Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

100 EpisodesProduced by Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg

Above The Basement is a Boston based podcast hosted by Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg that features casual and candid discussions with local, national and international musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. The conversations offer experiences from those shaping our mu… read more

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Episode 115 - Ceci Juno

October 11th, 2018


One thing that is clear when you have a conversation with Ceci Juno, thoughtfulness is the theme to her work, whether in the studio or in the …

Episode 114 - Thalia Zedek

October 3rd, 2018


Thalia Zedek came to Boston in 1979 and started her first band White Women and from there became ingrained the Boston music scene – a mainstay through an impressive string of different bands including Dangerous Birds, …

Episode 113 - Wyc Grousbeck

September 27th, 2018


Most of you probably know Wyc Grousbeck as CEO, Governor and co-owner of the Boston Celtics. Some of you may know him as a member of the business community with Causeway Media Partners, or even for his philanthropy …

Episode 112 - Rob Bleetstein

September 19th, 2018


In our conversation with Austin’s Darden Smith​ last year, we covered some of the history of Americana. Recently Ronnie was on a call with Mr. Smith who highly recommended getting in touch with Rob Bleetstein - who we …

Episode 111 - Above The Noise

September 12th, 2018


Whether we realize it or not, the current opioid crisis affects us all. And while many people donate their time and resources to fight this huge problem, we met two women who imagined something unique and bigger.

In …

Episode 110 - Jimmy Connor

August 29th, 2018


We had heard of Jimmy Connor over the past year through the grapevine – rumors of a young musician with guitar chops making a name for himself while …

Episode 109 - Will Dailey

August 15th, 2018


In this day and age we all seem to crave the connection to others that seems to be missing in this environment of screens and social media. Will Dailey wants to break down that wall. And if you don’t want to climb over …

Episode 108 - Arnold McCuller

August 8th, 2018


Arnold McCuller. As his website states – you may not know the name, but you certainly know the voice.

Every summer, James Taylor and his wonderful …

Episode 107 - Cirque du Soleil

July 30th, 2018


"We're not trying to tell you what to think," is what Francis Jalbert tells us about the philosophy behind every Cirque du Soleil production.


In Concert Series 007 - Chris Trapper - Live at City Winery

July 27th, 2018


A performance by Chris Trapper - Live at City Winery - June 24, 2018 in Boston, MA.

Recorded after our second ConcertCast - a conversation and performance in front of a live audience.

To listen to the entire …

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