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Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

211 EpisodesProduced by Chuck Clough and Ronnie HirschbergWebsite

Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. Conversations will inform and entertain listeners with experiences from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You will hear their stories, h… read more


Episode 151 - Ben Reigle

On one fine day back in early March, The ATB team drove out to Greenfield, MA to Great Spirits Tattoo to not only talk with musician and artist Ben Reigal, but also to get Chuck another tattoo!

Chuck got a tattoo of a compass on the inside of my left arm. I think we can all agree that a compass is something that we as a country, as a society and as human beings need in our lives. We have all been struggling with life in the time of COVID, with many of us losing a friend or family member to this awful pandemic. Businesses have been greatly affected and certainly we all miss our social interaction – going to concerts and other gatherings.

And of course we recognize the terrible murder of George Floyd and the protests that have followed to call out, once again, racial injustice that needs to be addressed.

We know we all need to be better and need to work hard to make sure we are part of the solution in our words and actions.

So we think it is time to get back to what we do – promoting musicians and artists in the City of Boston.

Ben Reigal is a tattoo artist and musician who suffered a devastating stroke not too long ago and the road to health has taken him to a different place that you will soon learn through our conversation while he plunges a needle into my skin.  We hope you enjoy.

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