Even those who are only vaguely down with T.O.'s music scene have heard of Kurt Swinghammer. Considering he's been a fixture here for over 15 years as a commercial and fine artist, not to mention his countless TV and film credits, it would be easy to overlook his solo music career. Pity, as his new disc shows just how much songwriting muscle he's got. A stripped-down acoustic set recorded at the lovely Glenn Gould Studio, the album pays tribute to his long-time home in Kensington Market and paints a beautiful picture of a man's life in the context of his surroundings. You can't help but feel nostalgic for the past while soaking in Kurt's striking baritone set against fine picking. Kurt launches Augusta at the Cameron Monday (October 18).