on public radio, a barber shop. It starts off by bringing the listeners into the barber shop world with excellent ambient sound. It progresses without the need of narration just by the sheer weight of personality and use of sound (kids coming and going, clippers in the background). Then through the interviewers questions, the story turns to a profile of an occupation and ultimately about the struggles and strengths of a community.