Prince Myshkins

myshkinsThis left/ cabaret/folk duo combines guitar, accordion and witty, original satiric songs about war, sexuality, medicine, education, public art, school, traffic, genetically modified food and many other topics. SING OUT magazine claims that “anyone who aspires to write political satire should hear this brilliant duo.” Most of their lyrics are funny, often with rapid delivery of dense lyrics. One critic described them as a rare combination of biting satire and great musicianship with hysterical send-ups of current political and social issues to remarkably catchy and well-written tunes.”

Veteran folk musician Charlie King calls them “a remarkably talented pair of singer-songwriters… very funny, lively, smart, and political.” Another review concludes “the Myshkins are first-rate musicians whose sardonic songs induce life-threatening fits of laughter.”

“A rare combination of biting satire and great musicianship Hysterical send-ups of current political and social issues to remarkably catchy and well-written tunes.”
– random snippet from Twiggs Green Room website

“Klezmer meets Godot and Brothers Grimm…. the Myshkins are first-rate musicians whose sardonic songs induce life-threatening fits of laughter.”
– unbiased review from “The Lounge”, KPBS San Diego

“The wittiest group in the area…. Insanely clever lyrics.”
– quid pro quote from the University of California Guardian

“They make you laugh. They make you mad. They make you laugh about being mad.”
– the whiskey talking through Jeff Berkley, Kerrville award winner

“A remarkably talented pair of singer-songwriters… very funny, lively, smart, and political. Their CD “Shiny Round Object” is my favorite recording of the last millennium.” – Charlie King

“You two absolutely knock my socks off, and my socks have been on far too long…. I find it more and more rare to be blown away by music but you two do the trick over and over.” – Peter Berryman

“The songs are meticulous masterpieces, lyrically and musically. The Prince Myshkins are true American queer music revolutionaires…. each song an American epic unto itself.” – Outvoice review