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Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. The conversations offer experiences ​from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You'll hear their stories, hardships ​​faced and overcome...and why they love what they do.
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Jun 30, 2016

Radio DJ and Renaissance woman, Sam is a seasoned radio vet and has been on the radio dial all over New England and is currently on WCTK Cat Country at 98.1 FM and also at WATD on the South Shore at 95.9 FM.

Chuck Clough and guest host Jonathan Beakley (sitting in for Ronnie Hirschberg) spoke with Sam at Woods Hill Table in Concord Massachusetts to talk about her radio heritage, the state of terrestrial radio and other projects she plans on beginning this year.

Jun 16, 2016

Flynn Cohen is an acoustic guitarist from the American folk band Low Lily – formerly called Annalivia. Flynn has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music including legendary Irish accordion player John Whelan, as well as solo and duo shows playing music from his four solo albums. 

We sat with Flynn at Woods Hill Table in Concord, Massachusetts and discussed how he came to Boston, how he approaches writing and his many musical travels from Cleveland to Boston to Brattleboro, Vermont.

Jun 15, 2016

Performer, composer, session bassist and the leader of The Alison Keslow Group, she has shared the stage as well as recording credits with many artists, including Joan Armatrading, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, John Sebastian and Mindi Abair.

Alison has two solo albums - "Between Earth and Sky" released in 2003 more recently in 2014 "Bass Dharma".

Alison is currently on the summer faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is co-owner with her husband of Sudbury School of Music in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

When we began discussing who to have on as our first guest on Above The Basement we immediately thought of Alison.  Apart from being our friend, she is an amazingly impressive player and composer and is in high demand in the Boston music scene.  

During our conversation, we talked about her Boston Music Award nomination, how she came to Boston through Berklee College of Music, her past and current projects and her thoughts on writing, working and her musical meditation.

 

Jun 15, 2016

The first conversation with hosts Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg.  They discuss how Above the Basement came to be, what they hope to do and their current projects.

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