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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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Mar 30, 2017

Gary is the talented lead guitarist for the classic band BOSTON for over 30 years and has played with Sammy Hagar and Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) among others.

In addition to his massive technical undertaking of managing the stage equipment on a BOSTON tour, including all of the back line and audio equipment, he plays with the band December People that play familiar holiday songs in the styles of the top bands of our time like Santana, The Who, BOSTON, ZZ Top, ELP, Journey, AC/DC, and Rush just to name a few.

Mar 23, 2017

This local band should be an inspiration to all those musicians stuck in their basement.  While these guys...well...are still there, their aspirations should soon help them rise them above it.
These 11 and 12 year olds are just starting out. Finn, Graham, Peter and Aiden play all original music and are working hard on their chops and songwriting. Ron and I thought it would be interesting to see how these fine young men tick, approach their music, their influences and plans for the future.  

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Mar 16, 2017

After 9 years of successfully running Musicfest NW in Portland, OR, Trevor moved to Boston to work with Crash Line Productions to manage booking for the Boston Calling Music Festival. Now in his third year, he continues to work with Musicfest NW as well as the Eaux Claire festival in Wisconsin.

The 2017 Boston Calling lineup is amazingly impressive with the likes of Tool, Mumford and Sons, and Chance the Rapper as well as Bon Iver, Sigur Rós, The XX, Run the Jewels, Solange, Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Tegan & Sara, Wolf Parade, Car Seat Headrest and Deerhoof among many others.

Mar 9, 2017

This is a very self indulgent episode - Ronnie and I have talked about our band The Butler Frogs and the fact that we have an album coming out Spring 2017.

We thought this would be a great time for us to become guests and have our occasional host Mr. Jonathan Beakley talk to the entire band before the release.

Joining the conversation is lead guitarist David Moore who you have met before in episode 011, bassist Tim Fiehler who is an institution around these parts and drummer Greg Mara who also plays with the band Boatyard Resin.

Mar 2, 2017

Drummer Jerome Deupree played in The Humans which toured with Squeeze and opened for legends like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop. He was also with Bourbon Princess, Joe Morris, The Coots and the then jazz group Either Orchestra.

In the late 1980’s he joined Mark Sandman and Dana Colley to form the great low rock band Morphine and he currently plays once again with Dana Colley and Jeremy Lyons with the band Vapors of Morphine.

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